Job Creation

Evidence across the world and within the United States demonstrates that stronger employment growth follows increases in economic freedom. Lower taxes, limited size and scope of government, and flexible labor policies encourage entrepreneurship, stimulate businesses to hire, and improve job opportunity. Workers and investors take notice, vote with their feet, and move to states with more opportunity, making freer states more prosperous.

Job Creation

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: 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: 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.

Book Review: Homer Economicus

Joshua Hall’s (ed.) “Homer Economicus” makes the unlikely connection between economics and “The Simpsons.”

Soccer goal

In the News: The World Cup traveling circus

A majority of Brazilians don’t think the World Cup is all it’s cracked up to be.

In the News: Report: Food Freedom Under Attack

Our food freedom is under attack.

In the News: The FDA’s unpalatable cheese crackdown

The FDA recently lifted a new ban on the age-old practice of using wooden planks to ripen cheese. But don’t celebrate too fast.

Paper: Reforming occupational licensing in Alabama

Paper: Reforming occupational licensing in Alabama

Colorful cupcakes

In the News: Sugar fight ain’t so sweet

Every time you use sugar—from your morning coffee to those cupcakes you’re baking—you’re paying too much.