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Atlas Network Takes on LibertyCon

At LibertyCon 2020 there will be featured presentations from Atlas Network’s Dr. Tom G. Palmer, Executive Vice President for International Programs; George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty, and Magatte Wade, Director of Atlas Network’s Center for African Prosperity, as well as CEO Brad Lips, and President Matt Warner.

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New Laws Create New Opportunities for Nepali Entrepreneurs

Business creation is now quicker and easier in Nepal, thanks to a new regulatory change that reduces the paperwork required for incorporation. Samriddhi Foundation, an Atlas Network partner based in Kathmandu, successfully advocated for this change to the Companies Act and is encouraging the adoption of another amendment that wo...

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Livres Seeks to Make Classical Liberal Solutions Mainstream in Brazil

Brazil’s decaying public sewage system is a significant concern to young and low-income Brazilians, according to Livres, an Atlas Network partner in Rio de Janeiro. Through Atlas Network-supported surveys and nine public events hosted throughout Brazil, Livres discovered the real concerns of the electorate in regard to public po...

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CAAS Empowers Entrepreneurs in Serbia with New Documentary

Entrepreneurship is a driving force in any economy’s success, but regulations and barriers often hold business owners back. This is why the Center for Anti-Authoritarian Studies (CAAS), an Atlas Network partner based in Belgrade, is empowering business owners through their media based project, Pravo na rad (Right to Work). The p...

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The Dwindling Power of the Bolivar

Dollarization has proven to be an effective pressure release valve in countries beset by severe monetary crises, and Ecuador’s dollarization twenty years ago provides a successful case story of dollarization in action.

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IME Fights for Judiciary Accountability in Bulgaria

The Institute for Market Economics (IME), an Atlas Network partner in Sofia, has been fighting for judiciary reform and transparency in Bulgaria for the past three years. The newly formed IME Legal Project is helping to create judicial accountability through research and media, and their efforts are drawing attention to the need...

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Fundación Libertad a Key Voice in Argentine Salary Freeze

Excessive government spending has been a hot topic in Argentina since Fundación Libertad, an Atlas Network partner, launched a creative public awareness campaign that revealed the extent of government waste. The campaign, which included a public spending app “Gastar o No Gastar” and informational papers regarding the issue, left...

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Tom Palmer Attends Ten-Year Anniversary of Afghanistan-Based AELSO

Atlas Network’s Dr. Tom Palmer spent the early part of December in Afghanistan to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Afghanistan Economic and Legal Studies Organization (AELSO). “It had been too long since my last visit with our esteemed Afghan Partners, AELSO,” explained Dr. Palmer. “I knew that they had been doing very g...

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Lebanon’s Long Game

With no simple solution in sight, Lebanese freedom fighters believe the time to act is now—for the future of their country.

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E-Book Review: Illiberalism in Europe

CapX, the media arm of Atlas Network partner Centre for Policy Studies in the United Kingdom, recently released a new e-book that introduces readers to the many faces of illiberalism in Europe. Illiberalism in Europe highlights the current threats to liberty across the continent. “Be it the Zelensky government’s domestic reforms...

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SOLE Empowers Women to Overcome Cultural Biases in South Sudan

Land is one of South Sudan’s most precious—and most disputed—resources, but for most women, owning land is out of reach. Rose Nyadeng is one of four sisters, none of whom will be allowed to inherit property from their father. Widow Susan Naderu found herself homeless, pushed out of the home she cherished, after the death of her...

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Bulgarian Libertarian Society blocks VAT tax on food vouchers

A 20 percent VAT tax on food vouchers in Bulgaria has been blocked, thanks to the efforts of Bulgarian Libertarian Society (BLS), an Atlas Network partner in the country’s capital city of Sofia. Food vouchers are a common employee benefit in Bulgaria, and research shows that distribution increases motivation and job satisfaction...

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Alternatives to the New Scientism in Development Economics

When Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo were announced as two of this year’s Nobel Prize winners, it prompted a fresh flurry of public critiques of their work in development economics. From voices as diverse as Oxfam’s Duncan Green and Marginal Revolution’s Alex Tabarrok, many economists and aid experts have cautioned against pin...

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Why Egypt is not on a path to end its long struggle with poverty

In 1979, Fouad Ajami wrote that Egypt finds herself between her “pride and place, between her limited material resources and her unbounded psychological esteem for herself, between her old glory and her current poverty." Forty years later, Egyptians are still immersed in the same contrast, and their struggle to leave poverty is...

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Costa Rica cuts its luxury pension scheme

The Costa Rican Legislature recently approved a bill that will cut luxury pensions to over 4,000 retirees. The bill takes aim at a group of pensioners dubbed “Ticos Con Coronas,” (Costa Ricans with Crowns) who receive an average monthly pension of US$4,495, with some receiving more than US$24,000 per month. Instituto de Desarrol...

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Bendukidze Free Market Center Marks 6 Years Since Maidan Massacre

Bendukidze Free Market Center (BFMC), an Atlas Network partner in Ukraine, recently produced Зима, що нас змінила: шість років після Майдану (The Winter That Changed Us: Six Years After Maidan), a new documentary about 2014’s Revolution of Dignity, which was sparked by the Maidan Massacre.

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Guiding the Discussion for the Economic Future of Lebanon

Government spending, taxation, and the size of government-controlled enterprises in Lebanon are large enough to have a measurable impact on the country’s economic freedom rankings, according to the latest Economic Freedom Audit conducted by Canada’s Fraser Institute in partnership with the Lebanese Institute for Market Studies (...

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An Introduction to Atlas Network

Atlas Network increases global prosperity by strengthening a network of independent partner organizations that promote individual freedom and are committed to identifying and removing barriers to human flourishing. Our vision is of a peaceful and prosperous world in which everyone is free to live, associate, and exchange, and in...

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