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COMMON SENSE ECONOMICS TRANSLATED INTO NEPALI

In Nepal, translations of authoritarian, socialist works by Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Mao Zedong, and others are widely available, but books that promote liberty and free markets are virtually non-existent. The Nepal Prosperity Institute (NPI) is working to fix this by translating pro-market books into the local Nepali langua...

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THE STORY OF SWEDEN IS ABOUT MARKETS, NOT SOCIALISM

For years, Free to Choose Network has brought the importance of individual, economic, and political freedom to a mainstream audience through film. The renowned Swedish economist Johan Norberg's most recent film is Sweden: Lessons for America: A Personal Exploration by Johan Norberg, which debuted on public television a few weeks...

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ARGENTINIAN THINK TANK TO PARTICIPATE IN THINK20 SUMMIT

Fundación Instituto David Hume (FIDH) seeks to convince global leaders of the benefits of technology for developing economies. The Argentinian think tank has been selected to present its new policy brief, “Providing a Broader Framework to Social and Labour Relations,” at the Think20 (T20) Summit, September 16–18, 2019. In the b...

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LAUNCH OF THE BALKAN LIBERTY NETWORK SIGNALS NEW CHAPTER FOR REGION

The movement to advance liberty in the Balkans is evolving into a well-consolidated network. Liberalni Forum in Bosnia & Herzegovina and Lucha Institute in Montenegro have partnered to establish the Balkan Liberty Network to reinforce the work of several independent classical liberal institutions in the region. The Balkan Libert...

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TAJIKISTAN FREE MARKET CENTER HOSTS LECTURE SERIES

On August 9 the Tajikistan Free Market Center (TFMC) hosted their latest in a series of lectures on economics and liberty in the Central Asian country. This lecture, titled “Property and Prosperity,” was hosted in the city of Kulob and provided information about the correlation between free market policies, political freedoms, a...

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NAVIGATING THE POST-JANUS LANDSCAPE IN WASHINGTON AND OHIO

Public unions throughout the country have been in upheaval since the June 27th decision in the Supreme Court case, Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. Public union eligible employees now have the ability to opt out of union membership without fear of retaliation and are no longer required to pa...

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NORTH KOREAN HUMAN RIGHTS: THE CRISIS THAT REMAINS

Last night Atlas Network hosted Yeonmi Park at our September Global Policy Perspectives event in New York City. Park is a well-known human rights activist and North Korean refugee. After escaping the country and adjusting to life in the West, she began delivering speeches to the international public, including several talks for...

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TALE OF TWO OIL-RICH COUNTRIES: VENEZUELA VS. NORWAY

Venezuela has one of the largest repositories of oil in the world, so why is its economy collapsing? Two new research papers produced by Venezuelan think-tank Centro de Divulgacion del Conocimiento Economico para la Libertad (CEDICE Libertad) provide unique insights into this question. By examining the way Venezuela's oil indust...

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INDONESIAN THINK TANK PARTNERS WITH YOUTUBE CELEBRITY ON FOOD SECURITY

The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) has partnered with Indonesian YouTube celebrity Vincent Ricardo to publish the first in a series of videos aiming to educate the public about the reasons for high food prices in Indonesia and to encourage public action. This video calls for President Joko Widodo to lessen trade res...

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AMLO—IS MEXICO HEADED BACK TOWARD THE ROAD TO SERFDOM?

On Dec. 1, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, better known as AMLO, will become the next President of Mexico for the six-year term of 2018-2024. His stunning victory represents a watershed moment in the nation’s transition to a modern democracy. AMLO won with almost 53 percent of the popular vote; and his party, Morena, was able to ca...

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SMITH FELLOW SPOTLIGHT: NATALIA MACYRA

The Smith Fellowship, one of the many programs of Atlas Network’s Leadership Academy, brings up-and-coming leaders from around the world to Washington D.C., where they receive varied training in marketing, fundraising, management, and other relevant skills. A recent alumna of the Smith Fellowship, Natalia Macyra, is general mana...

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PRIVATE PROPERTY HOLDS THE KEY TO UNLOCKING ZIMBABWE’S POTENTIAL

The Coalition for Market and Liberal Solutions (COMALISO) is seeking to educate Zimbabwe on the importance of private property. Its project, “Happy Hut Million,” will use the successful case study of the tribe Fengu Xhosa, as an example that highlights the benefits of, as well as provides a blueprint for, the protection of priva...

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RANKING THE BUSINESS CLIMATE COMPETITIVENESS OF ARGENTINA’S PROVINCES

The Argentinian think-tank Fundación Libertad recently released Índice Provincial de Desempeño Empresarial 2018 (IPDE, “Provincial Index of Business Climate”) — a study measuring the regulations that favor or hinder business activity in each of the 23 Argentianian provinces as well as the autonomous city of Buenos Aires. The IPD...

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NEW CEI VIDEO EXPLAINS, PRAISES THE PLATFORM ECONOMY

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), an Atlas Network partner, recently released a short, informative video about the platform economy and the threats this booming industry faces from government regulation. CEI Vice President for Strategy Iain Murray explains that entrepreneurs in the platform economy provide a trusted ch...

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CHOOSING A BIGGER POND: WHY NONPROFIT LEADERS NEED A GLOBAL NETWORK

Without profit motive, can nonprofit leaders be as innovative and successful as their profit-seeking counterparts? As it turns out, there’s a type of motivation that transcends the drive for profit and it can influence the behavior of nonprofit leaders towards improving results as well. It’s called social comparison—and research...

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