Templeton Freedom Award Finalists 2013

Atlas is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 Templeton Freedom Award. These finalists represent the best examples of free-market think tank excellence throughout the world. All finalists will be presented during Atlas's Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner in New York City, where the winner of the award and $100,000 prize will be announced. The finalists are:

The Centre for Civil Society, in India, for its People, Policies, and Principles campaign. The campaign has contributed to real change in key areas including economic freedom and education, where they have given an organized voice to private schools and advocated for fair implementation of reforms. 

The Centro de Investigación para el Desarrollo, A.C. (CIDAC), in Mexico, for its work advancing prosperity and productivity. The CIDAC team has successfully developed research and communication products that are changing the national discussion on economic policies including industrial, labor, and criminal justice policy.

Istituto Bruno Leoni, in Italy, for its Index of Liberalization. The Index has become a major reference for opinion-makers, policy-makers and industry stakeholders in debating economic policy, driving reforms in select industries and municipalities related to industry ownership and price fixing.

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy, in the USA, for its Right to Work campaign. After 20 years of consistently producing a wide variety of research, commentary and strategic communications, the campaign achieved a major victory this year with the adoption of Michigan’s right to work legislation.

The TaxPayers’ Alliance, in the UK, for its 2020 Tax Commission and Single Income Tax Report. The project yielded an ambitious and comprehensive reform plan that has given a new credibility to non-Keynesian approaches to fiscal health in Britain and has contributed directly and indirectly to recent taxpayer victories.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation, in the USA, for its Right on Crime project. The project contributed to major reforms, both in Texas and in other states, saving billions of dollars by closing prisons and preventing prison expansion, and reversing a culture of over-incarceration and over-criminalization. 

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