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In the News: Why We Should Care About America’s Fading Economic Freedom

Man at Water Cooler Listening About the U.S.'s Fall in Economic Freedom

The word at the water cooler is that the U.S. has fallen to 18th in economic freedom. So what’s the big deal? Professor Antony Davies of Duquesne University explains in U.S. News & World Report that economic freedom benefits just about everyone.

“The conclusion is simple: Economic freedom yields beneficial results. …  data bears out what Americans know intuitively: The United States is less free than it once was, and our lives are the worse for it. The way to improve our lives as citizens is to return to our birthright as citizens: liberty.”

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