ISTITUTO BRUNO LEONI

ISTITUTO BRUNO LEONI

Torino, Italy

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ABOUT

The mission of Istituto Bruno Leoni is to promote a more knowledgeable and informed public debate on the several issues related to the environment, competition, energy liberalization, taxes, privatization, and the reform of the welfare state.

Major programs for this organization include: Indice delle liberalizzazioni (Yearly index of openness of Italian economy); IBL nelle scuole (Series of lectures); Mises Seminar

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‘TWENTY-FIVE FOR ALL’ IN ITALY

Four and a half million Italians live in absolute poverty despite an intricate welfare system. The Italian tax system has impeded the Italian economy from achieving its full potential, says Istutito Bruno Leoni (IBL) – an Atlas Network partner organization based in Torino, Italy – which has put forth an ambitious reform proposal...

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NEW ECONOMIC SCHOOL CREATES AN OASIS OF FREE INQUIRY IN CAUCASUS REGION

It’s easy for Westerners to take it for granted that they’ll always have access to peaceful, safe forums in which to discuss ideas — but some regions of the world are more hostile to free and open intellectual discussions. That’s why events like the IX International Summer School on Liberty, Law, and Economics in Bakuriani, Geor...

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FIRST ANNUAL EUROPE LIBERTY FORUM CHAMPIONS FREE PEOPLE, FREE MARKETS

The inaugural Europe Liberty Forum, held June 8–9 in London and co-hosted by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), focused on spreading the ideas of freedom to millions in the United Kingdom, Europe, and beyond. “Think tanks should make life of all established political parties uncomfortable,” said Member of Parliament Dougla...

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CZECH REPUBLIC MOST FREE, FINLAND MOST RESTRICTIVE IN EU NANNY STATE INDEX

When many countries exist side by side in the same region, they have an opportunity to attract residents, tourism, and economic growth through policy competition — and people can make an informed choice about where to go to avoid overbearing government restrictions. The Nanny State Index, a new project from the European Policy I...

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MARIO VARGAS LLOSA CELEBRATES THE BOURGEOIS VIRTUES

Don Felícito Yanaqué, when he was a schoolboy, never had shoes. When we meet him, age 55, in Mario Vargas Llosa’s 2013 novel The Discreet Hero, first published in English in 2015, he is the self-made man next door. He has a wife that never made him happy, two sons, and a little transport business. People like him rarely appear i...

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THINK TANK CEOS GATHER IN LITHUANIA TO CHALLENGE STATUS QUO

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Lithuanian Free Market Institute (LFMI), and nearly one year since the organization won the 2014 Templeton Freedom Award, the Vilnius-based think tank welcomed CEOs from Atlas Network partner organizations across Europe and the United States for the inaugural Transatlantic CEO Summi...

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ATLAS NETWORK PARTNERS SELECTED FOR LEVERAGING INDICES GRANT

To achieve tangible, real-world impact in the think tank world, measuring the outcomes and results of our work is a key ingredient of the equation. In order advance this goal, Atlas Network has proposed using reputable international rankings or indices and then objectively assessing the results of think tanks’ work as they try t...

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EUROPEAN THINK TANKS LAUNCH EPICENTER TO ADDRESS KEY EU ISSUES

Six European think tanks recently launched EPICENTER (the European Policy Information Center) in Brussels, Belgium. EPICENTER is a new project aimed at providing “decision-makers with research and insight on a number of key economic issues,” developing free-market solutions to some of the European Union’s (EU) most daunting chal...

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