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Image of the Day: A Powerful Tribute to Free Market Capitalism

Economist Deirdre McCloskey will soon release her new book entitled "Bourgeois Equality:  How Ideas, Not Capital or Institutions, Enriched the World." It it, she describes the unprecedented transformation  and improvement of human wellbeing through the power of economic freedom, as illustrated by this graph:

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. As McCloskey summarizes, that's the result of the free market revolution:

. [I]n the two centuries after 1800, the trade-tested goods and services available to the average person in Sweden or Taiwan rose by a factor of 30 or 100.  Not 100 percent, understand - a mere doubling - but in its highest estimate a factor of 100, nearly 10,000 percent, and at least a factor of 30…[more]

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Thursday, January 17 2013

A former Ohio schoolteacher is suing her former employer, Mariemont School District in the Cincinnati area, because she says it discriminated against her by making her teach kids.  Maria Waltherr-Willard, 61, claims she suffers from Pedophobia, a fear of children.

According to news sources, Waltherr-Willard, who had been teaching high school since 1976, said that after the district transferred her to a middle school in 2009, the younger student body set off her phobia, causing her to suffer chest pains, vomiting, high blood pressure and ultimately forcing her into retirement. Waltherr-Willard said the phobia is covered under the American with Disabilities Act and the transfer violated the law.  

Source: thestir.cafemom.com

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