Watch or listen to James Gwartney and Robert Lawson, coauthors of the Economic Freedom of the World 2008 Annual Report, and Simeon Djankov, creator of “Doing Business”, discuss their findings at a Cato Book Forum:

How Nations Prosper: Economic Freedom and Doing Business around the World

All the evidence clearly shows:

– markets reduce poverty

– markets foster democracy and human rights and…

– the other way around, even though not as strong.