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DO YOU KNOW WHY YOUR WORK MATTERS?

October 12, 2018

Why does your work matter? That is the question that 29 professionals sought to answer through the day long training: Three-Stack Approach to Marketing and Messaging Policy Research. This training was part of a pre-session held before the State Policy Network’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah from Oct. 8-12. During this training Atlas Network’s Daniel Anthony and Dr. Lyall Swim delved into the importance of focusing on the meaning of your work and not the features of the work — to focus on the emotional appeal of policy work and the ways it impacts the everyday lives of real people.

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ISRAELI FREEDOM MOVEMENT PROJECT RECOGNIZED AT G10 SUMMIT

October 12, 2018

As a result of her leadership in the Freedom Index Project — a tool developed by the Israeli Freedom Movement (IFM) — Knesset (Israeli legislature) Member Sharren Haskel addressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders during the last week of September at the 2018 Group of 10 (G10) conference in Berlin. MK Haskel (the only representative from Israel) was one of ten participants in this highly selective, highly influential conference. As a participant, Haskel was able to argue for greater market solutions around the globe and express her growing concern over the big-government policies of many European countries.

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SPREADING LIBERTY ONE BEER AT A TIME

October 11, 2018

Free the People is using movies and beer communicate the ideas of freedom. The new film, "Beer Is Freedom: When Hops Cross Borders" tells the journey of how two brewers across the globe worked together in order to create a joint microbrew called Flying Dogma.

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MEETING OF OVER A DOZEN CLASSICAL LIBERAL ORGS MARKS IMPORTANT CHAPTER FOR ECUADOR

October 9, 2018

Thirteen organizations representing academia, civil society activism, and the private sector gathered at the first-ever “Liberal Meeting” in Quito, Ecuador, in late August to discuss the condition of classical liberal ideas in the country. The participants also developed a shared strategy so their efforts to advance economic freedom — in concert with one another — will have a greater impact for a country that recently fell 3 places on the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World Report.

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REMEMBRANCE OF HOLODOMOR TRAGEDY REMINDS OF THE DANGERS OF TOTALITARIANISM

October 8, 2018

Totalitarian systems unleashed catastrophic proportions of death and destruction in the 20th century. Communism alone has killed an estimated 100 million people since the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. Fascist regimes also killed tens of millions. In memory of all these victims, the Center for the Opening and Development of Latin America (CADAL)’s Václav Havel Institute recently held its 6th annual Remembrance of the Victims of Totalitarianism conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This year’s conference included a panel that addressed the 85th anniversary of the Holodomor famine in Ukraine.

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REMEMBERING BASIL FISHER

October 8, 2018 | by Madeline Grant

Today (October 8th) would have been the birthday of Basil Fisher, the younger brother of the IEA’s founder, Sir Antony Fisher. Though few remember Basil Fisher today, his life (and death) have made a lasting impact.

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THE JONES ACT IS COSTLY, HARMFUL, AND DANGEROUS

October 8, 2018

A little known law is costing Americans more than they know. The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 — also known as the Jones Act — has been inflicting costs on Americans for almost 100 years. Three Atlas Network partners — the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, the Cato Institute and the Mercatus Center — are working to inform citizens of the costs they bear from this act, in order to work toward reform.

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INSPIRING MINDS FOR LIBERTY IN MONGOLIA

October 5, 2018

One of the most difficult tasks for the liberty movement today is persuading others of the value of free markets and free people. Even the best ideas cannot lead to greater freedom and prosperity unless others can be convinced of the value of those ideas. In Mongolia, the Silk Road Foundation uses its Free Market Academy (FMA) to overcome this challenge. The Free Market Academy is an annual five day workshop hosted in early August. The purpose is to inspire Mongolian citizens to a greater enthusiasm for liberty, free markets, and small government.

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