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SNAPSHOTS FROM TTMBA AND TTLT 2017

November 21, 2017

Just before Atlas Network’s inspirational Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner, 55 think tank leaders from more than 25 countries came together in two separate trainings to refine their skills in leadership, fundraising, strategic planning, and more. Think Tank MBA took place in Fairfax, Va., Oct. 27-Nov. 6, and Think Tank Leadership Training took place in New York City, New York, Nov. 5-7.

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MEI’S NEW CURRENT AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT MAKING SIGNIFICANT POLITICAL IMPACT

November 21, 2017

The Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), an Atlas Network partner based in Quebec, has traditionally released high-quality, research-heavy publications to promote free market solutions in Canada. While this method certainly has seen tremendous success in advocating for beneficial polices, MEI has recognized the potential of reaching a broader audience with a more rapid response to current events. To accomplish this goal, MEI has recently created a Department of Current Affairs. Its role is to produce valuable content in a timely manner, responding to the top economic and political stories of the day.

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SUARAKEBEBASAN.ORG EXPANDS OUTREACH TO INDONESIA’S YOUNGER GENERATION

November 21, 2017

SuaraKebebasan.org is one of several online platforms in Atlas Network’s “In Many Languages” initiative. Its vision is to increase awareness among Indonesian youth about the value of freedom and to promote classical liberal thought within Indonesia. It educates Indonesian youth about the ideas of liberty through its news publications, online forum, podcasts, and social media.

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RANKING THE TAX COMPETITIVENESS OF SPAIN’S DIFFERENT REGIONS PROMPTS IMMEDIATE RESPONSE

November 20, 2017

Madrid-based Fundación para el Avance de la Libertad, or Fundalib (Foundation for the Advancement of Liberty), has published its Regional Tax Competitiveness Index (IACF) ranking all of the Spain’s seventeen regions’ tax competitiveness. This index, completed with the help of Spain’s Taxpayers Union (Unión de Contribuyentes), has received tremendous amounts of positive attention, picking up coverage in over 70 news outlets and encouraging individuals and businesses to push for better taxation policies within their regions. The release has even encouraged the province of Guipúzcoa to reintroduce a tax shield for its citizens to regain its competitiveness. This will benefit over 700,000 people living there.

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USING CARTOONS TO DEBUNK THE MYTHS OF A POPULIST UTOPIA IN SLOVAKIA

November 20, 2017

Populist parties preaching nationalism and protectionism received over 8 percent of the total vote in Slovakia’s 2016 parliamentary elections. The majority of these votes came from the younger generation, participating in elections for the first time. This populist appeal stems from many of the false promises the parties have made, offering a quick fix to all of Slovakia’s economic issues. The Institute of Economic and Social Studies (INESS), an Atlas Network partner based in Bratislava, has devoted itself to encouraging young voters to think critically about these issues by exposing the myths that these parties have propagated to garner their support. INESS understands how these false claims, left unchecked, have the potential to be extremely harmful to the future prosperity of Slovakia.

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THINK TANK SHARK TANK — AFRICA WINNER SETS EXAMPLE FOR FUTURE ENTREPRENEURS

November 17, 2017

The 2017 Africa Liberty Forum, held in Johannesburg in May, closed with the much-anticipated Regional Think Tank Shark Tank Competition. The winner of this competition was Peter Bismark Kwofie, executive director and president of the Institute for Liberty and Policy Innovation (ILAPI), an Atlas Network parner in Ghana. Kwofie won for his pitch of the “National Undergraduate Debate and Essay Competition” in Ghana, which has now become a reality.

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TOP 10 PHOTOS FROM #LFFD17

November 15, 2017

Here are some of the best photos from this year's Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner — the most inspirational freedom event of the year! Special thanks to the Smith Family Foundation, John Templeton Foundation, Templeton Religion Trust, & the rest of our generous sponsors for making Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner possible.

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