Posts Tagged ‘Regulation’

Economic Freedom in Decline


Tuesday September 20th, 2011   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 6:38am PDT   •   0 Comments

The O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom has just released the new, updated Economic Freedom of the World Index. Over the years, this study has consistently found that the nations that score higher on the index tend to be richer and grow faster, and their citizens face less poverty, live longer, get more…
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Housing Regulation, Taxation and Population Growth


Wednesday December 29th, 2010   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 10:57am PST   •   0 Comments

In a great post over at Economix, Ed Glaeser makes the point that the absence of disastrous housing regulation explains why states like Arizona and Texas have the highest growth rates in population. “The future shape of America is being driven not by quality of life or economic success but by the obscure rules…
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Anatomy of the Current Recession


Tuesday August 24th, 2010   •   Posted by Robert Higgs at 4:22pm PDT   •   0 Comments

Not everyone has the stomach for perusing the national income and product accounts, but one who does can learn a great deal about what ails the present economy and about its prospects for returning to a healthier condition. (I draw the data I discuss here from Table B-2, Real Gross Domestic Product, 1960-2009, in…
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