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Economic Freedom of North America 2014

Continuing the trend of the past few years, the Canadian provinces are besting the U.S. states in terms of average level of economic freedom.

In the News: Venezuela to introduce supermarket fingerprinting

Venezuela now fingerprinting supermarket shoppers.

In the News: Neighbor sours on boy’s lemonade stand

Summertime wouldn’t be complete without a nosy neighbor trying to shut down a child’s lemonade stand.

In the News: You work this many hours a week to pay your taxes

You work one day a week solely to pay taxes.

In the News: Breath mint regulation is 17 years in the making

Worried about the nutrition facts for your favorite breath-freshening candy? The FDA is.

In the News: Schools ban bake sales

Bake sales let kids indulge a little bit while learning entrepreneurship. So what’s the big problem?

In the News: Two-thirds of Berlin’s tourist flats now illegal

Tourists may have a hard time finding a cheap place to stay.

In the News: British builder hits barriers with his private toll road

Private citizen builds toll road when government fails.

In the News: Hundreds wrongly accused of being illegal cabbies in past year

In the Big Apple, the Taxi and Limousine Commission can seize the car of anyone it suspects of driving an illegal cab.

In the News: One box of allergy pills over the line

Two boxes of a popular over-the-counter decongestant can get you arrested.