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What more proof do you need?!?!

Posted: January 13, 2013 at 9:30 am   /   by

Apropos of an earlier post . . .

Look at the chart below. LOOK AT IT!

When you present the left, Democrats, statists, etc. with the data point that nations with more economic freedom are more prosperous, have better quality of life, longer life expectancies, etc., some of them deny it completely. Others are a bit more honest and accept the general concept—they acknowledge that more economic freedom is better than very little, but then suggest that with just a little less freedom, things would be better. In other words, they are saying that very little freedom is bad, a lot of freedom is better, but some point in between would be best of all.

But if that where true, then these lines would look different. There would be a peak somewhere in between the least free and the most free. But that is not what we see. We see a continually rising trendline. Seriously, what more is needed?

In fact, looking at those trendlines, any honest mathematician, statistician, or other analyst should naturally conclude that things would get even better if we got even more free.

Instead, America is going in the opposite direction.


From Insider Online:

More economic freedom—i.e., the freedom “to work, produce, consume, and invest in any way [a person] please[s], with that freedom both protected by the state and unconstrained by the state”—leads to better health, higher per capita income, more education, and greater environmental protection. And here’s the graph from the 2013 Index of Economic Freedom that shows it:

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
Christopher Cook