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Image of the Day: More Economic Freedom = Higher Standard of Living

In last week's Liberty Update, we highlighted the Heritage Foundation's 2022 Index of Economic Freedom, which shows that Joe Biden has dragged the U.S. down to 22nd, our lowest rank ever (we placed 4th in the first Index in 1995, and climbed back up from 18th to 12th under President Trump).  As we noted, among the Index's invaluable metrics is how it demonstrates the objective correlation between more economic freedom and higher citizen standards of living, which this graphic illustrates:

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May 19, 2022 • 12:53 PM

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Is America Heading for a Systems Collapse?
By Victor Davis Hanson
Thursday, January 20 2022
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How many days does it take the average U.S. household to consume as much electrical power as one single bitcoin transaction?
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—Casey Harper, The Center Square
— Casey Harper, The Center Square
 
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