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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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BOOM, BUST, REPEAT

In a monetary regime of sound money — as opposed to our present discretionary fiat monetary arrangements — the boom and bust of the U.S. housing industry during 2002-09 could not have happened. The damage done to the national economy by the bursting housing bubble can be understood only in the context of the government’s role in...

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SOUND MONEY FELLOW NAMED CHIEF ECONOMIST OF SENATE BANKING COMMITTEE

The free-market think tank community generally relies on two broad strategies to achieve a free society. First, they focus on spreading the ideas of liberty and building the cultural foundations of freedom. Second, they do the heavy lifting of policy analysis, studying the actual effects of government policies and suggesting ref...

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MALAYSIAN ALA GRAD HELPS BUILD OASIS OF LIBERTY

Malaysia has a tradition of classical liberal thought at its core, dating back to its 1957 Proclamation of Independence, which stated that the nation should be “founded upon the principles of liberty and justice and ever seeking the welfare and happiness of its people and the maintenance of a just peace among all nations.” Even...

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CEPOS TRANSLATES NEARLY 400 STUDY ABSTRACTS FROM DANISH TO ENGLISH

With more than 460 Atlas Network partners in 96 countries, the movement to advance individual liberty, free markets, the rule of law, and peace is worldwide and cross-cultural. Each partner faces both unique challenges and opportunities within its own geographical area, but the opponents and strategies involved are often strikin...

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CAPITAL, PIKETTY’S OGRE

The people gathered to see the emperor, who had magnificent new clothes and would show them off presently. The palace grounds were packed full of courtiers and the simply curious, waiting excitedly. The door opened and the emperor stepped out. Although he was stark naked, the public was breathless with admiration and oohs and ah...

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ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE’S LEGACY IN THE EARLY 21ST CENTURY

Alexis de Tocqueville visited the United States as a young man in 1831. He is credited for having observed in depth, and accurately described, not only the political system of this new republic, but, beyond this, the principles of the democratic system and broader society. This work was done with a view, undoubtedly, to educate...

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BUILDING AN INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE OF FREEDOM IN EUROPE

With a diverse array of cultures and political systems all in close proximity, the people of Europe face both unique challenges and opportunities in spreading the ideas of liberty. The fourth annual European Students for Liberty Conference (ESFLC) welcomed more than 500 participants from 43 countries to Berlin in April to exchan...

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TANZANIAN CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON ROADBLOCKS TO ECONOMIC FREEDOM

Tanzania has made significant strides towards freedom in the last two decades, after its breakaway from socialism in the 1980s. Economic liberalization and structural reforms have helped to spur economic growth and poverty reduction, but the East African nation still has significant obstacles to overcome. Atlas Network’s partner...

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GERMAN MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS PROMETHEUS OPEN HOUSE

New think tanks face an uphill battle in terms of gaining public recognition. They put together a staff and network of scholars, commission research, plan new events, and gradually build a reputation. The recently founded think tank Prometheus–The Liberty Institute, an Atlas Network partner in Germany, has already received some...

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FRIEDMAN FOUNDATION RELEASES 2015 SCHOOL CHOICE GUIDE

Competitive markets improve the quality and lower the cost of goods and services across the board, but most students in the U.S. education system are stuck in public schools that face little or no competitive pressure. That’s why, 60 years ago, Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman proposed bringing competitive market princip...

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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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CATO INSTITUTE SPONSORS DR. GEORGE SELGIN’S MONETARY BLOG

Atlas Network’s Sound Money Project has frequently worked with economists like George Selgin and Lawrence White, who are well known for their work on free banking and monetary policy. Selgin, who began a position as the Cato Institute’s director of the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives in October, announced last wee...

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ILLUSTRATING ECONOMICS FOR CHILDREN IN NEPAL

Children in developing nations will be the future leaders, so it’s crucial that they start learning the value of liberty and sound economics at an early age. One of the best tools yet developed for teaching economic concepts to children is The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible: A Free-Market Odyssey, by economist Ken Schoolland, t...

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FREE MARKET ROAD SHOW® SPREADS SOUND ECONOMICS THROUGHOUT EUROPE

Seven years after the financial crisis of 2008, Europe’s economies continue to stagnate. Twin deficits, massive welfare state spending, mountains of regulation, nearly flatlined economic growth, and a continuing push toward increased central planning by European Union (EU) authorities leave little hope for future prosperity. The...

