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GCO CASE STUDY SHOWS HOW REACHING ACROSS THE AISLE REDUCED RECIDIVISM IN GEORGIA

February 23, 2018

Georgia leads the country in the number of people under correctional supervision – currently 1 in 13 statewide, starkly higher than the 1 in 31 nationwide rate. And two-thirds of those eventually released from prison are likely to be rearrested within three years of their release. Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) has engaged with this issue head-on through its Prisoner Reentry Initiative.

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BEACON CENTER OF TENNESSEE CASE STUDY DESCRIBES TACKLING OF THE HALL TAX

February 23, 2018

For decades, Tennessee has claimed to be an income tax-free state, even passing a constitutional amendment banning taxes on income. And for decades, this has been a lie – the state has continually taxed income derived from savings, stocks, and bonds since 1929 through its grandfathered-in "Hall Tax." But last year Beacon Center of Tennessee fought back with its comprehensive public awareness and digital advertising campaign called “Tackle the Hall Tax” – exposing the true nature of the tax, which raids seniors' nest eggs and drives business and investment away from Tennessee.

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ANSWER TO GLOBAL POVERTY REQUIRES NEW THINKING

February 23, 2018

The big solution to global poverty is smaller than you think, but it requires a new philanthropic strategy to change the way we see ourselves and those we hope to help. Atlas Network's new strategy to help people lift themselves out of poverty involves locally grown solutions

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BREXIT: A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO DIVERGE FROM RESTRICTIVE EU POLICIES, SAYS MARK LITTLEWOOD

February 20, 2018

Mark Littlewood is Director General of the UK-based Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), and will be speaking at Atlas Network events on Feb. 21 in Sarasota and Feb. 22 in New York City about the risks and opportunities of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, and how negotiations have been effected by turbulent political events since the initial vote to leave. In advance of those upcoming events, Littlewood gave Atlas Network a little glimpse into the UK’s current political climate and what the IEA is doing to spread the message of freedom throughout the UK.

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CAPITAL RESEARCH CENTER ON THE VIOLENCE OF COMMUNISM GOES VIRAL

February 20, 2018

The Capital Research Center (CRC)’s recent video, “Communism will ALWAYS be Violent,” has gone viral, with roughly 2 million organic views and its translation into Vietnamese with more translations to come. The video has received substantial international interest.

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LIVING LIBRARY SERIES DISPELS STEREOTYPES, OPENS DOOR TO FREE SOCIETY IN TAJIKISTAN

February 20, 2018

The Tajikistan Free Market Centre (TFMC) was founded in 2010 based on the ideas of free markets, tolerance, and individual responsibility; and it promotes these ideas through research, education, and social events. TFMC provides an alternative voice for social and economic policy to the status quo in the country. One of its main initiatives is its monthly “Living Library” series, which is a non-economic project based on the principles of tolerance, pluralism, and non-violent conflict resolution through open dialogue.

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VISIO INSTITUT PUBLISHES ECONOMIC FREEDOM OF THE WORLD REPORT IN SLOVENIA

February 20, 2018

Two thousand copies of the 2017 Economic Freedom of the World Report have been translated into Slovenian and published by the Visio Institut, an Atlas Network partner based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, as part of the organization’s ongoing effort to highlight the importance of economic freedom. Along with the translated reports of 2015 and 2016, the publication of the most recent Economic Freedom of the World Report is aimed at influencing Slovene government policy and public support for policy change. The report is originally published by another Atlas Network partner, the Canada-based Fraser Institute.

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