TIMBRO

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The mission of Timbro is to originate, promote, and disseminate ideas and issues supporting the principles of free markets, free enterprise, individual liberty, and a free society. Timbro's main research areas are health and welfare reform, environment and growth, culture, and migration issues, as well as aid and global development.

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SERBIAN ADAPTATION OF TIMBRO AUTHORITARIAN POPULISM INDEX PUBLISHED

The Center for Anti-Authoritarian Studies (CAAS) has successfully released its Index of Authoritarian Populism (IAP), which assesses the rise of authoritarian populists in political circles throughout Serbia. The Belgrade-based Atlas Network partner adapted the index to a nationally focused, Serbian version from the Timbro Autho...

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TIMBRO INDEX DOCUMENTS RISE OF AUTHORITARIAN POPULISM IN EUROPE

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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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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GENDER EQUALITY FOR WOMEN IN BUSINESS CAREERS LAGS IN NORDIC COUNTRIES

Those who advocate egalitarian public policies often point to the expansive welfare states of countries in the Nordic region, which have a wide array of government-funded social services for residents of all socioeconomic classes and walks of life. An extensive social safety net can sound alluring, but a new book from Sweden-bas...

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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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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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THE GREEN BUBBLE

“The problem in green energy is that the politicians care more about the headlines their subsidy create, and what green plants they can stand in front of, rather than looking at what is commercially sensible from a business point of view…. Truly sustainable energy is commercially sustainable energy.” So says Per Wimmer – a cele...

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