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IEE CASE STUDY BOASTS LATIN AMERICA’S SUPER BOWL OF LIBERALISM

October 13, 2017

What started as a handful of young entrepreneurs gathering 200 people in an auditorium has evolved into a convention unlike any other, spanning six days of events with an attendance of over 6,000. And now, the Instituto de Estudos Empresariais’s Fórum da Liberdade has become Latin America’s Super Bowl of Liberalism.

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LFMI WINS BIG ON POLICY TO BENEFIT CONSUMERS, LIMIT EXCESSIVE GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE IN LITHUANIA

October 13, 2017

The creation and expansion of inefficient municipal enterprises in Lithuania puts economic strain on the taxpayers who have to support them, and hinders the development of innovations that could improve upon the services they offer. That’s why the Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI) worked diligently to champion a policy requiring that any proposed establishment or expansion of a municipal enterprise be presented to a Lithuanian Competition Council. Now, before a proposal is confirmed, the Council must determine if the new enterprise is already provided by the market or could be more efficiently delivered by the private sector.

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A LOOK BACK AT 2017’S REGIONAL THINK TANK SHARK TANK COMPETITIONS

October 13, 2017

The Think Tank Shark Tank competition at Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner has been a hallmark of the event for several years. There, three graduates of the Atlas Leadership Academy compete before a panel of judges for a $25,000 grand prize in a showcase of the worldwide freedom movement’s most exciting new projects. This year’s competition will take place during Freedom Dinner, on Nov. 8 at the historic Capitale in New York City.

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THINK TANK SHARK TANK WINNER TAKES ON BUSINESS REGULATIONS IN MALAYSIA

October 13, 2017

Regulations on businesses and business owners are on the rise in Malaysia. Small businesses struggle to survive in such an environment, where there are a constant imposition of taxes and a continued difficulty of navigating the existing regulations as new ones are implemented. The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)’s Tricia Yeoh was this year’s Think Tank Shark Tank — Asia competition winner for her project on identifying the effects of bad business regulations on Malaysian entrepreneurs.

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DOING DEVELOPMENT DIFFERENTLY WEBSITE

October 13, 2017

The campaign is about one thing: ending poverty. And how we propose to do this is in stark contrast to the broken model of top-down, foreign aid. We believe that the end to poverty will come from locally grown solutions like removing barriers to entrepreneurship, embracing rule of law, and promoting property rights. And it's our partners who are doing this work to break down the barriers to prosperity and opportunity all around the world.

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‘FROM THIRD WORLD TO FIRST’ — ECONOMIC FREEDOM FORUM IN UKRAINE

October 9, 2017

While the world at large is freer than it ever was, Ukraine remains entrenched in political and economic hardship. The revolution fades, but the mafia state lives on. The recent Economic Freedom Forum, hosted by Atlas Network partners Bendukidze Free Market Center and Fraser Institute in Kyiv, brought together think tanks and scholars across Europe and North America, as well as many local Ukrainian businessmen, students, and other curious citizens concerned with the state of economic freedom in the country. The meeting’s surrounding theme was “From Third World to First Through Economic Freedom,” examining how Ukraine’s current perils can be transcended.

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