Economic Freedom

— Aug 18, 2022
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Economic Freedom in the Literature

Economic Freedom in the Literature—What Is It Good (Bad) For? finds that according to a wide-ranging literary review, economic freedom helps produce faster economic growth, higher living standards and more happiness.

— Jul 27, 2022
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Doing Business 2.0: A Better Guide for Policy Makers

Doing Business 2.0: A Better Guide for Policy Makers argues that when the World Bank cancelled its Doing Business report last year, it created a massive information void for economists and governments seeking to spur economic growth and reduce poverty.

— Dec 16, 2021
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The Human Freedom Index 2021

This year’s Human Freedom Index finds that, even before COVID and the response from governments worldwide, global freedom was on the wane.

— Nov 16, 2021
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Economic Freedom of North America 2021

According to this year’s Economic Freedom of North America report, which measures government spending, taxation and labour market restrictions, Canadian provinces once again lag behind U.S. states.

— Sep 14, 2021
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Economic Freedom of the World: 2021 Annual Report

Economic Freedom of the World: 2021 Annual Report is the world's premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas—size of government, legal structure and property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, regulation of credit, labour and business. In this year's report, which compares 165 countries and territories, Hong Kong is again number one—although China's heavy hand will likely lower Hong Kong's ranking in future years—and Canada (14th) trails the United States (6th).

— Aug 31, 2021
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Economic Freedom Promotes Upward Income Mobility

Economic Freedom Promotes Upward Income Mobility finds that the costs of government regulation, including labour regulations such as licencing and accreditation, represent a real barrier for Canadians—especially low-income Canadians—trying to move up the income ladder.