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Classical liberalism and democracies | Nils Karlson

CLASSICAL LIBERALISM AND DEMOCRACIES | NILS KARLSON

Feb 23, 2021

Nils Karlson, founding president and CEO of the Ratio Institute in Sweden discusses the need for classical liberal reform in most developed democracies and welfare states while tying in his new book Statecraft and Liberal Reform in Advanced Democracies.
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Reducing poverty in America | Matt Warner and Evan Feinberg

REDUCING POVERTY IN AMERICA | MATT WARNER AND EVAN FEINBERG

Feb 9, 2021

Atlas Network's president Matt Warner sits down with Stand Together’s executive director, Evan Feinberg, to discuss the failures of the status quo, top-down remedies to poverty in the United States, and highlights the disconnect between philanthropy and poverty.
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How to escape global cynicism | Dr. Marian Tupy

HOW TO ESCAPE GLOBAL CYNICISM | DR. MARIAN TUPY

Feb 3, 2021

From increased life expectancy to better food trends, data proves that human flourishing is increasing worldwide. Listen to Dr. Marian Tupy, editor of Human Progress .org , a senior fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, co-author of The Simon Project, and co-author of Ten Global Trends Every Sm...
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Bringing prosperity back to Greece—with Alexander Skouras

BRINGING PROSPERITY BACK TO GREECE—WITH ALEXANDER SKOURAS

Jan 12, 2021

National lockdowns and protectionist policies in Greece have stripped millions of their civil liberties and forced many back into poverty. Alex Skouras, President of KEFiM in Greece, tells of KEFiM's "Greece 2021—Agenda for Freedom and Prosperity", the most ambitious initiative of KEFiM to date which is focused around helping th...
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The Role and Future of Women in the liberty movement—Part 2

THE ROLE AND FUTURE OF WOMEN IN THE LIBERTY MOVEMENT—PART 2

Jan 5, 2021

Casey Pifer, Director of Institute Relations at Atlas Network, hosts part two of Atlas Network's two-part series on the role and future of women in the liberty movement. Casey is joined by three very inspirational women in the worldwide liberty movement including: Aneetha Warusavitarana: Research Manager for the Advocata Institu...
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Can we escape the “dark days of freedom?”—Mark Littlewood

CAN WE ESCAPE THE “DARK DAYS OF FREEDOM?”—MARK LITTLEWOOD

Dec 29, 2020

Mark Littlewood, Director General of the Institute for Economic Affairs discusses the role of national governments during COVID-19. Are we living in the "dark days of freedom", as Littlewood commented during his breakout session in #LFFD20? Tune in to hear how protectionist policies as a response to COVID-19 are stripping away i...
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Combatting populism and inequality in Namibia—with Rowland Brown

COMBATTING POPULISM AND INEQUALITY IN NAMIBIA—WITH ROWLAND BROWN

Dec 8, 2020

Rowland Brown, chairperson of the Economic Association of Namibia, discusses the dramatic economic slowdown and polarization in Namibia post 2015. Tune in to hear what the Economic Association of Namibia is doing on the ground to combat dangerous populist policies and inequality in Namibia.
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Exposing state governments’ hidden debts—Sheila Weinberg

EXPOSING STATE GOVERNMENTS’ HIDDEN DEBTS—SHEILA WEINBERG

Nov 23, 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 16, 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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Preparing for a pro-liberty Argentina—Candelaria de Elizalde

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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Combatting crony capitalism in Michigan—Joe Lehman and Mike Lafaive

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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Shining a light on Lebanon’s key moment—Patrick Mardini

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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What does economic freedom mean?—Fred McMahon

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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Liberalization in Sri Lanka—Dhananath Fernando

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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Repairing broken systems in Pennsylvania—Charles Mitchell

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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The Pan-African struggle for freedom in the 21st century—Ibrahim Anoba

THE PAN-AFRICAN STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM IN THE 21ST CENTURY—IBRAHIM ANOBA

Jul 21, 2020

What are the barriers that prevent many African countries from economic growth? Ibrahim Anoba, managing editor of AfricanLiberty.org explains how the online publication is providing resources for Africans to promote liberty in their countries, tells his story of encountering the values of classical liberalism, and explores the s...
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How to message liberty and the free market to Gen Z—Richard Lorenc of FEE

HOW TO MESSAGE LIBERTY AND THE FREE MARKET TO GEN Z—RICHARD LORENC OF FEE

Jul 14, 2020

How do you promote ideas like the free market, the importance of property rights, and the power of individual liberty to Generation Z? Richard Lorenc, executive vice president for the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), explains how FEE successfully presents the case for freedom to young people of all political orientations...
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How did Tom Palmer fall in love with liberty?

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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Restoring freedom in urban America—Greg Brooks

RESTORING FREEDOM IN URBAN AMERICA—GREG BROOKS

Jun 30, 2020

Greg Brooks, founder and president of the Better Cities Project, explains how his organization is helping cities enact pro-liberty policies that facilitate new opportunities for Americans in the urban jungle to thrive.
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Advancing economic liberty in India—Bhakti Patil

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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Shining a light for criminal justice reform in Tennessee.—the Beacon Center

SHINING A LIGHT FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM IN TENNESSEE.—THE BEACON CENTER

Jun 22, 2020

It's an Australian take-over as Atlas Network's Vale Sloane guest hosts this weeks episode. Justin Owen (President & CEO) and Taylor Dawson (Director of Outreach and Digital Media) explain the Beacon Center's work to reform the criminal justice system in Tennessee. The second episode of Upward Globility (hosted by Vale and avail...
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Taking the message of liberty to law school. Daniel Richards of FedSoc

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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Advancing liberty in Africa with Linda Kavuka

ADVANCING LIBERTY IN AFRICA WITH LINDA KAVUKA

May 18, 2020

Melissa Mann and Linda Kavuka of Africa Students for Liberty (SFL) discuss the impact Covid-19 is having on the region and the work SFL is doing to promote freedom and prosperity to young people all over Africa!
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