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Leszek Balcerowicz Named Recipient of 2014 Milton Friedman Prize

Leszek Balcerowicz Named Recipient of 2014 Milton Friedman Prize

Atlas Network partner Cato Institute announced today that Leszek Balcerowicz, former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Poland, will receive the 2014 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty, a $250,000 biennial award presented to an individual for achievement in promoting freedom and individual liberty. Balcerowicz was at the helm of some major transitional reforms, [...]


Celebrating Ideas and the Future of Freedom in Venezuela

Celebrating Ideas and the Future of Freedom in Venezuela

Centro de Divulgación del Conocimiento Económico para la Libertad (CEDICE) is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Caracas, Venezuela, April 24 – 25, 2014. In Venezuela, people are literally fighting for their freedom. But even before President Nicolás Maduro, and before that Hugo Chavez came to power, there was a movement to challenge the status quo. [...]


The Best Way to Affect Change in North Korea

The Best Way to Affect Change in North Korea

Newspapers gravitate to sensational North Korean stories of crazy dictators, nuclear weapons, and Dennis Rodman. But those who want to truly help the oppressed citizens of North Korea need to look for practical strategies for affecting change. That was the message delivered by Atlas Network Fellow, Casey Lartigue, at events Atlas Network organized earlier this [...]


Dr. Alex Chafuen, Atlas Network President, wins the 2014 Walter Judd Freedom Award

Dr. Alex Chafuen, Atlas Network President, wins the 2014 Walter Judd Freedom Award

At Atlas Network, our mission is to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement by identifying, training and supporting individuals with the potential to found and develop effective independent organizations that promote our vision in every country. Few have taken on this mission as passionately as Atlas Network president, Dr. Alex Chafuen, who joined Atlas Network in 1985. [...]


A New Tool for Pakistan’s Freedom Watchdogs

A New Tool for Pakistan’s Freedom Watchdogs

The Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME), an Atlas Network partner based in Islamabad, created a scorecard to track policy reform and implementation by the new government in the areas of economy, energy security and social protection.


Suffering from Post-Downton Abbey Depression Syndrome?

Suffering from Post-Downton Abbey Depression Syndrome?

John Blundell, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs and Atlas Network board member, uses the wildly popular show Downton Abbey to highlight the issue of public funding for TV in the UK. Additionally, he offers six shows that should hold you over until Downton Abbey returns.


Kansas Tackles Education Reform

Kansas Tackles Education Reform

Many states in America are wrestling with the issue of school choice. Historic legislation just passed the Kansas House and Senate and is on its way to the Kansas governor’s desk. Highlights of the reform include the first-ever school choice program in Kansas, de-facto elimination of tenure and alternative teacher licensing.


A populist libertarian youth movement?

A populist libertarian youth movement?

Can the liberty movement of the 21st century learn from the popular success had by socialists in the 20th? Atlas Network CEO Brad Lips suggests in American Thinker how to grow the worldwide freedom movement by keeping a clear focus on protecting individuals’ liberty from government coercion.


Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner 2014

Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner 2014

What are your metaphorical Berlin Walls? Join us for the international freedom event of the year where you’ll have the opportunity to bring them to the global stage.


2013 Fisher Award Winner Talks China’s Economic Outlook with WSJ’s Mary Kissel

2013 Fisher Award Winner Talks China's Economic Outlook with WSJ's Mary Kissel

Fisher Award winner, Ning Wang, joined Mary Kissel with the Wall Street Journal during Atlas’s Liberty Forum to offer his take on whether proposed economic reforms in China will boost the economy, and if political reform is likely. Prof. Wang accepted the 2013 Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award in New York City for his [...]


After the Welfare State on the Stossel show

Tom Palmer was on the Stossel show promoting After the Welfare State. Watch the clip or order your copy here.


Video: After the Welfare State

Watch this short video for Atlas’s newest book, After the Welfare State and find out more information on the serious issue facing the world by clicking here.


Year in Review

2011 was an exhilarating year for Atlas, and we have so many reasons to have hope for the future. Please enjoy the video and get involved with Atlas. To see more of Atlas’s accomplishments in 2011, please visit our Year in Review.


Highlights from Mario Vargas Llosa’s Freedom Dinner Keynote Address

Mario Vargas Llosa gave the keynote address at the 2011 Freedom Dinner on November 9, 2011. To read his speech in its entirety, click here.


NEW BOOK – The Morality of Capitalism: Featuring John Mackey on the Morality of Business

In this 1 minute interview, Whole Foods co-founder, John Mackey, discusses the morality of business. Read his entire article in the new book – The Morality of Capitalism – by ordering your copy today! Brought you by the Atlas Network and Students for Liberty.


Happy Birthday Milton Friedman!

July 31, 2011 would have been Milton Friedman’s 99th birthday. To honor his vision and the impact he had on society, Atlas, along with the Foundation for Educational Choice, brought together two other legends, Atlas Vice President Leonard Liggio and President Alex Chafuen, to share their experiences with a man who made a difference in [...]


Letters to Castro: Mario Vargas Llosa Rejects Socialism

Biography | Lectures/Articles | Events | Photo Gallery | Awards | Tributes | Video | Keynote Speech |  Home Nobel Laureate and Atlas Templeton Leadership Fellow, Mario Vargas Llosa, tells the story of his conversion from Marxism to free market capitalism after visiting Cuba and the Soviet Union.  


Letters to Castro: Mario Vargas Llosa Rejects Socialism

Nobel Laureate and Atlas Templeton Leadership Fellow, Mario Vargas Llosa, tells the story of his conversion from Marxism to free market capitalism after visiting Cuba and the Soviet Union.


Videos

This is a small selection of the past year of Atlas videos. To see more, please visit our YouTube Channel. Reasons for Hope I, Pencil: Kurdish Introduction of the Society for Individual Liberty in Romania Experiência de estágio em D.C. (Internship experience in D.C.) 2012-2013 Lights, Camera, Liberty! The Atlas Experience Event Slideshow: 2012 2012 [...]