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Image of the Day: More Economic Freedom = Higher Standard of Living

In last week's Liberty Update, we highlighted the Heritage Foundation's 2022 Index of Economic Freedom, which shows that Joe Biden has dragged the U.S. down to 22nd, our lowest rank ever (we placed 4th in the first Index in 1995, and climbed back up from 18th to 12th under President Trump).  As we noted, among the Index's invaluable metrics is how it demonstrates the objective correlation between more economic freedom and higher citizen standards of living, which this graphic illustrates:

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May 19, 2022 • 12:53 PM
“I Did That!” Left Begins to Blame Biden for Inflation

“I Did That!” Left Begins to Blame Biden for Inflation

And now even leftists are realizing that the emperor has no clothes on inflation and other crises.

Is Biden’s 'Success' Our Mess?

Is Biden’s 'Success' Our Mess?

In sum, what Americans see as an abject catastrophe, they cheer on as a stunning and planned success.

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What If Democrats Had Made The Economy Even Worse?

"But if inflation was always going to be a problem, then it's important to avoid policies that could make it a much worse problem."

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