The publications listed on this page are authored by the Svetilnik staff or individuals associated with Svetilnik. These publications reflect the views of the authors, and not necessarily the views of Svetilnik or organizations where they work.
Svetilnik Publications in English
- ARTICLE: Static Concept of State and the Migration Crisis
- ARTICLE: Report: The Current State of Democracy in Slovenia
- ARTICLE: The Logic Behind the Coexistence of Welfare State and Free Market: The Scandinavian Dream
- ARTICLE: Report: Liberty Seminars Slovenia 2015
- ARTICLE: Svetilnik Held Friedman Day 2015
- ARTICLE: 2015 Free Market Road Show in Ljubljana
- ARTICLE: Sanctions: Misguided Foreign Policy Tool
- ARTICLE: The (Neo)Liberalism Hunt
- ARTICLE: Liberty Seminars Slovenia 2014
- ARTICLE: For Successful Privatisation, Learn from Privatisation Failure
- ARTICLE: Waiting for Godot
- ARTICLE: Global Trade Liberalization Again on Track
- ARTICLE: The Fight Against Irrationality
- ARTICLE: Learning, Debating, Canoeing at the Liberty Seminars in Slovenia
- ARTICLE: Tax Freedom Day
- DICTIONARY: Dictionary of Economic Terminology
Svetilnik collaborated with the Austrian Economics Center to translate the English-Slovenian and Slovenian-English dictionary of economic terminology (1050 terms). The dictionary is available in eight languages (English, German, Spanish, Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian, Romanian and Bulgarian) as an application (PRO version) for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, iOS
BOOK: 4Liberty.eu Review No.03
We present you the 3rd issue of 4liberty.eu Review devoted to the shadow economy in CEE.
Since Daniel Defoe and his 1726 The Political History of the Devil, we
were made to believe that there are two things in our world that we may
easily deem certain: death and taxes. Nevertheless, humanity always has
its way of adjusting the status quo to its own will and thus, although
the existence of taxes seems indispensable to the functioning of modern
states, resourceful individuals get by by correcting the great tax
expectations themselves. And so they move into the shadows.
REPORT: Economic Freedom of the World: 2015 Annual Report
REPORT: The Human Freedom Index 2015
The Human Freedom Index
presents the state of human freedom in the world based on a broad measure that encompasses personal, civil, and economic freedom. Human freedom is a social concept that recognizes the dignity of individuals and is defined here as negative liberty or the absence of coercive constraint. Because freedom is inherently valuable and plays a role in human progress, it is worth measuring carefully. The Human Freedom Index is a resource that can help to more objectively observe relationships between freedom and other social and economic phenomena, as well as the ways in which the various dimensions of freedom interact with one another.
- BOOK: 4Liberty.eu Review No.02
We have the pleasure to present you the second print issue of 4Liberty.eu Review – a collection of articles written by experts and human rights activists from member states of the European Union and the Eastern Partnership. We believe that such an overview is the best possible way to understand how the past, the present and the future of those two projects was, is and will be shaping up.
- BOOK: 4Liberty.eu Review No.01
We have the pleasure to present you the first print issue of 4liberty.eu Review – a collection of articles written by experts and human rights activists from member states of the European Union and the Eastern Partnership. We believe that such an overview is the best possible way to understand how the past, the present and the future of those two projects was, is and will be shaping up.
- REPORT: Economic Freedom of the World: 2014 Annual Report
Slovenia ranks 105 out of 152 nations and territories included in the Economic Freedom of the World: 2014 Annual Report, which was released on October 7 by Svetilnik. In this year's report Slovenia dropped 8 places since last years and 41 places since 2010. The main problems in Slovenia remain the size of government, rigid labour market, excessive regulation, hostility toward foreign direct investment, and weak rule of the law.
BOOK: Peace, Love, & Liberty: War Is Not Inevitable
Atlas Network & Students for Liberty
War teaches people to hate. Hate our enemies. Hate our neighbors. Hate those who are different. Peace allows people to love. To change enemies into friends. To replace conflict with cooperation. To replace hatred with love and friendship.
What fosters peace? The evidence is in: liberty. What undermines liberty? The evidence for that is in, too: war. The essays in this book offer evidence and arguments for peace. The writers advance peace not merely as a moral ideal or even a desirable goal, but as an eminently practical objective. <Read the rest of the book
BOOK: Why Liberty: Your Life, Your Choices, Your Future
The book offers, as an alternative to the politics of force, a philosophy of persuasion based on individual liberty and choice. It includes contributions from student leaders such as Alexander McCobin, co-founder of the Students for Liberty, and Olumayowa Okediran, founder of African Liberty Students Organization, as well as highly visible thought leaders including TV personality John Stossel. "We are seeing an explosion among college students committed to the ideas of liberty -- there's no other word to describe it," says Dr. Tom Palmer. "And today's students are not only interested in discussing these ideas, they want to do something about it. That's why this new book so strongly represents the voices of today's student leaders, some very impressive young people who have developed their own vision for freedom, one that transcends old political divides, and who know how to get organized and to do something constructive to make their vision happen."
- BOOK: Towards a Worldwide Index of Human Freedom
Ian Vasquez of the Cato Institute and Tanja Stumberger Porcnik
of Svetilnik coauthored the first global index measuring human freedom consistent with a classical liberal approach, which has been published as a chapter in Towards a Worldwide Index of Human Freedom
, a book published by the Fraser Institute from Canada and the Liberales Institut from Germany. The Human Freedom Index is currently under revision by the coauthors. The revised version is expected to be published in Spring 2014
Svetilnik Publications in Slovene