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Germany’s recognition of Bitcoin gives young people a true monetary alternative

By Yaël Ossowski If everyday consumers and young people are craving positive economic indicators, they can no doubt turn to the de-facto legislation of an alternative digital currency in Europe’s most powerful country for inspiration. In an unprecedented move, the German Federal Ministry of Finance declared in a statement earlier this month that Bitcoin is [...]

Without Big Changes, Detroit Won’t Have a Second Act

by Shikha Dalmia This article was originally published in The Washington Examiner on July 18. “I once thought that there were no second acts in American lives, but there was certainly to be a second act to New York’s boom days,” F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote. It’s a good thing he wasn’t talking about Detroit. The [...]

Bitcoin: Escape from Centrally Controlled Money

by Martin Vlachynsky September 2 Western governments resorted to unprecedented monetary interventions during the financial crisis. Quantitative easing, decreased privacy, capital controls, and criminalization of cash transactions have forced people to search for better money. Fortunately, they have potential alternatives. Many are looking to Bitcoin or similar cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin permits anonymous transactions through PCs and [...]

Liberating India and its poor one dollar and one property at a time

by Alex Chafuen August 15 When analyzing economic development few cases have much appeal and impact as the reforms in India. Any small change in a country with over 1.2 billion people affects the world. This is a chance to make a change with just 1$. Just over two decades ago India began liberalizing trade, [...]

Think Tank MBA 2013 Participants

Think Tank MBA 2013 Participants

Atlas’s Think Tank MBA is a 10-day executive strategic planning and leadership development course designed to help think tank leaders draft a plan to grow their institutes, and achieve their missions’ to limit government and increase individual responsibility. This course brings together think tank leaders from around the world for an immersive and interactive training [...]



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Why Liberty

Why Liberty

Why Liberty is a broad and multidisciplinary introduction to the ideas of liberty. It focuses not just on political theory but also on liberty through the lens of culture, entrepreneurship, health, art, technology, philosophy, and the transformative power of freedom. Edited by Dr. Tom G. Palmer, the book features articles from experts in the fields of [...]

Podcast: Economic Freedom Fighters

Dr. Tom G. Palmer’s take on the Economic Freedom Fighters of South Africa.

Bono, France, and Capitalism

By Emmanuel Martin July 20, 2013 On July 15, Bono, the Irish rock star, lead singer for U2, and international human-rights activist, was made Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic. Perhaps he could take the opportunity to teach the French Parliament a lesson in sound economics. The Parliament is [...]

Liberty Forum 2013 Hotel Information

Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner | Register now! Hotel | Tickets and Sponsorship | People You’ll Meet Speakers | Program Liberty Forum will be at the InterContinental Times Square. Address: 300 West 44th Street, New York City, NY, 10036, United States (near Times Square) Reservations Phone Number: (866)-875-1978 Front Desk Phone Number: (212)-803-4500 Hotel Website: [...]

Tickets and Sponsorship Information

Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner | Register now! Hotel | Tickets and Sponsorship | People You’ll Meet Speakers | Program Individual Tickets: Level Cost Benefits VIP 1,000 Freedom Dinner priority seating, admission to the Atlas Club Briefing and Liberty Forum ticket for one Individual 350 Freedom Dinner and Liberty Forum ticket for one Think Tank [...]



Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner | Register now! Hotel | Tickets and Sponsorship | People You’ll Meet Speakers | Program Keynote Speaker Johan Norberg emerged as one of liberty’s most eloquent advocates when he published In Defense of Global Capitalism with the Swedish institute, Timbro, earning Atlas’s celebrated Fisher Award in 2002. The book has been translated [...]

Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner Program

Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner | Register now! Hotel | Tickets and Sponsorship | People You’ll Meet Speakers | Program Program is subject to change. Wednesday November 13 8:00 AM Registration Opens 10:00 AM Welcome Remarks & Speed Networking Meet the finalists in the competition for Atlas’s $100,000 Templeton Freedom Award, as well as other [...]

Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner

Save the dates for Liberty Forum and Freedom Dinner 2014, November 12-13 at the InterContinental Times Square Hotel, New York City. This year we will commemorate 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and you will have the opportunity to bring your metaphorical Berlin Walls to the global stage. Registration begins in March.  [...]



Atlas is pleased to announce a new effort to make the best writing on current events and freedom available to new audiences in multiple languages around the globe. In cooperation with our platform editors and partners, this service is designed to leverage the abundance of quality analysis and commentary published throughout the network. Sources of [...]

Sources of the Egyptian Crisis

by Dr. Nouh El Harmouzi and Dr. Ali Massoud July 1, 2013 What has brought 17 million Egyptians into public squares throughout the country and prompted 22 million to sign a denunciation of President Mohammed Morsi? Why does the website of the Egyptian grassroots protest movement, Tamarrod (rebel), “demand that President Morsi leave office by [...]

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Atlas welcomes news stories from partners in our network. Not a partner? Email to learn more. News stories, subject to Atlas approval, will be included in the next issue of Highlights, our monthly newsletter. Atlas reserves the right to exclude content without notice for any reason. If you have any questions about submissions, please [...]

Think Tank Shark Tank

Think Tank Shark Tank

The Annual Think Tank Shark Tank competition is back and better than ever! This year, four Atlas Leadership Academy (ALA) graduates will be selected to present in a live competition before an international audience and esteemed judges for the chance to win $25,000 for a project run by their think tank. Are you close to [...]

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Paying Tribute to the Iron Lady

Paying Tribute to the Iron Lady

By Brad Lips, CEO, April 8, 2013 The death of Margaret Thatcher prompts me to reflect on her remarkable policy achievements as Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. She revitalized the British economy by selling off state-owned industries, taming lawless labor unions, slashing tax rates and reducing the welfare state. With Reagan and Pope John [...]

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Remembering James Buchanan

Remembering James Buchanan

Atlas honors the life and achievements of the great economist Dr. James M. Buchanan, who died January 9, 2013. We express our heartfelt condolences to family, friends and the broad community of scholars, students and other fans who have been enlightened by his work. Atlas’s Leonard Liggio reflects on the life of Dr. Buchanan. I [...]

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