About prosperity and freedom
We wrote about the Freedom Index below. Here's a paragraph from the Wall Street Journal article worth thinking about wherever you live -
. . .study after study shows a strong correlation between economic freedom and prosperity. Citizens of economically freer countries enjoy much higher per-capita incomes on average than those who live in less free economies. Economic freedom also has positive impacts on overall quality of life, political and social conditions, and even on protection of the environment. Perhaps of most significance in these hard times, Index data indicate that freer economies do a much better job of reducing poverty than more highly regulated economies.
As Instapundit likes to say, read the whole thing.