If you asked most people what makes for a great fictional character who can appeal to millions across cultures and generations, I don't think "rational" would top many lists. As personality traits go, "rational" sounds a little… dry. Yet Sherlock Holmes has captured many an imagination over the years. And so has that lovable half-Vulcan first officer of the Enterprise, Mr. Spock, given name unpronounceable, brought to life by the much-lamented Leonard Nimoy who died yesterday, one month shy of his 84th birthday.
Ana and her friend Kate are sitting in a coffee house. Ana appears distraught, her mocha latte barely touched, a single bite taken out of her dark chocolate biscotti. Kate has finished one espresso, and is quickly working her way through a second tiny cup, no milk or sugar to mask the bitter taste. The look on her face is a mixture of concern and annoyance.
Ana: Well, sure he’s domineering, but...
In the years since the financial crisis of 2008, the free market has taken a beating in the marketplace of ideas. Yet the simple fact remains that the more economic freedom a government leaves in the hands of its people, the better off those people are. In this Economic Note, my colleague Yanick Labrie and I provide a brief overview of economic freedom around the globe, and then look at some of the numbers that demonstrate the strong, positive effects of economic freedom.
Who Writes This
Bradley Doucet is a Montreal writer and the English Editor of Le Québécois Libre.
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