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Economic freedom takes force off the table, creates mutually beneficial incentives

Why is economic freedom important? Is it intrinsically valuable or is it valuable because of the outcomes it produces?That was a key question when then-Fraser Institute executive director Michael Walker and Milton and Rose Friedman launched the economic freedom project in the mid-1980s. Economic freedom clearly has intrinsic value—people have the right to make their own decisions and choices no less in matters economic than in matters personal, political or social.This might even be particularly true for economic freedom since it arguably occupies more of our waking hours than other freedoms.But for economic freedom to be robust, people also have

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