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more than 400 free-market organizations in over 80 countries to the
ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty.

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ANALYZING EFFICIENCY OF STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES IN SRI LANKA

Government agencies are insulated from the profit and loss signals of dynamic markets, so state-owned enterprises (SOEs) tend to be chronically inefficient and wasteful, hemorrhaging taxpayer money without providing competitive products and services. Advocata Institute, an Atlas Network partner based in Sri Lanka, has released i...

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REFORMING BUREAUCRACY, PROTECTING TAXPAYERS IN UKRAINE

Ukraine’s people have been crushed for years under the weight of an authoritarian regime and a stagnant economy, but new Atlas Network partners are working to change the country’s direction. Ukrainian Economic Freedoms Foundation (UEFF), founded in 2015, is working on several projects to help reform the judicial system, streamli...

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AFRICA LIBERTY FORUM FOCUSES ON IDEAS OF LIBERTY, STRATEGIC CHALLENGES

The first annual Africa Liberty Forum, co-hosted by Atlas Network and IMANI Center for Policy and Education, brings together friends of the freedom movement across Africa to discuss challenges facing the region and to learn from one another how to most effectively advance free-market reforms. This is an exceptional opportunity t...

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THINK TANK MBA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2016 STRATEGIC PLANNING TRAINING

Successfully leading a think tank program, or an entire organization, takes much more than natural leadership and organizational skills — it requires an array of skills and strategies that must be learned from those who have already spent years in the trenches. Atlas Leadership Academy’s Think Tank MBA (TTMBA) training is an ann...

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APPLY NOW FOR 2016 THINK TANK LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

In order to produce and promote the most rigorous research and advance the ideas of liberty, think tanks need the most effective tools at their disposal. Atlas Leadership Academy’s Think Tank Leadership Training (TTLT) is a course on think tank management for individuals interested in learning the latest in strategic planning, f...

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FISHER MEMORIAL AWARD RECOGNIZES WORKS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO FREE SOCIETY

The ideas of liberty can be summed up simply, but their implications and the world they illuminate are endlessly complex and require rigorous analysis. Every year, Atlas Network presents the Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award to an institute that has published a book, magazine, report, monograph, or study that, in th...

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WORK REQUIREMENTS HELP WELFARE RECIPIENTS THRIVE IN KANSAS

Lending a hand to those in need is a noble impulse, but welfare programs are usually designed to give too much, too often, to people who are left with decreased incentives to work, improve their skills, and build a better future for themselves and their families. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback spearheaded a set of reforms in 2013 est...

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PATERNALISTIC HEALTH REGULATIONS IN NEW ZEALAND VIOLATE PERSONAL CHOICE

When government officials decide they know how other people should live their lives, they tend to consider virtually every aspect of human behavior as ripe for their interference. A new study from Atlas Network partner the New Zealand Initiative examines how the country’s paternalistic “public health” movement has waged a war ag...

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HOW BROADBAND INTERNET IS TRANSFORMING RURAL U.S. ECONOMIES

The busy, high-density urban environments of cities are often fertile ground for innovative, dynamic markets, but the increasing reach of broadband Internet access into rural areas of the United States has helped unleash previously untapped sources of creative destruction and economic growth, argues a recent study from Hudson In...

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PUERTO RICO’S FISCAL CRISIS HAS BEEN SLOWLY BUILDING FOR DECADES

Government planning and management of the economy can have disastrous consequences that last for generations. Puerto Rico today faces a fiscal crisis that traces its origins to profligate public corporations set up during the 1940s, in the style of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, explain a set of recent publications...

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HOW ECONOMIC REGULATION DISTORTS MARKETS, PRICES IN PAKISTAN

“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program,” the Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman and Rose Friedman famously wrote in their book The Tyranny of the Status Quo. In Pakistan, an emergency committee was formed in 1965 for a war lasting only 17 days, and more than 40 years later it is the “linchpin of economi...

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CZECH REPUBLIC MOST FREE, FINLAND MOST RESTRICTIVE IN EU NANNY STATE INDEX

When many countries exist side by side in the same region, they have an opportunity to attract residents, tourism, and economic growth through policy competition — and people can make an informed choice about where to go to avoid overbearing government restrictions. The Nanny State Index, a new project from the European Policy I...

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‘FREE MARKETS’ SERIES BRINGS IDEAS OF LIBERTY TO PUBLIC TELEVISION

In the 1980s, Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman helped to popularize the ideas of liberty and free-market economics through his unprecedented Free to Choose series on public television. That tradition of scholarship and public media exposure is being carried on today by The World Show in collaboration with Atlas Network p...

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EUROPE LIBERTY FORUM HIGHLIGHTS IDEAS, STRATEGIES, CHALLENGES FOR FREEDOM

The first annual Europe Liberty Forum, co-hosted by Atlas Network and the Institute of Economic Affairs, brings together think tanks from Europe to learn best practices, brainstorm on how to overcome shared challenges, and compete for the inaugural Europe Liberty Awards. This is an exceptional opportunity to learn from those on...

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PROTECTING LAND RIGHTS THROUGH LOCAL REGISTRIES IN THE IVORY COAST

When people have no clear rights to use the land on which they live and work, they are unable to invest in their future. In the Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) only 4 percent of rural lands are registered, leaving villagers in vast areas of the country without secure property rights, and the complex registration process is cost-proh...

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FREEDOM DAY CELEBRATES FREEDOM OF SPEECH, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

Freedom Day is an annual day-long celebration of the ideas of liberty, freedom of speech and expression, religion, equality, and other individual rights. Hosted by the National Constitution Center, each year’s Freedom Day “brings together the top liberal, libertarian and conservative thought leaders in America for a national con...

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CARTOONS SATIRIZE ILLINOIS GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC POLICY

Ever since editorial cartoonist Thomas Nast used the power of images to help dismantle the corrupt Boss Tweed’s Tammany Hall political machine in the 19th century, generations of cartoonists to follow have built the medium into an effective tool of satirical communication that makes people laugh by distilling complex ideas to th...

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GENDER EQUALITY FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS CAREERS LAGS IN NORDIC COUNTRIES

Those who advocate egalitarian public policies often point to the expansive welfare states of countries in the Nordic region, which have a wide array of government-funded social services for residents of all socioeconomic classes and walks of life. An extensive social safety net can sound alluring, but a new book from Sweden-bas...

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