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PATIENTS RIGHT TO TRY IS NOW LAW IN MISSOURI

On July 15, 2014, Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri signed into law Right To Try legislation that gives some patients the ability to procure drugs not yet approved for market by the Food and Drug Administration.

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MORAL CASE FOR FOSSIL FUELS

A recent study by Texas Public Policy Foundation expert Kathleen Harnett White, Fossil Fuels: The Moral Case, was the subject of discussion on The Energy Makers Show. On the show White said, “[the] infeasible standards that [the EPA] has imposed, the very inferior science, I said ‘wait, this needs to be looked at from a broader,...

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AFTER THE WELFARE STATE

The welfare state is bankrupt. It’s not just the ballooning government debt. It’s the unfunded liabilities – trillions and trillions and trillions of dollars. It’s the crumbling currencies of governments intent on “stimulating” their way to collapse.

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PEACE, LOVE, & LIBERTY

Peace, Love, & Liberty, a provocative new book of essays edited by Dr. Tom G. Palmer on the topics of peace and war to be published September 15, 2014. War is not inevitable. But peace cannot be achieved by wishful thinking alone. This book presents the evidence regarding what fosters peace, and what disturbs it with conflict....

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CROATIA COULD TAKE OUTSOURCING LESSONS FROM AMERICA AND BRITAIN

While Croatia has declined to outsource non-core government activities due to labor-union pressure, the U.S. and U.K. governments contract-out even the provision of security services, including military and intelligence functions. This latest trends in the scope of outsourcing should serve as a brake on the Croatian government’s...

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BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: KHMER ROUGE LEADERS CONVICTED FOR ROLE IN GENOCIDE

An estimated 1.7 million Cambodians -- 21 percent of the country’s population -- were killed or died of starvation during the 1975-79 communist terror regime of the Khmer Rouge. In terms of percentage of the population, no country has ever suffered so much at the hands of its own leaders, who were crazed by a utopian ideology th...

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PEACE, LOVE, & LIBERTY WITH TOM PALMER

In Peace, Love, & Liberty, a publication by Atlas Network and Students for Liberty, editor Dr. Tom G. Palmer presents the evidence regarding what fosters peace, and what disturbs it with conflict. On Monday, August 18 at 10 a.m. EDT, Atlas Network Executive Vice President for International Programs Tom Palmer will speak on his l...

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1920 DEPRESSION V. GREAT DEPRESSION

The first year of the 1920 Depression in the US was arguably “worse than the start of the Great Depression in many ways”, says Devin Roundtree in a new piece on the Sound Money Project. However, during the 1920 recession, “the government did not act with the conventional low interest rates and deficit spending that started with...

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US-AFRICA SUMMIT: WILL AMERICA BOOST AFRICA’S ECONOMIC PROGRESS?

A main topic of this week’s U.S.-Africa Summit was trade. The United States has an interest in developing trade with Africa, and it is obviously important to Africa. Focusing on trade rather than simple aid is a big improvement. But is African development really in the hands of President Obama?

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE PAY INSULATED FROM ECONOMIC REALITY IN U.K.

Britain's independent grassroots campaign for lower taxes, The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA), has released the 8th annual “Town Hall Rich List”. It discloses 2,181 council employees who received total remuneration in excess of £100,000 ($168,065 USD) in 2011-12. According to the TPA, it is the “definitive guide to senior executive p...

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WHY CANADA’S PRIVATE SCHOOLS SHOULD RECEIVE EQUAL FUNDING

Fraser Institute’s Mark Milke and Deani Van Pelt defend school choice in the Calgary Herald after Calgary’s Member of the Legislative Assembly and education critic, Kent Hehr, claimed that private schools would “divide pupils by wealth and religion”. Milke and Van Pelt hold that Hehr “overlooks why choice is invaluable in educat...

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ARGENTINA'S DEFAULT: PLAYING POLITICS WITH U.S. COURTS AND WALL STREET

Atlas Network president Alex Chafuen’s recent article on Forbes discusses Argentina’s default. Chafuen says, “Until the advent of Peronism, Argentina was one of the shining stars in the firmament of freedom loving nations. Now it is a star of defaults. Argentina was not perfect, but it had climbed into the top 10 of richest nati...

