ALL AUTHORS

NEWS + ANALYSIS

THE DWINDLING POWER OF THE BOLIVAR

January 24, 2020

Dollarization has proven to be an effective pressure release valve in countries beset by severe monetary crises, and Ecuador’s dollarization twenty years ago provides a successful case story of dollarization in action.

READ MORE

LIBERTY EVENTS TEACH STUDENTS IN GHANA THE BENEFITS OF FREE TRADE AND SMALLER GOVERNMENT

January 16, 2020

Liberty and economic freedom were front and center at the 2019 Campus Liberty Train Chain of Events, an educational series of programs sponsored by Ghana’s Institute for Economic Liberty and Education (ILEE). Held on three college campuses, ILEE, which is a partner of African Students for Liberty, sought to reach university students with new insight into the benefits of free trade and smaller government.

READ MORE

IME FIGHTS FOR JUDICIARY ACCOUNTABILITY IN BULGARIA

January 16, 2020

The Institute for Market Economics (IME), an Atlas Network partner in Sofia, has been fighting for judiciary reform and transparency in Bulgaria for the past three years. The newly formed IME Legal Project is helping to create judicial accountability through research and media, and their efforts are drawing attention to the need for change.

READ MORE

FUNDACIÓN LIBERTAD A KEY VOICE IN ARGENTINE SALARY FREEZE

January 13, 2020

Excessive government spending has been a hot topic in Argentina since Fundación Libertad, an Atlas Network partner, launched a creative public awareness campaign that revealed the extent of government waste. The campaign, which included a public spending app “Gastar o No Gastar” and informational papers regarding the issue, left politicians no room to justify additional government spending on their own salaries. Now, the Congress of Argentina is placing a freeze on all of its salaries for at least 180 days.

READ MORE

TOM PALMER ATTENDS TEN-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF AFGHANISTAN-BASED AELSO

January 13, 2020

Atlas Network’s Dr. Tom Palmer spent the early part of December in Afghanistan to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Afghanistan Economic and Legal Studies Organization (AELSO). “It had been too long since my last visit with our esteemed Afghan Partners, AELSO,” explained Dr. Palmer. “I knew that they had been doing very good work, but I admit I was amazed and impressed when I saw with my own eyes the progress they have made.” Dr. Palmer, who is also a board member for AELSO, participated in several interviews and meetings during his 4-day visit. The trip was part of a longer visit to Atlas Network partners and potential partners that included Turkey, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

READ MORE

E-BOOK REVIEW: ILLIBERALISM IN EUROPE

January 6, 2020

CapX, the media arm of Atlas Network partner Centre for Policy Studies in the United Kingdom, recently released a new e-book that introduces readers to the many faces of illiberalism in Europe. Illiberalism in Europe highlights the current threats to liberty across the continent. “Be it the Zelensky government’s domestic reforms, the madness of German energy policy, or Swedish stealth taxes, there are a lot of contentious issues out there that the general public isn’t aware of,” explained John Ashmore, one of the contributors of the e-book and editor at CapX.

READ MORE