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ATLAS NETWORK LAUNCHES CENTER FOR U.S. AND CANADA

October 15, 2019

[ARLINGTON, VA – October 15, 2019] Atlas Network is delighted to announce the Center for U.S. and Canada, a new opportunity to focus on the role that free markets, property rights, and the rule of law have in creating the conditions for people to thrive in the region.

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BOOK REVIEW: LIBERTY IN PERIL: DEMOCRACY AND POWER IN AMERICAN HISTORY BY RANDALL HOLCOMBE

September 13, 2019

Liberty in Peril: Democracy and Power in American History, the newest book by Florida State University professor Randall G. Holcombe, has just been released by Independent Institute. Holcombe, a research fellow at the Oakland, California-based think tank, examines the recent trend towards big government solutions to modern-day problems and how this new approach has evolved throughout U.S. history.

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PACIFIC LEGAL FOUNDATION NAMED A FINALIST FOR ATLAS NETWORK’S 2019 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

September 10, 2019

The modern administrative state has allowed regulatory agencies to undermine the separation of powers by combining all three branches—legislative, executive, and judicial—within their walls. This unconstitutional, tyrannical “fourth branch” of government poses a threat to individual liberty in America and around the world, and Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) is reversing this trend. PLF’s Center for the Separation of Powers uses strategic litigation to challenge the legal doctrines that empower the regulatory state. In more than forty years defending freedom, PLF has directly represented clients in 14 U.S. Supreme Court cases and has won 12. Five of these victories have constrained the power of regulatory agencies.

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PLATTE INSTITUTE NAMED A FINALIST FOR ATLAS NETWORK’S 2019 TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD

September 10, 2019

Nebraska is one of many states that have made it difficult to earn a living with burdensome licensure laws that protect entrenched special interests at the expense of both consumers and aspiring entrepreneurs. The Platte Institute in Omaha is playing a central role in reducing these laws and setting precedents that can be used as a regulatory reform model across the United States.

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ATLAS NETWORK HELPS FIRE ACHIEVE 33 POLICY WINS

September 5, 2019

The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has led the fight for free speech on college campuses since the organization was founded in 1999. Atlas Network recently provided a $5,000 grant in support of their Individual Rights Defense Program (IRDP), which provides assistance to individual students, professors, and campus groups whose fundamental civil liberties have been violated.

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