You Want to Make America Great Again? Start by Making America Free Again

You Want to Make America Great Again? Start by Making America Free Again By John W. Whitehead “If the freedom of speech be taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”—George Washington Living in a representative republic means that each person has the right to take a stand for what they think is right, whether that means marching outside the halls of government, wearing clothing with provocative statements, or simply holding up a sign. That’s what the First Amendment is supposed to be about. Yet through…

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Which Countries Have the Best Record in Protecting Property Rights?

Which Countries Have the Best Record in Protecting Property Rights? By Daniel J. Mitchell My favorite annual publication is the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World, which measures the amount of economic liberty that exists in 159 nations. The rankings are based on five equally weighted categories, though I’ve always viewed “Legal System and Property Rights” as being the most important because even low taxes and light regulation won’t produce much growth if investors and entrepreneurs have no faith in the rule of law or the quality of governance. This is why the annual International…

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