Economic Freedom

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Canadians right to worry about ‘big government’ agenda

When governments limit economic freedom, citizens find it harder to buy and sell what they want.


5:00AM
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Central planning from the inside—an interview with a Soviet-era economist

When more resources are controlled by politicians and the bureaucracy, there's more favouritism and discrimination.


4:30AM
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Economic freedom can help improve allocation of human capital for men and women
The gender wage gap is largely explained by differences in the educational and employment choices of men and women.

2:30AM
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‘New Socialist Man’ was a selfish corrupt cheat

With no carrots in the form of market incentives, socialist leaders deployed a terrifying array of sticks.


9:42AM
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Singapore is not China—and some U.S. politicians should study the difference

The average Singaporean earns about 30 per cent more than the average American.


9:30AM
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Measuring human freedom—Hong Kong plummets to 46th worldwide

Those who live in the freest jurisdictions in the world earn more than three times as much as those in the least-free.


11:17AM
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James Gwartney helped make the world more free and prosperous

The Economic Freedom of the World index has grown to cover several dozen indicators in 165 countries.


10:48AM
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Sweden’s much more ‘free market’ than you think

The country deregulated markets in the 1990s, privatized state-owned companies, cut spending and reduced taxes.


11:35AM
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Nazi-Soviet pact sealed the fate of several countries

The new allies agreed to carve up Europe, splitting Poland down the middle.


1:34PM
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If provinces and states are too big (or too small) it’s a problem

Ontario is roughly three times larger than both B.C. and Alberta.


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