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HOW TO USE BREXIT AS AN EXAMPLE FOR FUTURE POLICY CHANGES

In 2016, the United Kingdom surprised the world by deciding to leave the European Union. Campaign victories like that don’t come out of nowhere. Behind the scenes teams engage audiences, navigate policy discussions, work with the press, and debate difficult topics. The most adept ultimately change opinions and win.

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STOP PITCHING THE PROGRAMS, START PITCHING THE MEANING

Nonprofit think tanks are dependent upon the generous support of donors to accomplish their mission. It can be very challenging for think tanks to identify, cultivate, and successfully pitch high-level donors —the type of donors who will invest in the think tank’s vision and provide the transformational gifts that could help cre...

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PIONEER INSTITUTE’S NEXT STOP: A FIRST-CLASS TRANSIT SYSTEM

The Boston area’s Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA or the T) serves 1.3 million commuters who rely on the system to get to work each day. Institutional and operational issues led to the system’s virtual shut down for several weeks in early 2015, leaving thousands of riders in the lurch and taking a devastating to...

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SFL — PHILIPPINES HOSTS INAUGURAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE

Students for Liberty — Philippines held its inaugural Students for Liberty — Philippines conference on July 21-22, educating more than 60 people from local universities on SFL’s core ideas of individual liberties and free markets. Speakers included Business Week columnist Nonoy Oplas, former German MP Markus Löning as well as th...

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MESSAGE OF LIBERTY SPREADS TO MILLIONS OF NEW READERS

Often, those who may immediately benefit greatly from the ideas of economic freedom are those who have never been exposed to them. One such group of people are the over 35 million speakers of Malayalam in southwestern India. An ongoing project of the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), an Atlas Network partner organization...

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PROMOTING INFORMED VOTING IN CHILE

A new phenomenon is cropping up amongst civil society organizations across the world seeking to hold their countries’ respective political parties and candidates who seek to influence public policy accountable during campaigns for election. Similar to 2017 Templeton Freedom Award finalist IMANI Center for Policy and Education’s...

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BEACON CENTER OF TENNESSEE NAMED FINALIST FOR 2017 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

For decades, Tennessee has claimed to be an income tax-free state, even passing a constitutional amendment banning taxes on income. And for decades, this has been a lie – the state has continually taxed income derived from savings, stocks, and bonds since 1929 through its grandfathered-in "Hall Tax." But last year Beacon Center...

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TARIFF ON LAPTOPS, TABLETS IN ARGENTINA REPEALED

Argentina has many institutional roadblocks to its economic prosperity, but there are some encouraging signs that signal a changing climate of opinion. Its government recently repealed an egregious tariff on laptops and tablets that was as high 35 percent in response to Libertad y Progreso’s very public campaign bringing awarene...

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NATIONAL EMPLOYEE FREEDOM WEEK PROMOTES DEDICATION TO EMPLOYEE FREEDOM

There is a palpable momentum in the movement to increase employee freedom in the United States, and that is thanks in large part to the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI)’s National Employee Freedom Week, a public awareness campaign designed to educate union members about the options available to them regarding their union...

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STEMMING THE AUTHORITARIAN TIDE IN SERBIA THROUGH BLOGGING

Serbia’s historical lack of a civil society has partially allowed for governments that tended towards authoritarianism. The Center for Anti-Authoritarian Studies (CAAS) is working to bolster Serbian civil society and combat Serbia’s historic authoritarianism with its Anti-Authoritarian Watchdog and Index Project that fights agai...

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GREECE’S NEWEST THINK TANK PRESIDENT

Atlas Network recently caught up with Alexander Skouras, its former director of external relations, who will become president of the Center of Liberal Studies (KEFiM) in Greece starting September 1. Originally founded in 2011, KEFiM’s mission is to increase the influence and support for policies that promote individual freedom.

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FINDING THE “GHOST TEACHERS” IN PENNSYLVANIA

In Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth Foundation (CF) is tackling the problem of “ghost teachers” — teachers who no longer work in a classroom, but go to work for the teachers’ union and manage to stay on district payroll, receive health benefits, and amass pension credits, just as if they were teaching in a school. CF is working ha...

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TRAILBLAZERS: THE NEW ZEALAND STORY

The economic liberalization of New Zealand in the 1980s and 1990s under Finance Ministers Roger Douglas and Ruth Richardson remains an inspiring case study of fostering economic growth through rolling back government subsidies and protectionist import controls. Free to Choose Network (FTCN) – an Atlas Network partner whose missi...

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EASYBUSINESS TAKES CARE OF ENTREPRENEURS IN UKRAINE

The World Bank’s Doing Business report ranks economies on their ease of doing business, from 1–190, “...by sorting the aggregate distance to frontier scores on 10 topics, each consisting of several indicators, giving equal weight to each topic.” In 2016, Ukraine landed in 80th position, with further improvement expected, for eas...

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