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Libera Bolivia examines street fair that has lifted thousands from poverty

On March 10, 2021, our partners at LIBERA Bolivia presented an audiovisual production called Sabemos Vender Bien (We Know How to Sell Well) that presents the events of Feria 16 de Julio in El Alto, Bolivia, a huge street fair that has helped lift thousands of people out of poverty in recent decades by encouraging free market act...

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Restoring the rights of 6 million Ukrainians | Dmytro Lyvch

Dmytro Lyvch is project manager & head of analytics at EasyBusiness, a leading public policy advisory organization that works to build a better business-enabling climate in Ukraine. The free-market think tank grew out of work being done by advisors to the Economy Minister to use deregulation as a tool to stamp out corruption in...

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Influential Economic Freedom Audit Facilitated in Vietnam

One of Atlas Network’s Vietnamese partners, the Market Solutions Research Center for Social and Economic Issues (MASSEI), recently worked in conjunction with the National University of Economics and government officials from various agencies and ministries to conduct an Economic Freedom Audit that resulted in market-friendly pol...

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Economic Freedom Audit in Colombia receives widespread attention

The Instituto de Ciencia Política Hernán Echavarría (ICP), one of Atlas Network’s active partners in Latin America, organized an important online event on March 17 examining Colombia’s ranking within the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World Report (EFW) and opportunities for improvement. The event—sponsored by an Atl...

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Charting the Path to Economic Recovery | Kendall Cotton

The Frontier Institute was founded in 2020 and is already reshaping the economic landscape in Montana. Through their Montana Recovery Agenda, FI is working with the newly elected governor to ensure overregulation doesn’t stifle a strong economic recovery.

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How Nations Succeed: A Blueprint for Achieving National Prosperity

The Legatum Institute, an Atlas Network partner, published a new report, “How Nations Succeed,” offering a roadmap for achieving national prosperity in developing countries. The report highlights the necessity of strong institutions, an open economy, and investment in human capital in order to achieve long-term development.

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Tennessee’s Strategic Agility in a Time of Crisis

Since the start of the pandemic, the Beacon Center of Tennessee, an Atlas Network partner, has been at the forefront of ensuring the state legislature embraces policies aimed at sustainability and recovery. Thanks to their work, a bill to add a Right to Work amendment—which would render it illegal for workplaces to require labor...

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Libertas Institute Expands Impact Across the United States

Since Libertas Institute was founded by Connor Boyack in 2011, the organization has been pivotal in ushering through dozens of freedom-oriented reforms in its home state of Utah. Building on that policy success, the team recently started working with Atlas Network partners, other like-minded organizations, and individual law...

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The Tax Foundation’s Integral Role in the COVID-19 Recovery

Almost immediately after former President Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency in March 2020, the Tax Foundation, an Atlas Network partner, launched a website producing daily analysis of legislative proposals addressing the crisis in the United States. The COVID-19 Resource Center has quickly turned into the go-to source...

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Classical liberalism and democracies | Nils Karlson

Nils Karlson, founding president and CEO of the Ratio Institute in Sweden discusses the need for classical liberal reform in most developed democracies and welfare states while tying in his new book Statecraft and Liberal Reform in Advanced Democracies.

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A New Pathway to Preserving Property Rights in Sénégal

Sénégal is one of the most endowed countries in West Africa in terms of natural resources. However, according to the World Food Programme, 39 percent of its 15.4 million population lives below the poverty line, and “75 percent of families suffer from chronic poverty.” This unconvincing economic reality is compounded by an abysma...

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How to escape global cynicism | Dr. Marian Tupy

From increased life expectancy to better food trends, data proves that human flourishing is increasing worldwide. Listen to Dr. Marian Tupy, editor of Human Progress .org , a senior fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, co-author of The Simon Project, and co-author of Ten Global Trends Every Sm...

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Bringing prosperity back to Greece—with Alexander Skouras

National lockdowns and protectionist policies in Greece have stripped millions of their civil liberties and forced many back into poverty. Alex Skouras, President of KEFiM in Greece, tells of KEFiM's "Greece 2021—Agenda for Freedom and Prosperity", the most ambitious initiative of KEFiM to date which is focused around helping th...

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A new educational framework for Greek private schools

KEFiM, an Atlas Network partner, helped pass a landmark bill that drastically increases the autonomy of private schools in Greece. The bill included many of the recommendations in KEFiM’s Greece 2021 Agenda, including increased academic freedom, the ability to offer unique and innovative services, and the ability for schools to...

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The Cost of Protectionism on Farmers in India

India’s state and central government’s COVID-19 relief efforts have provided farmers with funds to maintain stable livelihoods during the current health and financial crisis. However, India’s Centre for Civil Society (CCS) argues that India’s policy approach towards the COVID-19 crisis, while well-intended, has been proven to co...

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Imported American cars will now be cheaper in Ukraine

American cars will be cheaper in Ukraine thanks in part to the work of the Center for Social and Economic Research Ukraine (CASE). CASE, an Atlas Network partner, published a research report in response to a new tax proposal that was to be levied on American imported cars. The report countered the “support for domestic producers...

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