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As our partners and friends around the world cope with the evolving health and safety challenges related to the spread of COVID-19, Atlas Network's core values of freedom, prosperity, and peace are more necessary than ever. For the latest information of how our 2020 conferences and educational programming will be affected, please click here.

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IMANI documents the poverty-solving power of opportunity

For vulnerable people living in poor places, the opportunity to start a small business offers a sustainable path out of poverty. That’s the message of “Beneficiaries Experiences with Social Protection Programmes for Poverty Reduction in Ghana,” a new documentary produced by IMANI Center for Policy and Education, an Atlas Networ...

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Interest in Economics on the Rise in Lithuania

Nearly 11,000 people took this year’s National Economics exam, an annual test organized and administered by Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI) in collaboration with local partners in education, public policy, banking, and media. This record number of participants, which was offered for the third year to students and adults...

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México Evalúa Targets Government Corruption and Violent Crime

Criminal justice continues to be a major institutional challenge in Mexico, especially with the country’s violent crime rates. More than 95 percent of homicides go unpunished. México Evalúa, an Atlas Network partner, has offered data-driven recommendations to local and federal governments to curb this problematic trend.

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Atlas Network Book Review: An Introduction to Capitalism

Throughout history, great thinkers have approached the issues of markets and wealth creation through the lenses of their own times. In looking back over centuries of trade, Eamonn Butler’s book An Introduction to Capitalism reminds the reader that allowing people to work, create, and innovate will always be the best way to creat...

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KEFiM’s Unique Approach to Liberal Literacy

Access to ideas creates progress—that’s the approach taken by an Atlas Network partner in Greece that is dedicated to bringing classical liberalism to an under-reached community in their native language. KEFiM (Center for Liberal Studies) has taken a unique approach to liberal literacy, building a library of liberal thought by o...

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IOMG improves access to credit for Dominicans

Access to credit is tricky in the Dominican Republic, and the World Bank has identified the issues as one of the most problematic factors in doing business in the country. This year, Atlas Network partner Instituto OMG (IOMG) has changed the landscape of bank loans in the country through the “Law of Movable Guarantees,” a new la...

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A Test of Our Creed

The COVID-19 crisis has turned upside down healthcare systems, businesses, and governments. It has also hit our industry, non-profit free-market think tanks. We take heart in our unique credo, and now it is manifesting full force its crucial role not only for our movement, but for entire nations.

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Open markets are the best antidote against the COVID-19 crisis

Earlier this month, I was invited by the Jakarta city government to speak about Indonesia’s food trade issues. When I asked what made garlic so expensive, the answer came quick and easy: COVID-19. Ninety percent of Indonesia’s garlic comes from China and since China was in lockdown, supplies dried up. Most Indonesians would have...

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“Why Liberty” finds audience in Armenia

First published seven years ago, Dr. Tom G. Palmer’s "Why Liberty" has found an audience in Armenia after a recent translation made it accessible in the local language. Independent translator Lusine Zakalashvili worked with Atlas Network to translate and distribute the book to over 1,400 people, providing more context for a robu...

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Georgian hospitality showcased at the inaugural Prometheus Academy

Nestled between Russia and Turkey, the small Caucasian nation of Georgia is known for its cuisine, wine, and hospitality. The local proclivity for bringing people together was on full display with the inaugural Prometheus Academy, which was co-hosted in March by the Ayn Rand Center Europe and the New Economic School—Georgia and...

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SecondStreet.org changes the narrative on big government in Canada

“How do government policies impact everyday Canadians?” That’s the question that Secondstreet.org, an organization based in Saskatchewan, is exploring. Through a series of videos and articles on secondstreet.org, SecondStreet.org is revealing the ways government-run healthcare, energy, and business regulations are negatively imp...

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Sharing the Benefits of Market Competition in Cameroon

The spirit of discourse is alive in Cameroon as experts hold a public debate on answering the central question: “Is Market Competition Good for Cameroon’s Industrialization?” Atlas Network partner Nkafu Policy Institute recently argued that market competition that enables small businesses is the path to African growth and prospe...

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Dr. Patricia Hohlbein named Vice President of Training and Events

Atlas Network is pleased to announce that Patricia Hohlbein, MBA, Ed.D. has been named as the new Vice President of Training and Events. In her new role, Dr. Hohlbein will lead the ongoing evolution of and enhancements to the Atlas Leadership Academy’s suite of online and face-to-face programs as well as Atlas Network’s series o...

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Book Series Seeks to Introduce Economic Concepts to Children

David Descoteaux, a Canadian business columnist associated with the Montreal Economic Institute, has launched a book series that seeks to introduce basic economics and finance lessons to children. The books, intended for ages 6-10, tie economics and finance into a fun and easy-to-understand story. So far, Descoteaux has released...

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CEDICE’s Openness-Based Approach to Oil Privatization in Venezuela

In the wake of a devastating economic collapse, is Venezuela moving towards a free and open economy? Facing few other options, President Nicolás Maduro has presented a plan to begin the privatization of the state-owned oil industry by giving up majority control to several international corporations. Venezuelan think tank Centro...

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Association Multi Stops a Minimum Wage Increase in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The unintended consequences of raising the minimum wage were at the center of a successful campaign to help educate people in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the problems of market intervention. Association Multi, an Atlas Network partner based in Tuzla, successfully pushed back against a dangerous populist proposal to raise the minim...

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Economic Textbook Gains Traction in Ukrainian Middle Schools

For decades, Ukrainian students have learned about economics from outdated Soviet textbooks that celebrated the worst of centralized planning. Ukraine is one of the poorest countries in Europe, and new textbooks are out of reach for most schools. Bendukidze Free Market Center (BFMC), a Kyiv-based Atlas Network partner, wanted to...

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Eliminating Bureaucratic Barriers in Peru

Entrepreneurs and small business owners in Peru now have an easier time overcoming obstacles to success as a result of a new monitoring system that tracks bureaucratic barriers. Asociación de Contribuyentes del Peru’s (ACP) Bureaucratic Barriers Observatory (BBO) provides a database to Peruvians of official limitations that impe...

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Creating a Culture of Entrepreneurship in West Africa

Students from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana are better prepared to join the workforce thanks to the efforts of Young Africans for Opportunities (YAFO), an Atlas Network grantee that is working to advance the principles of a free society in order to enable the creation of opportunities for all. Nearly 300 students a...

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Asia Liberty Forum 2020 To Be Rescheduled

In light of the potential health risks of COVID-19 and the actions that governments and the travel industry are taking in response to contain the virus, Atlas Network has decided to reschedule Asia Liberty Forum 2020, which was planned for March 12-13 in Manila, Philippines.

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