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Streetwise Professor

July 1, 2010

A Chip Off the Old Blog

Filed under: Economics,Politics — The Professor @ 10:18 am

My daughter, Renee, is a member of the Young Leaders Program at the Heritage Foundation for this summer.  She is working on Heritage’s Index of Economic Freedom.  She just authored her first post on Heritage’s “The Foundry” blog.  An excerpt:

Seven of the eight economies ranked most free in the Index of Economic Freedom were once British colonies or trade posts. It’s no coincidence. Political institutions developed by the British such as representative democracy and rule of law provide a vital base for economic freedom.

Yet the U.K. no longer has the distinction of being ranked in the top ten freest economies. Its economic freedom score has fallen significantly in recent years due to expensive welfare programs that have eroded economic freedom and slowed growth.

As they say, read the whole thing.  That’s an order!

Renee will be presenting a paper on the parallels between commodity regulation in the 1930s and today at the Von Mises Institute Conference in Italy in October.

Congratulations, Renee.  Keep up the good work.

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4 Comments »

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Professor. Congrats on your daughter’s accomplishments.

    Hope to see a link to her actual paper on your blog soon.

    Comment by Denis — July 1, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

  2. I disagree with almost everything in that post, but congrats to her nonetheless.

    Comment by Sublime Oblivion — July 1, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

  3. S/O–I’m paralyzed with shock. LOL. Thanks for the congrats, though.

    The ProfessorComment by The Professor — July 1, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

  4. S/O–to clarify: mock shock related to disagreement, not to the fact that you were gracious in complementing Renee.

    Denis–Thanks for your congrats too. I’ll post a link to her paper when it goes up on the conference website.

    The ProfessorComment by The Professor — July 1, 2010 @ 5:25 pm

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