The countries of the world have diverged sharply in their responses to the global recession. Some are unwavering in their pursuit of economic freedom, proven over the decades to be the surest way to increase wealth and fight poverty. Others have turned away, seeking economic security through government programmes or controls.
Which path is better? The early results are in. The 2010 Index of Economic Freedom finds that countries that have held true to the principles of economic freedom are recovering more quickly, forging ahead in the global