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    Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s “Need to Know” series explores current events and recent scholarship on issues from a free-market perspective. Each memo offers a brief overview and commentary aimed at introducing AFP Foundation activists to the our perspective on the issues of the day.

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    The Fraser Institute’s latest Economic Freedom of the World Report paints an alarming picture of the loss of our economic freedom during the last decade. Since the year 2000 we have fallen from 3rd, to 7th, and then to 10th last year. Now, for the first time the United States has fallen out of the top ten – dropping all the way to 18th.

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    Is being pro-business and pro-capitalism the same? Does capitalism generate an unfair distribution of income? Was capitalism responsible for the most recent financial crisis? Dr. Jeffrey Miron at Harvard answers these questions by exposing three common myths of capitalism.

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Cost of Government Day – July 13, 2013

Cost of Government Day – July ...

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As you head off for your summer weekend, take a little time to celebrate the fact that the money you will be earning from …

6th Annual Rich State, Poor State Report

6th Annual Rich State, Poor State Report

23 May, 20130 comments

The American Legislative Exchange Council has just released its 6th annual Rich State, Poor State Report. The report offers …

Economic Freedom in the 50 States

Economic Freedom in the 50 States

27 Mar, 20133 comments

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University has released their third biennial freedom index ranking, Freedom in the 50 …

How to Lose 1 Million Jobs, French Edition

How to Lose 1 Million Jobs, French Edition

26 Mar, 20130 comments

According to a new study released on Monday by the Paris based Concorde Foundation, buttery croissants, beautiful museums, …

Now That’s One Sweet Bailout

Now That’s One Sweet Bailout

14 Mar, 20130 comments

First it was the banks, then the auto companies, and now get ready for big sugar to take their turn at the taxpayer troth. …

Total US Debt Passes $16 Trillion

Total US Debt Passes $16 Trillion

05 Sep, 20120 comments

The United States passed another unfortunate milestone yesterday with our total national debt surpassing $16 Trillion. As …

The Distinction Between Being Pro-Market and Pro-Business

The Distinction Between Being Pro-Market ...

17 Aug, 20120 comments

Is the old adage “What is good for General Motors is good for America” always true? In a new video produced …

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