FREE MARKET FOUNDATION

FREE MARKET FOUNDATION

Veszprem, Hungary

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The mission of Free Market Foundation is to represent, defend, and advance classical liberal values, ideas, and policies in Hungary and among speakers of the Hungarian language. Capitalism is the only system that fully allows and encourages the vital human virtues and the only system that preserves independent mental freedom and recognizes the individual's integrity.

Major programs for this organization include: Ridicule the Radical; Let Us Root Against Racism; Liberty School/Be Free with English

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Made possible by a generous grant from The John Templeton Foundation, Atlas Network brings together friends of the worldwide freedom movement in Regional Liberty Forums to learn from one another how to effectively advance free societies, the rule of law, free enterprise, and protections of private property.

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Every year Liberty Forum inspires and rejuvenates the individuals in the worldwide freedom movement, and this past weekend was more inspirational than ever. More than anything, there was a palpable connectedness among our partners, our supporters, and various friends and family members. With 58 countries represented, Liberty For...

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Authoritarian populism is one of the greatest contemporary threats to liberty — a worrying trend that is on the rise in Europe. In recent elections, a fifth of all European voters have cast their votes for populist parties, and a third of governments in Europe are dependent on populist parties. Timbro, an Atlas Network partner o...

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AUTHORITARIAN POLITICIANS IN HUNGARY NEED ORGANIZED, UNITED OPPOSITION

Authoritarian political movements are gaining influence in Hungary, including some who openly praise the Nazi regime of World War II — and even within the governing Hungarian party Fidesz, which includes “a group of thugs” that recently occupied the Hungarian National Election Office to block a referendum by their political oppo...

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LIBERAL DEMOCRACY IS OVER IN HUNGARY

The declaration that liberal democracy is over in Hungary is no exaggeration. Prime Minister Viktor Orban said so. He should know, having delivered two huge blows to democracy recently. Last week started with a Constitutional Court (CC) decision that everyone had been waiting for. The CC was our last hope for checks and bala...

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WILL POLAND SEIZE PRIVATE PENSION FUNDS?

Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland wants to nationalize the people’s private pension funds. Can he be prevented him from taking this dreadful step? In 1999 Poland, like Hungary and other central European countries, moved from a traditional pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) defined-benefit pension system to a defined-contribution syste...

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HUNGARY’S RULING PARTY PUSHES RADICAL CONSERVATIVE COLLECTIVISM

After eight years of controversial socialist rule, the people of Hungary had great hopes three years ago when a self-proclaimed conservative, or limited-government, party came to power with a two-thirds majority. It turns out, however, that the ruling party, Fidesz, and its leader, Viktor Orban, favor bigger government than did...

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