Brad Lips is the
chief executive officer of Atlas
Network, a US non-profit that provides training, networking and grants for
libertarian, free-market, and conservative groups around the world. It aims to
secure for all individuals the rights to economic and personal freedom, through
its global network of strategic partners.
Atlas Network was
founded in 1981 by Sir Antony Fisher, a British entrepreneur, who was
influenced by economist F.A. Hayek and his book, The Road to Serfdom.
On its website, it
that “Atlas Network partners in Europe are skeptical of the illiberal right and
the socialist left. Ours is a practical agenda:
restore economic competitiveness in Europe by removing burdensome regulations;
rebuild trust in liberal institutions by reining in the scope of their
liberate individuals across the continent to use their talents within the kind
of “system of natural liberty” that Adam Smith recognized as conducive to
increasing the wealth of nations.
In recent months we created the Ukraine
Freedom Fund to address special challenges in this war-torn country, and in
2023 we launched a Competitiveness Reform Hub through which our European
partners can collaborate and draw inspiration in meeting the acute economic
challenges of this decade. These activities complement long-running Atlas
Network activities in Europe, including the annual Europe Liberty Forum, the
Transatlantic Think Tank CEO Summit, and the Europe
In this this episode of
the Brussels Report podcast, BrusselsReport.eu editor Pieter Cleppe discusses the following topics:
- The differences
between the U.S. and European policy debate
- Challenges to
raise funds in various part of the world
- How to define
the "liberty movement"?
- What's the use
of party political action and parapolitics? What to tell those that have giving
up hope and focus on their private life or their business?
- How can the
liberty movement better coordinate and exploit opportunities?