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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 400 -- Economic Freedom Equals Economic Progress.

Policies Have Consequences-

The 2007 Index of Economic Freedom is out. Inside, you'll find a wealth of information, including:


Not only are economically free economies the biggest and best, they are also growing the fastest:


The rich get richer indeed.

Again, some questions, answered many times on this blog:

1. What is it about economic freedom that makes economies perform well, while repression makes other economies languish? Or is the correlation just an accident?

2. Who in America espouses economic freedom; who wants more taxes, more trade barriers, and more regulation (less economic freedom)?

3. If policy differences between and among states produce different outcomes, and policy differences between and among nations produce different outcomes, and those outcomes show a consistent pattern...

... shouldn't we emulate those policies producing the best outcomes?

Don't we have a moral obligation to grow the economy?

Isn't socialism inherently immoral?

Please, peruse the Index of Economic Freedom 2007 yourself, and, please, do your part to advance freedom, economic or otherwise.


Previous Trivia Tidbit: Big Oil Pays Too Much In Taxes.

Posted by Will Franklin · 18 January 2007 12:24 PM


But Will, what can I, one person, do to advance freedom, economic or otherwise?

Besides voting Republican?

Posted by: Hoodlumman at January 18, 2007 01:30 PM

This is your challenge, should you choose to accept it.

Posted by: Will Franklin at January 18, 2007 03:26 PM

Hoodlumman - this is not an exhaustive list, but is among the more fun things you can do.

Give copies of PJ O'Rourke's Eat The Rich to young people.

Vacation in an Eastern European country and chat with small business owners. Your information is priceless to them. They don't always know that.

Help someone with poor social skills get a job where they fit.

Remember that where you choose to spend your money is a reward to somebody. Reward good behavior in the market: good product, good service, good advertising, good courage, good anything.

Give money away. It seems to work for both your prosperity and everyone else's. Perhaps it increases the trust capital in the society.

Posted by: Assistant Village Idiot at January 18, 2007 05:24 PM

Pray for our President to use his veto powers...

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