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Insightful weekly commentary on news & current events from economist Antony Davies and political scientist James R. Harrigan.

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July 18, 2018

There are many people in this world who like to make the argument, "Correlation is not causation." And this oft-used expression is true. Correlation is not, in fact, causation. Just because two things tend to happen at about the same time does not necessarily mean that they have anything to do with each other at all. That said, lack of correlation does mean lack of causation. So what does that mean for economic freedom and "good" social outcomes? Join James and Antony as they unpack what economic freedom indices indicate and more on this episode of Words and Numbers.

Show Notes:

Employment rate almost full recovered from 2008 crash

TSA gets immunity

Foolishness of the week

Starbucks’ straws

Topic of the week: Economic Freedom

Equality, Liberty, and Prosperity

Fraser: Economic Freedom of the World

Fraser: Economic Freedom of North America

Heritage/WSJ: Index of Economic Freedom

Cato: Freedom in the 50 States

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