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Exposing state governments’ hidden debts - Sheila Weinberg

EXPOSING STATE GOVERNMENTS’ HIDDEN DEBTS - SHEILA WEINBERG

Nov 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 t...
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Building a think tank from the ground up - John Mozena

BUILDING A THINK TANK FROM THE GROUND UP - JOHN MOZENA

Nov 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 commun...
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The amazing life of Ron Manners—Stories from the lonely Libertarian

THE AMAZING LIFE OF RON MANNERS—STORIES FROM THE LONELY LIBERTARIAN

Nov 11, 2020

Ron Manners has lived quite a life. He’s gone from running one of the most successful businesses in Australia to becoming an accomplished author and leader of the Mannkal Foundation, which provides young Australians with the opportunity to learn about classical liberal principles from leading experts across the world, to being n...
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Eliminating luxury pensions | TFA Finalist—Ideas Labs, Luis Loria

ELIMINATING LUXURY PENSIONS | TFA FINALIST—IDEAS LABS, LUIS LORIA

Oct 28, 2020

More than one million Costa Ricans live in poverty, so how do its leaders justify the “luxury pensions” of a few thousand people who receive, on average, nearly forty-five hundred U.S. dollars a month? Luis Loria, president of Ideas Labs in Costa Rica tells of their success in educating the general public on how luxury pensions...
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213. Preparing for a pro-liberty Argentina—Candelaria de Elizalde

213. PREPARING FOR A PRO-LIBERTY ARGENTINA—CANDELARIA DE ELIZALDE

Sep 29, 2020

The mission of Libertad y Progreso (LyP) is to contribute to a deep change in Argentina, and according to Candelaria de Elizalde, LyP general coordinator, that deep change is needed now more than ever. Candelaria explains what things are like on the ground in light of the pandemic, bad government policies, and a rise in populism...
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211. Combatting crony capitalism in Michigan—Joe Lehman and Mike Lafaive

211. COMBATTING CRONY CAPITALISM IN MICHIGAN—JOE LEHMAN AND MIKE LAFAIVE

Sep 15, 2020

What does crony capitalism look like? In Michigan, it looks like seventy years of the state government taking money from small businesses to give big corporations special incentives to create jobs. Joe Lehman, president of Mackinac; and Mike Lafaive, senior director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, explain the ways they sh...
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210. Shining a light on Lebanon’s key moment—Patrick Mardini

210. SHINING A LIGHT ON LEBANON’S KEY MOMENT—PATRICK MARDINI

Sep 7, 2020

Patrick Mardini, president and founder of the Lebanese Institute for Market Studies (LIMS), provides a free market perspective on the fallout of the recent explosions in Beirut. Patrick also describes the precipice that Lebanon currently finds itself; with the choice to either embrace an open economy for trade and utilities, or...
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209. What does economic freedom mean?—Fred McMahon

209. WHAT DOES ECONOMIC FREEDOM MEAN?—FRED MCMAHON

Sep 1, 2020

Believe it or not, the Communist Party of Vietnam just cosponsored an economic freedom audit in their country. Fred McMahon, Michael Walker Chair of Economic Freedom Research at the Fraser Institute, explains what economic freedom is, why it matters, and what it looks like on every continent (except Antarctica).
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208. Liberalization in Sri Lanka—Dhananath Fernando

208. LIBERALIZATION IN SRI LANKA—DHANANATH FERNANDO

Aug 25, 2020

As Sri Lanka nears a complete re-opening post-pandemic and orients itself to a newly elected government, the Advocata Institute continues to advocate the power of a free and open society in the Asian country. Dhananath Fernando, COO and founding member of Advocata, gives us an update on recent events and explains how the think t...
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207. Repairing broken systems in Pennsylvania—Charles Mitchell

207. REPAIRING BROKEN SYSTEMS IN PENNSYLVANIA—CHARLES MITCHELL

Aug 18, 2020

Lack of educational opportunities, a bloated government pension structure, and a school-to-prison pipeline: these are massive issues with no easy solutions. But somehow, the Commonwealth Foundation continues to make progress as they promote successful reform. Charles Mitchell, President and CEO of Commonwealth, shares the ways t...
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Ep 201. How did Tom Palmer fall in love with liberty?

EP 201. HOW DID TOM PALMER FALL IN LOVE WITH LIBERTY?

Jul 7, 2020

Dr. Tom Palmer, George M. Yeager Chair for Advancing Liberty; Executive Vice President for International Programs at Atlas Network, offers a glimpse into his incredible life story—how he discovered classical liberal principles, how he has spent his career advocating economic liberty around the world, and why he believes these id...
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Ep 11. Advancing economic liberty in India—Bhakti Patil

EP 11. ADVANCING ECONOMIC LIBERTY IN INDIA—BHAKTI PATIL

Jun 29, 2020

Bhakti Patil, associate director of development for Centre for a Civil Society (CCS) in India describes the ways over-regulation can lead to corruption and how this impacts one of the largest economic forces in New Delhi, street vendors. Melissa and Bhakti also discuss the stories in Atlas Network's Poverty & Freedom series that...
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Ep 7. Taking the message of liberty to law school. Daniel Richards of FedSoc

EP 7. TAKING THE MESSAGE OF LIBERTY TO LAW SCHOOL. DANIEL RICHARDS OF FEDSOC

Jun 9, 2020

Daniel Richards, Vice President & Director of Digital at the Federalist Society, discusses the mission of the Federalist Society to sponsor fair, serious, and open debate about the need to enhance individual freedom in law schools throughout the United States, the potential legal consequences of government responses to COVID-19,...
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