Lawrence J. McQuillan
| Monday September 14, 2015 at 5:00 AM PST
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
| Saturday December 4, 2010 at 10:14 AM PST
In my Econ 100 class, we discussed Milton Friedman and monetarism on Thursday. Some of my students mentioned Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine, and I emailed everyone links to Robert Lawson’s and my paper “Human Rights and Economic Liberalization” and my review essay on Klein’s book. After I distributed the published version of my...
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