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THE LIBERTAS INSTITUTE MAKES SURE KIDS KEEP THEIR LEMONADE STANDS IN UTAH

June 23, 2017

Lemonade stands are legal again in Utah. The Libertas Institute, an Atlas Network partner based in Utah, works to defend individual liberty, private property, and free enterprise. In advocating for the home business owners of Utah, Libertas works with the state legislature in attempts to end the crushing bureaucracy — which recently impacted children selling lemonade.

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YOUNG AMERICANS FOR LIBERTY FIGHT FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH

June 23, 2017

The problem of free speech suppression on U.S. college campuses takes many shapes and forms. And Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) says it might all boil down to the lack of knowledge of how the First Amendment applies to college students.

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MEXICAN GOVERNMENT SPYWARE USED AGAINST ANTI-CORRUPTION THINK TANK

June 22, 2017

Juan Pardinas, the general director of the Mexican Institute for Competitiveness [Instituto Mexicano para la Competitividad-(IMCO)], an Atlas Network partner based in Mexico City, has been one of the targets of a sophisticated hacking scheme since 2015. Pardinas, his wife and a few others at IMCO received numerous threatening texts, among other things. The protracted ordeal was highlighted in a recent New York Times article.

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ALUMNI IN FOCUS: AYESHA BILAL

June 21, 2017

Founded in 2013, Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME) conducts research analysis and advocacy campaigns to influence economic policy toward free markets and limited government. PRIME’s Ayesha Bilal, a graduate of Atlas Leadership Academy and a former Atlas Network Smith Fellow, spoke with Daniel Anthony, Atlas Network’s vice president of marketing and communications, to share more of her personal story and some highlights from PRIME’s work in Pakistan.

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BEACON CENTER OF TENNESSEE THREE FOR THREE IN COURT RULINGS

June 20, 2017

Tennesseans celebrate as the Beacon Center of Tennessee gets another win under its belt. The Beacon Center, a Nashville-based Atlas Network partner, continues its lawsuit-winning streak by shutting down two overly bureaucratic licensure programs. These victories sound a sigh of relief for independent contractors, free-market enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs.

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THE BUCKEYE INSTITUTE’S OHIO, LOUISIANA, AND DC POLICY REFORM PARTNERSHIPS

June 14, 2017

The Buckeye Institute, an Atlas Network partner based in Ohio, is quickly becoming a leader of strategic partnerships. By leveraging its network, The Buckeye Institute has enjoyed a streak of successes, specifically promoting education savings accounts (ESAs), encouraging lower taxes, and producing relevant free-market research that advances its mission.

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INESCAPABLE CONCLUSIONS

June 13, 2017 | by Brad Lips

In my lifetime, I want to see the benefits of free trade as broadly appreciated as the fact of gravity. I want to see civil society replace much of what exists today as the welfare state, so government’s role is reduced to a simple safety net for those who need it the most. I want a sound monetary system that’s immune from the tampering of government officials. I want to see absolute poverty eliminated from the earth, and our ancient hatreds be washed away by a growing culture of tolerance and respect.

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