LIBERTAD Y PROGRESO

LIBERTAD Y PROGRESO

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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The mission of Libertad y Progreso is to contribute to a deep change in Argentina, working on the development of public policies, elevating the level of discussion, and promoting participation by civil society in the discussion of the role of the government in the economy.

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EXPOSING ARGENTINA’S RAPIDLY GROWING GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACY

Argentina’s current government leadership has held power for not quite a year and a half, but has already increased the government’s bureaucratic structure by 25 percent, reveals a new study from Buenos Aires–based Atlas Network partner Libertad y Progreso. There are now 1,124 administrative units in the Argentinian government,...

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ALUMNI IN FOCUS: CANDELARIA DE ELIZALDE

Argentina has suffered over the last 12 years as a result of a government that has implemented inefficient populist policies, leading to stagnation and an overall decrease in prosperity. The state became increasingly involved in both the public and private lives of Argentines during the successive presidencies of Néstor Kirchner...

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IDEAS OF LIBERTY HAVE POLITICAL IMPACT WITH ARGENTINIAN VIDEO SERIES

The ideas of liberty can come to vivid life through the power of well-produced video, and Argentinian Atlas Network partner Libertad y Progreso is having tremendous public policy impact with its “Crash Courses in Liberty” (“Aprender Volando”) series. Its work has caught the attention of Argentina’s new president, Mauricio Macri,...

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ORGANIZATIONS IN ARGENTINA, CHILE, MEXICO WIN LATIN AMERICA LIBERTY AWARDS

Online crash courses in liberty, a campaign for educational quality and choice, and a movement to prevent new tax hikes are all recipients this year of Atlas Network’s Latin America Liberty Awards. Established in 2005 and formerly known as the Latin American Freedom Awards, the individual award categories are named after free-ma...

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MESSAGING TO MILLENNIALS: FROM ‘I, PENCIL’ TO ‘I, IPHONE’

The virtues of liberty are often intuitive for many of today’s young people, as they struggle to reconcile their individualist tendencies with top-down ideologies of any stripe. At Atlas Network’s 2015 Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner, the panel titled “Motivating Millennials: Can the Freedom Movement Win Over the Next Generation?...

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CRASH COURSES ON LIBERTY CONTINUE IN ARGENTINA

A primary reason that governments grow to enormous size is because of the prevailing intellectual climate. It is a common belief that governments should interfere in many aspects of life, regulating business, society, and individual lives. How do ideas like these come to be so widely accepted? Atlas Network partner Libertad y Pr...

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ARGENTINIAN CRASH COURSES IN LIBERTY

In terms of economic freedom, do Latin American countries belong to the same authoritarian category as countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, and North Korea? What does Latin America need to become as prosperous once again as it was in the past? The answer is more economic freedom, not more regulations, explains...

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WELFARE SPENDING INCREASES IN ARGENTINA

Economist Marcos Hilding Ohlsson of Atlas Network partner Libertad y Progreso outlines how the government of Cristina Kirchner is growing the Argentine welfare-state using populist spending tactics. According to a new study, in 2014, more than 18 million Argentines, approximately 42 percent of the population, will benefit from a...

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OPEN LETTER TO LIONEL MESSI: BE A CHAMPION FOR LIBERTY

Yesterday, the World Cup kicked off in Sao Paulo with a 3-1 Brazilian victory over Croatia. After four years of waiting, the eyes of the world will finally turn to the 32 teams that will spend the next month battling to take home the most prestigious football award in the world: the World Cup.

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ARGENTINA’S GOVERNMENT MUST CUT BACK ON PUBLIC SECTOR FINANCING

Argentina has been plagued by policies that led to higher inflation, institutional decay and corruption for years. Atlas Network partner Libertad y Progreso is trying to change these developments and promote a more prosperous Argentina. For its third anniversary, the organization has released a publication, "Progresar en Liberta...

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