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EVIDENCE SHOWS SHOWS DRAMATIC IMPROVEMENTS IN HUMAN WELL BEING

July 27, 2017

Numbers are powerful when debating a policy issue. Statistics inform effective analysis, interpretation, and storytelling of an issue. In this upcoming webinar about backing up arguments with data, the editor of HumanProgress.org and a senior policy analyst at the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Marian Tupy, will discuss why data is so important for think tanks in winning a policy debate and how to create a powerful story using data and analysis.

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THE DAVIDS WHO ARE DEFEATING THE BIG GOVERNMENT GOLIATH

July 27, 2017

Atlas Network has more than 475 partners in over 90 countries working diligently to lower barriers to freedom and prosperity. Their stories of successes and challenges are a reminder to not take freedom for granted, to be prepared to sacrifice for it, and to dream big about what can be accomplished for freedom – because big change has happened before.

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‘TWENTY-FIVE FOR ALL’ IN ITALY

July 26, 2017

Four and a half million Italians live in absolute poverty despite an intricate welfare system. The Italian tax system has impeded the Italian economy from achieving its full potential, says Istutito Bruno Leoni (IBL) – an Atlas Network partner organization based in Torino, Italy – which has put forth an ambitious reform proposal, “Twenty-five for all,” that has made major waves in the country (translated from Italian).

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BLOGGING FOR ECONOMIC FREEDOM IN PUERTO RICO

July 25, 2017

The Centro para Renovación Económica, Crecimiento y Excelencia (CRECE) may be less than three years old, but it has made great strides this year toward establishing itself as a key proponent of Puerto Rico’s economic growth.

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TAX FREEDOM DAY IN GREECE SLIDES TO 203 DAYS INTO THE YEAR

July 24, 2017

It took 203 days into 2017 for the nation of Greece to pay off its collective tax obligations to its government – a full 15 days later than it took in 2016, suggesting a greater and growing burden on taxpayers. July 23 marked the first day of the year that Greek people worked for themselves and not the state, meaning that since January 1, all earnings hypothetically went to funding the Greek government.

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SNAPSHOTS FROM BRATISLAVA: EUROPE THINK TANK ESSENTIALS WORKSHOP 2017

July 24, 2017

Twenty participants from 17 think tanks in 10 countries from around Europe gathered in Bratislava, Slovakia, July 20-23, 2017, to participate in Atlas Network’s annual Think Tank Essentials Workshop in Europe. This course is part of Atlas Network’s robust coaching and training programs under Atlas Leadership Academy.

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