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Economic freedom is the extent to which one can pursue economic activity without interference from government. Economic freedom is built upon personal choice, voluntary exchange, the right to keep what you earn, and the security of your property rights.
The annual Economic Freedom of the World Report, published by The Fraser Institute in conjunction with members of the Economic Freedom Network, ranks countries on their level of economic freedom. This comprehensive index, constructed under the leadership of The Fraser Institute and Nobel Laureate, Milton Friedman, is the most objective and accurate measure of economic freedom published to date by any organization.
The Economic Freedom Network, is made up of public policy institutes from around the world who are dedicated to the study and advancement of economic freedom. Their web site www.freetheworld.com contains a resource archive of economic freedom resources including data sets, articles, and PowerPoint presentations.
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