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IOMG IMPROVES ACCESS TO CREDIT FOR DOMINICANS

March 27, 2020

Access to credit is tricky in the Dominican Republic, and the World Bank has identified the issues as one of the most problematic factors in doing business in the country. This year, Atlas Network partner Instituto OMG (IOMG) has changed the landscape of bank loans in the country through the “Law of Movable Guarantees,” a new law that will help expand entrepreneurship and innovation in the island nation.

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HONORING JON BASIL UTLEY AND HIS TIRELESS EFFORTS FOR FREEDOM AND PEACE AROUND THE WORLD

March 25, 2020

Atlas Network mourns the passing of a longtime friend, supporter, partner, and voice for the voiceless. Jon’s involvement with Atlas Network was crucial in scaling up our capacities over the last few decades, and his personal work has had an impact on countless individuals living in the unfree places of the world. He truly loved the freedom of other people, and he had many friends around the world who loved and will miss him.

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A TEST OF OUR CREED

March 24, 2020 | by Elena Leontjeva

The COVID-19 crisis has turned upside down healthcare systems, businesses, and governments. It has also hit our industry, non-profit free-market think tanks. We take heart in our unique credo, and now it is manifesting full force its crucial role not only for our movement, but for entire nations.

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OPEN MARKETS ARE THE BEST ANTIDOTE AGAINST THE COVID-19 CRISIS

March 23, 2020 | by Rainer Heufers

Earlier this month, I was invited by the Jakarta city government to speak about Indonesia’s food trade issues. When I asked what made garlic so expensive, the answer came quick and easy: COVID-19. Ninety percent of Indonesia’s garlic comes from China and since China was in lockdown, supplies dried up. Most Indonesians would have given the same answer, but that does not make it correct.

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“WHY LIBERTY” FINDS AUDIENCE IN ARMENIA

March 23, 2020

First published seven years ago, Dr. Tom G. Palmer’s "Why Liberty" has found an audience in Armenia after a recent translation made it accessible in the local language. Independent translator Lusine Zakalashvili worked with Atlas Network to translate and distribute the book to over 1,400 people, providing more context for a robust defense of economic liberty and personal freedoms in their native language.

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GEORGIAN HOSPITALITY SHOWCASED AT THE INAUGURAL PROMETHEUS ACADEMY

March 20, 2020

Nestled between Russia and Turkey, the small Caucasian nation of Georgia is known for its cuisine, wine, and hospitality. The local proclivity for bringing people together was on full display with the inaugural Prometheus Academy, which was co-hosted in March by the Ayn Rand Center Europe and the New Economic School—Georgia and attracted 70 participants from the Black Sea region for in-depth discussions about the Objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand.

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"LEFT OR RIGHT, POPULISTS REJECT DEMOCRATIC IDEALS" | PALMER ON UM BRASIL

March 19, 2020

Dr. Tom Palmer, George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty and vice president of international programs for Atlas Network, sat down with journalist Jaime Spitzcovsky on UM Brasil to discuss the evolution of liberalism from the 20th century to the 21st century, as well as the international rise of populism. Palmer offers the liberal response to both left-wing and right-wing populism, underlining their similarities and common tactics. Check out some of the highlights.

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