Robert A. Lawson

Dallas Morning News: Economic Freedom is Waning in the United States

Economic%20Freedom%20c400x300.jpgDallas Morning News editorial writer Jim Mitchell has written about the research of SMU economist Robert Lawson, co-author on the new report Economic Freedom of the World: 2011 Annual Report.

Lawson is the Jerome M. Fullinwider Chair in Economic Freedom in the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at the SMU Cox School of Business.

The research shows that the average economic freedom score fell to its lowest in nearly three decades, with the United States in particular dropping from No. 6 to No. 10.
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Report: U.S. Economic Freedom Continues Fall; Global Average Declines

Levels of economic freedom have decreased around the globe, says SMU economist Robert Lawson, co-author on the new report Economic Freedom of the World: 2011 Annual Report.

The research shows that the average economic freedom score fell to its lowest in nearly three decades, with the surprising news being that the United States in particular continues dropping, going this period from No. 6 to No. 10.
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