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In the News: Stand Up (for Economic Freedom), Live Longer
A recent article on Bloomberg argues that decreasing your sitting time to only three hours a day and TV viewing to less than two hours a day may extend your life by up to 1.4 years! But Greg George in his article for The Daily Reporter isn’t satisfied with a mere 1.4 years. He’s more interested in 10 – 20 years. How’s that going to happen? It’s possible with economic freedom.
Based on data from the Economic Freedom of the World 2011 Report, , life expectancy is approximately 20 years longer in countries with the greatest economic freedom than it is with countries deemed the least economically free. Life expectancy is 79.4 years in the top quartile compared to 60.7 years in the bottom quartile (Exhibit 1.13).
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