By Lawrence J. McQuillan | Monday September 14, 2015 at 5:00 AM PST | Comments Off on U.S. Has Less Economic Freedom than Chile, Jordan, or Taiwan
Today the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, Canada, released the 2015 Economic Freedom of the World Report (pdf) and it’s bad news for the United States, where economic freedom is falling. The U.S. ranks only 16th in economic freedom trailing Chile, Jordan, and Taiwan. The EFW Report measures the level of economic freedom in 157...
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Tags: economic freedom, Economic Freedom of the World, economic growth, economic prosperity, Fed, free enterprise, Free Market, individual liberty, James Gwartney, Joshua Hall, Liberty, Prosperity, Robert Lawson, United States
By Art Carden | Monday August 2, 2010 at 6:20 AM PST | 1 Comment
Robert A. Lawson and I just published our paper “Human Rights and Economic Liberalization” in Business and Politics. The paper can be downloaded here. Here’s the abstract: Using several case studies and data from the Economic Freedom of the World annual report and from the CIRI Human Rights Data Project, we estimate the effect...
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Tags: Business, CIRI, Civil Liberties, Economic Freedom of the World, Economics, Free Market, human rights, Naomi Klein, Personal Liberty, Poverty, Robert Higgs, Torture, Trade
By Art Carden | Friday December 4, 2009 at 9:25 AM PST | 0 Comments
Carden, Art and Robert A. Lawson. 2009. Human Rights and Economic Liberalization, under review at Business and Politics. This paper has made the rounds at a handful of conferences and is finally available. Thanks to everyone who has offered comments and suggestions. The abstract: Using several case studies and data from the Economic Freedom...
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