Do you know where the United States ranks on the global index of economic freedom? (Hint: It wouldn’t get a medal.) The answer is in the latest edition of the Economic Freedom of the World report.
Dr. Robert Lawson of Auburn University is co-author of this popular and widely cited report. It evaluates 141 nations and jurisdictions using a combination of economic factors and then creates a ranking from most- to least-economically free. (For an executive summary of the most recent report, visit Economic Freedom of the World 2009 Annual Report.)
Dr. Lawson will be the guest lecturer at a public forum in Wichita on February 25 at 6:00 pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. His presentation, “Economic Freedom and the Wealth and Health of Nations,” is sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and underwritten by The Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation.
Because meeting space at the Hyatt is limited, the lecture sponsors ask that those interested in attending please RSVP by email to RSVP@kochind.com.