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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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CIPS THINK TANK SHARK TANK-WINNING FOOD TRADE COURSE GOES LIVE

July 21, 2017

Launching on July 26, CIPS’s very first MOOC is a free, four-week online course for young Indonesians to learn about food trade from top economic experts, taking participants through valuable knowledge about how food trade works, and how Indonesia’s policies impact everyday lives — especially the low-income families who earn as little as $100 a month.

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FINLAND’S LIBERA FOUNDATION TAKES AIM AT BIG GOVERNMENT MONOPOLY

July 21, 2017

In Finland, the government holds high stakes in private organizations through generous public funding, often making the private organizations more concerned with the needs of the government than the people. A large source of the public funding is taken straight from the taxpayers through the state lottery and gaming system.

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SUMMER UNION OPT-OUT SAVINGS FOR NEVADA TEACHERS

July 21, 2017

Each year, teachers in Nevada can opt out of union membership; however, the opportunity to opt out is constrained to a two-week period (July 1-15) in the middle of their summer vacation — a time when few teachers are actively thinking about school-related activities. The Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) runs an annual campaign called “Teacher Opt-Out,” now in its seventh year, to raise awareness for the opt-out period.

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