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Economic Freedom in Your Area

United StatesYour country and state’s economic freedom can impact how much you earn and how easy it is to find a job, but what about the economic freedom in your local area? In a recently published study for the Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy, Dean Stansel, professor of economics at Florida Gulf Coast University, shows that greater economic freedom in metropolitan areas corresponds to higher incomes and lower unemployment in these localities.

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