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TRUTH IN ACCOUNTING: EXPOSING DETRIMENTAL ACCOUNTING PRACTICES IN THE USA.

November 30, 2020

It is widely known that the United States has trillions of dollars in federal debt, but the real contributing factors to the growing $27 trillion, are intentionally kept secret from the public eye. At the local level, a majority of states are in just as bad of shape. Unfunded liabilities, inflating revenue assumptions, and accounting savviness have allowed states to fabricate their true financial health and accumulate over $1.4 trillion in debt.

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EXPOSING STATE GOVERNMENTS' HIDDEN DEBTS - SHEILA WEINBERG

November 30, 2020

For years, elected state officals hid their states' pension and retiree healthcare debt from taxpayers for political gain. Sheila Weinberg, founder and CEO of Truth in Accounting, exposes bad accounting practices used by state politicians to hide massive amounts of debt in an effort to get re-elected. Truth in Accounting works to compel politicians to report hidden liabilities and hold state governments accountable.

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BUILDING A THINK TANK FROM THE GROUND UP - JOHN MOZENA

November 30, 2020

"If not me then who?" John Mozena, president of the Center for Economic Accountability (CEA), shares his entrepreneurial journey of starting his own think tank. Mozena discusses the honest truths behind building a think tank from the ground up. By utilizing Atlas Network's Leadership Academy and surrounding himself with a community of liberty-minded individuals, Mozena has become a successful think tank entrepreneur.

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SPANISH CITY TO KEEP FOLLOWING FUNDALIB'S ADVICE

November 19, 2020 | by Juan Pina

2020 Europe Liberty Award winner, Fundación para el Avance de la Libertad (Fundalib), continues to see city-governments in Spain heed the warnings of their Índice de Libertad Económica de las Ciudades Españolas (Index on the Economic Freedom of Spain’s Cities). The index examines municipal data that impacts the economic freedom of cities throughout Spain and makes recommendations that will strengthen local economies. Fundalib’s Juan Pina highlights an exciting update regarding the index and discusses how his organization’s recommended policies are making a difference on the beautiful island-city of La Laguna.

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NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER’S ZOOM CONFERENCE: #LFFD20

November 13, 2020

The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic required Atlas Network to pivot to a suite of virtual Regional Liberty Forums in 2020, but nothing compared to the most-attended Atlas Network event of the year—the 2020 Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner online—which brought together think tank leaders, supporters, and academics from around the world for two days of engaging programming and community-building. Our data team is still crunching the numbers of attendees, but we are happy to report that over 1,000 people registered to attend the event.

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CENTER FOR INDONESIAN POLICY STUDIES WINS 2020 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

November 12, 2020

The Center for Indonesian Policy Studies has won Atlas Network’s 2020 Templeton Freedom Award for their work to remove harmful trade barriers in Indonesia's food sector, liberating billions of dollars in international commerce and potentially transforming the country’s protectionist outlook on trade. The award, which carries a prize of $100,000 and is generously sponsored by Templeton Religion Trust, was presented at Atlas Network’s virtual Freedom Dinner on November 12.

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