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REMEMBERING LEONARD LIGGIO, MENTOR TO A MOVEMENT

A successful economy requires entrepreneurs who can see the resources and opportunities around them and conceive how to apply them to new and better uses. In the world of ideas, it’s no less important to find the right people to work with the right organizations and provide them with a rich intellectual foundation on which they...

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CONFLICTS OF INTEREST DRIVE COMMON CORE ADVOCACY IN MASSACHUSETTS

How are children best educated? It’s a topic of endless debate, as parents try to find the best schools and educational methods for their children. Options in the United States have become increasingly constricted, though, by the widespread adoption of Common Core throughout the nation. Pioneer Institute, an Atlas Network partne...

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TEMPLETON FREEDOM AWARD SEEKS INNOVATORS TO APPLY

Innovation isn’t obvious. It takes a unique perspective to see the world in a new way and realize how changing a few variables could yield a significantly better outcome — and it takes resources to bring that vision to fruition. That’s why Sir John Templeton reached out to Atlas Network in 2003 to create an awards program that w...

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LITHUANIAN FREE-MARKET LEADER ELECTED MAYOR

The ideas of liberty can best be implemented in the public sphere when political leaders have a thorough grounding in the importance of free markets, individual rights, and peace. In a recent Lithuanian election, the people of Vilnius elected a new mayor who has precisely those qualities — Remigijus Simasius, former president of...

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STUDENTS FOR LIBERTY PLAYS STRONG ROLE IN FREE BRAZIL MOVEMENT

As the economy in Brazil stagnates, anger from the Brazilian middle class anger at soaring inflation and burdensome taxation continues to rise. On March 15, a coalition called the Free Brazil Movement led a protest with more than 200,000 people in attendance, the largest São Paulo has seen since the pro-democracy protests of the...

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GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT: GUILLERMO PEÑA PANTING, FUNDACIÓN ELÉUTERA

Guillermo Peña Panting is the executive director of Fundación Eléutera, a classical liberal think tank in Honduras. He is also a political analyst and economist, and has worked with think tanks in the United States and United Kingdom. His writings have appeared in national and international media, most recently the PanAm Post. G...

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IEA PROPOSES RADICAL DEVOLUTION OF POLITICAL POWER

When political power is concentrated with a relatively small and centralized group, the politicians are both less able to understand the varied social conditions that the political process seeks to address and have less of a vested interest in truly making things better for their widely dispersed constituents. A new paper from A...

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SAVE THE DATE: LIBERTY FORUM & FREEDOM DINNER 2015

Join Atlas Network for the worldwide freedom movement’s most inspirational event of the year. On Nov. 11-12 in New York City, Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2015 will bring together liberty’s most inspirational leaders who are strengthening the worldwide freedom movement.

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NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY HOSTS LIBERTY AND LEADERSHIP FORUM

Without a culture grounded in the ideas of liberty, individual autonomy, and property rights, the chances for any nation to build a prosperous society are fleeting at best. That’s why it’s so important for organizations like African Students for Liberty (ASFL) to instill in the continent’s youth a thorough background in freedom...

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WORKING SMART: BEST-SELLING AUTHOR SHARES STRATEGIES FOR EFFICIENCY

“However you define it, success correlates with two chief qualities: one is intelligence; the other is self-control,” writes John Tierney, the best-selling author of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength. Tierney presented his advice for improving efficiency — as a leader, an entrepreneur, or a staff member — duri...

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CANADA’S ECONOMIC POLICY INEVITABLY STIFLES REAL INNOVATION

Thanks in large part to its abundant supply of oil, Canada’s economy has spent much of the past seven years as the envy of the world. When the price of crude began to plunge in August 2014, though, so did Canada’s economic outlook. Growth forecasts were cut, the dollar plummeted, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper set aside his o...

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TOLERATION: THE LIBERAL PATH TO PEACE AND PROSPERITY

We all live in a world characterized by social diversity. Some communities may appear homogeneous, but our reality is that ethnic, religious, cultural, gender, sexual, and ideological differences are never far away. Although many individuals cherish this diversity and see it as a source of social richness, there remain many who...

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LIBERAL ACADEMY EDUCATES YOUTH IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

A new generation of young libertarians is growing in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Participants in the Liberal Academy, an award-winning project of Atlas Network partner Multi (Udruzenje Gradana), have the opportunity to collect points throughout the year that, over time, demonstrate their mastery of the core ideas of liberalism and e...

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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.