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ENCOURAGING FREE SOCIETY REFORMS IN YEMEN

In addition to its work illuminating policy debates inside Morocco, the Arab Center for Scientific Research and Humane Studies plays a key role in encouraging the development of classical liberal projects throughout the Arabic-speaking world. On June 26, 2014, it helped launch a new Yemen-based think tank, the Foundation for Cul...

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AIMING FOR INFLUENCE IN EGYPT

The Arab Center for Scientific Research and Humane Studies’ team members have been actively working to influence the direction of Egyptian policy since 2010, conducting conferences and organizing an independent “economic freedom audit” to highlight cost-effective reforms.

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THE STRUGGLE FOR INDIGENOUS PROPERTY RIGHTS IN CHILE

For Atlas Network partner, Fundación Chile Intercultural (FCI), the question of private property is fundamental when addressing indigenous rights. Throughout history, the Chilean government has struggled to establish a stable working relationship with the Mapuche people and yet, in recent decades, land disputes have resulted in...

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FREE TRADE: THE GREAT PROSPERITY MACHINE

What does trade do? Comparative advantage is the foundation of the division of labor and exchange, but it's rarely understood. "The Great Prosperity Machine" explodes the absurdities of protectionist dogmas by showing what trade accomplishes -- prosperity and peace.

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LAFFER RELEASES NEW BOOK ON THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TOBACCO TAXATION

Renowned economist Dr. Arthur Laffer recently released his Handbook of Tobacco Taxation – Theory and Practice. Published by The Laffer Center at the Pacific Research Institute, this 400-page handbook provides a comprehensive overview on all aspects of tobacco taxation. Laffer said, “One size does not fit all. Tobacco regulation...

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STATISM VS. DEMOCRACY IN LATIN AMERICA

In his article, published last week by Chile’s Diario Financiero, Axel Kaiser from Fundación para el Progreso uses Chile as an example to explain the choice that countries now face between democracy and statism. He warns that countries can either trust in free markets or give into rent-seeking politics and the perils of catering...

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BATTLE FOR RESTRAINED GOVERNMENT IN CANADA CONTINUES STRONG

Janet Neilson of Canada’s Institute for Liberal Studies writes about how a series of spending reforms between 1993 and 2003 helped increase freedom in the country. She writes, “Canada used to be the butt of jokes when it came to economic freedom. A Wall Street Journal article declared the country an ‘honorary member of the third...

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JOHAN NORBERG AT LIBERTY FORUM AND FREEDOM DINNER 2013

The 2013 keynote speaker for the Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner was Johan Norberg, one of the worlds most eloquent liberty advocates. He has published numerous books including In Defense of Global Capitalism, which earned Atlas's celebrated Fisher Award in 2002, has been translated into a dozen languages, and inspired the Brit...

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AFTER THE WELFARE STATE

Politicians are leading nations to financial ruin. After the Welfare State is a new book that shows how and why that is happening. The welfare state is the creation of Germany's militarist Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, who initiated it as a means of making people dependent on the state. It has since come to colonize the planet....

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WHY LIBERTY - FEAT. TOM PALMER

We have partnered with Students for Liberty to publish and distribute 350,000 copies of Why Liberty, a collection of essays edited by scholar Dr. Tom G. Palmer, to college campuses in the U.S. and throughout Europe, Asia and Africa.

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WELCOME TO THE ATLAS NETWORK

Learn more about the Atlas Network, the nonprofit organization that is strengthening the worldwide freedom movement through leadership training, grants, prizes and networking. For 30 years, Atlas Network has worked behind the scenes to help Freedom Champions launch and grow think tank organizations committed to advancing liberty...

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CANADA SHOWS IT CAN BE DONE

Canada used to be the butt of jokes when it came to economic freedom. A Wall Street Journal article declared the country an “honorary member of the third world” in the mid-1990s because of out-of-control debt and spending. But today, Canada’s economic performance leads the G8, and while fiscal governance has suffered following t...

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around the world in the global freedom movement showcasing
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