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 language — starting with James Gwartney’s Common Sense Economics. Translating Common Sense Economics into Nepali means that arguments for lower taxes, less government regulations, and freer trade will be more accessible to the average Nepali citizen. The ideas expressed in Common Sense Economics offer a needed alternative to the prevailing dogma around centralization in Nepal.
The Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy was recently featured by the Exponent Telegram, a prominent West Virginia paper, in an article responding to a new report proposed by the liberal think tank West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy (WVCBP). The WVCBP report claims that the best way to increase employment, wages, and quality of life for West Virginia families is by implementing substantial regulations.
The Center for Institutional Analysis and Development – Eleutheria (CADI) is hosting its conference “The Minimal State Solution for Romania” in the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Romania October 23rd through the 27th. This is the 2018 iteration of CADI’s “October School in Philosophy, Economics and Politics”.
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 ago and takes viewers on a journey through Sweden’s economic past and present; learning how freedom of the press, a free market, innovation, and reduced taxation helped repair the nation one step at a time.
The history of apartheid has left South Africa scared by inequality. However, current attempts to fix these injustices have left out 87 percent of the black South African population. In response, the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR)has put forth its plan for an alternative route to economic empowerment.
The Egyptian Center for Public Policy Studies (ECPPS) has released the first in a series of engaging videos designed to inform and persuade Egyptian citizens and viewers from all over the world about the power of free markets. The video displays beautiful cinematography and explains the practical and moral value of market-based economies built on private property.
In the past few years, the atmosphere of college campuses in the U.S. has become increasingly hostile to free speech. A recent Gallup poll found that 61% of college students in the U.S. feel that the climate on their campus prevents people from speaking freely. Speakers are shouted down, threatened, and attacked on campuses across the country. Students and professors tread carefully as countless claims of “microaggression” gag even well-meaning people from speaking their mind. Despite efforts to protect students from being offended, rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide continue to rise.
During a recent visit to Washington, D.C., I met with several think tanks and foundations, all of whom work with organizational partners in Africa. What struck me, anecdotally, was the absence of Botswana in all of it. Who works with them? Is it a case that few see the need to mention given its relative success?
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