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more than 400 free-market organizations in over 80 countries to the
ideas and resources needed to advance the cause of liberty.

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THE HUNGRY (EIGHTEEN) FORTIES

Many people believe the bureaucratic machinery of the welfare state is necessary for the survival of the poor. Professor John Tomasi of Brown University uses a play from London in 1909 called A Message from the Forties to remind us, however, that the decentralized institutions of a truly free society are the necessary foundation...

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IMANI CELEBRATES 10 YEARS AS GHANA’S PUBLIC-SECTOR WATCHDOG

For the past decade, Atlas Network partner IMANI Center for Policy and Education has aimed to subject all government policies to analysis based on rational choice, public choice, due diligence, vested interest, and value for money. Ten years later, IMANI is now ranked as the most influential in Ghana and the fourth-best think ta...

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CELEBRATING MONETARY STABILITY IN ECUADOR

Fifteen years ago, the people of Ecuador began abandoning their rapidly depreciating currency and adopted the U.S. dollar as the official currency instead. Last month, Atlas Network partner the Ecuadorian Institute for Political Economy (IEEP), whose leaders played a part in the dollarization process, hosted an international con...

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THINK TANK PROFESSIONALS GO HOLLYWOOD

Hollywood screenwriters, producers, and media pros welcomed this year's class of Lights, Camera, Liberty participants — think tanks from all over the world committed to creating and distributing high-impact online video — to Santa Monica, Calif., last week for three days of workshops, training, and networking.

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ILLUSTRATING THE IDEAS OF LIBERTY

The fundamentals of economics, individual rights, and the rule of law are often missing from childhood education, but Atlas Network’s innovative partners are finding ways to package their message of freedom into fresh and engaging mediums. Three partners — Civil Development Forum (FOR) in Poland, Research Foundation for Governan...

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FROM WELFARE TO WORK

The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) has published a new piece in Forbes about reducing government dependency as an incentive to work. The FGA offers a solution to the Medicaid (an American healthcare supplement for low-income earners) budget which is quickly bleeding out — renewing Medicaid expansion on a temporar...

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THE TAXPAYERS’ ALLIANCE WINS BIG ON STAMP OUT STAMP DUTY CAMPAIGN

The Stamp Duty is a tax on property purchases in the UK that makes it unnecessarily difficult for homeowners to move when they need to. It stops young people from buying a home and starting a family, discourages elderly people from downsizing, and stops people moving to new places for new jobs. On December 4, Chancellor George O...

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AFRICAN STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY NIGERIAN LEADERSHIP FORUM

On November 8 2014, 33 student leaders from nine universities and six states in Nigeria gathered at the University of Ibadan for the African Students For Liberty (ASFL) Nigerian Leadership Forum. The forum shared best practices for pro-liberty student organizing. Discussions, brainstorming sessions, and lectures all helped build...

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MANAGING PUBLIC DEBT IN PAKISTAN

Top economists and debt policy experts in Pakistan argue that the rising level of public debt has become a major threat to economic stability and development, and has already become fiscally unsustainable. Just last year, the Pakistani government took on $12.5 billion in new debt.

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INESS IN SLOVAKIA DISPELS MYTHS ABOUT TAXES

The Institute of Economic and Social Studies (INESS), based in Bratislava, Slovakia, is dedicated to scaling back the high taxes levied on its citizens. When speaking with young people throughout the country, INESS found that many Slovaks incorrectly believed that social benefits given to the Romani (a minority group within Slov...

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DEFEATING PIKETTY’S CHARGE, A WORKING PAPER BY BRAD LIPS

Atlas Network CEO Brad Lips shared a working paper, “Defeating Piketty’s Charge,” at Atlas Network’s 2014 Liberty Forum while chairing a panel discussion, “How to Win the Inequality Argument” featuring Yaron Brook (Ayn Rand Institute) and Eamonn Butler (Adam Smith Institute).

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ATLAS NETWORK GRANTS: APPLY NOW

Atlas Network is proud to support our 460+ partners around the world who are doing great work to promote freedom. Partnership with Atlas Network includes the opportunity to apply for grants that can help you further your mission. We want to remind you that the deadline is Monday, December 1 for the below six grants.

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THE FUTURE OF HUMAN RIGHTS IS IN OUR OWN HANDS

During the session "Human rights, a classical liberal agenda" at the 2014 Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner session, Aaron Rhodes (Freedom Rights Project, Germany), Jacob Mchangama (CEPOS, Denmark), Hanna Song (Liberty in North Korea, United States) and Alex Gladstein, moderator (Human Rights Foundation, United States) presented...

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IT TAKES A TEAM TO WORK A PLAN

As Margaret Thatcher said in a 1980 speech, “Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.” Planning and executing Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner is a lot of work, and it takes the whole team at Atlas Network.

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SHOULDN’T AMERICA BE THE ONE TO LINK ITS CURRENCY TO GOLD?

During a special session following the 2014 Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner, Dr. Judy Shelton and Seth Lipsky, founder and editor of the New York Sun, presented a session on Sound Money. Below are Dr. Shelton's full comments. She is an Atlas Network senior fellow and the co-director of Atlas Network's Sound Money Project. The ses...

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ILLINOIS POLICY’S “COFFEE RUN” WINS LIGHTS, CAMERA, LIBERTY! FILM FEST

The Illinois Policy Institute won this year’s Lights, Camera, Liberty! Film Festival for its video “Coffee run: Chicago forces out entrepreneurs”, directed by Charles Fritschner. “Coffee run” demonstrates the relationship between regulations and entrepreneurial activity putting a human face to interstate business relocation.

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THE JOHN BLUNDELL READER

Atlas Network is pleased to share the John Blundell Reader, consisting of 13 of John Blundell’s most enjoyable published pieces. These brief articles contain sublime examples of John’s philosophy (“The Miracle of Privatization”), teachings (“Wisdom Not Taught In College”), and wit (“The ‘Two Juicers’ Letter”).

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A FEW OF JOHN BLUNDELL’S GREATEST HITS

During Atlas Network’s 2014 Liberty Forum, we distributed a newly revised version of John Blundell’s “Fundraising for the Free Society” primer as part of our RoadMaps series on think tank management topics; as well as a John Blundell Reader with 12 pieces by John that share his insights and give a sense of his wide-ranging inter...

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EACH GENERATION HAS ITS OWN BERLIN WALL

During the 2014 Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner, the emphasis was on the topic of addressing those barriers to freedom that still exist, or today's Berlin Walls. During the closing gala ceremonies of Freedom Dinner, Garry Kasparov, Atlas Network's 2014 Templeton Leadership Fellow, gave the featured presentation.

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ATLASNETWORK WORLD10 NEWSLETTER

The Atlas Network newsletter features the top 10 happenings
around the world in the global freedom movement showcasing
the work of Atlas Network partners.