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Eric D. Dixon
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Attended Brigham Young University
Lives in Alexandria, VA
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'80s hair metal, dueling banjos–style.
Yes, it’s only the second week of Undercover 2015, and we’re already looking at our second and third banjos of the season. But behold the power of Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, who took the classic-rock staple “The Final Countdown” and reimagined it for banjos and wig. Yes, when Fleck—who’s been
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People who have served time in prison, whether justly or not, can have an extraordinarily difficult time assimilating into society upon their release. Employment opportunities tend to be scarce for former convicts, and time spent behind bars is time that often can’t be devoted developing new skills and entrepreneurial ideas that are applicable in the outside world. The Centre for Free Market Enterprise, an Atlas Network partner in Malawi, has a s...
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A recent lecture by Tom G. Palmer​ that delves into the history, economics, and sociology of state socialism, and which is informed by his own extensive experience traveling behind the Iron Curtain. I can't recommend this highly enough.
State socialism was one of the dominant government forces of the 20th century, and although the world is not completely rid of it yet, the late 1980s and early 1990s brought a dramatic and sudden change with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Tom G. Palmer, Atlas Network’s executive vice president for international programs, talked about the history and ideology of socialism in his keynote address at...
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Borut Prah of Slovenia was a dear friend of Atlas Network and a member of Atlas Network’s Advisory Council. Prah passed away May 5, 2015. Atlas Network’s president, Dr. Alex Chafuen, met Prah almost 30 years ago through Atlas Network founder Antony Fisher, and they shared many passions: tennis, wine, simple Mediterranean food, computers, and wonderful spouses — but, above all, the passion for freedom.
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Ontario’s beer drinkers have something to toast. For the first time since prohibition was repealed, the Canadian province’s government is liberalizing the market for suds. The changes are certainly a step in the right direction, but they do not go nearly far enough. Rather than applaud politicians for tweaking a deeply flawed system, proponents of real reform should instead question whether the sale of alcohol needs to be regulated in such a comp...
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The standard of living in developing countries is increasingly on the rise, and communities that have long been without electricity and related sources of fuel beginning to be connected. A new documentary, Power to the People, produced by Atlas Network partner Free to Choose Media and hosted by author Johan Norberg — who delivered the 2013 keynote speech at Atlas Network’s 2013 Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner — examines how innovative new technolo...
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The standard of living in developing countries is increasingly on the rise, and communities that have long been without electricity and related sources of fuel beginning to be connected. A new documentary, Power to the People, produced by Atlas Network partner Free to Choose Media and hosted by author Johan Norberg — who delivered the 2013 keynote speech at Atlas Network’s 2013 Liberty Forum & Freedom Dinner — examines how innovative new technolo...
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The ideas of liberty are most crucial in the places where people have been most oppressed. Cambodia was home to one of the most brutal 20th century totalitarian regimes, the Khmer Rouge, which killed an estimated 21 percent of the population — 1.7 million lives — in the space of only four years. Some of the perpetrators were brought to justice less than a year ago, so the nation’s legacy of violent communism is in many ways still a fresh memory. ...
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It is abundantly clear by now that the optimistic expectations nurtured by the collapse of the Soviet Union have not been realized. There were high hopes at the time, not only about post-communist Russia becoming a democratic society, but more generally about political democracy sweeping the whole world. We were about to enter what the prominent historian Francis Fukuyama called “the end of history” — that is, “the universalization of Western lib...
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  • Atlas Network
    Editor, 2014 - present
  • ThinkTankOverflow.com
    Founder / Freelancer, 2011 - present
  • Libertarian National Committee
    Assistant Editor / Technology Developer, 2012 - 2014
  • Show-Me Institute
    Editor, 2007 - 2011
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Eric D. Dixon holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Brigham Young University, and although he originally planned to pursue a life in newspapers, he never got over his 1997 internship at the Cato Institute. He has since kept a foot in both journalism and public policy, working for the Show-Me Institute, U.S. Term Limits, Americans for Limited Government, the Cascade Policy Institute, Liberty magazine, the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, and the Idaho Press-Tribune.
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  • Brigham Young University
    Journalism, 1990 - 1997
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