With all the recent talk about bailouts and stimulus
packages, our fall 2009 issue of
Canadian Student Review
takes a timely look into the real, data-backed recipe for
economic prosperity. Economic health is not about increasing
consumption, or calculating marketplace interventions. It's all
about freedom - economic freedom.
This issue showcases the winning essays of our 2009 Student
Essay Contest! Students from India, Canada, and Singapore won
cash prizes for their exposés on "Economic Freedom and Global
Prosperity," covering topics such as labour laws, property
rights and credit, and poverty reduction. We've also included
details on the five areas of the Economic Freedom of the World
Index which are used to rate levels of economic freedom in 141
different countries, and a recent excerpt from a very
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We are always welcoming articles on economics and public
policy from new student authors. See our back cover and find
out how you can get published in CSR.
Courtenay Vermeulen, Editor
In this issue:
What's Good for Business is Good for the PoorBy Nikhil Joseph
A look at India's labour laws
About the Economic Freedom of the World Index
How do we measure economic freedom?
Property Rights & Credit as Keys to Growthby Michal Grzadkowski
The bare fundamentals of prosperity
Economic Freedom & Povertyby Mohamed Ilham B. Mohamed Salleh
Crucial aims for poverty reduction
Ask the Professorwith Dr. Donald J. Boudreaux
Trade restrictions hurt developing nations