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Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
202-285-0244
www.freedomandprosperity.org

Since Making Government Bigger
Will Not Work, New Video Shows
Policies That Actually Do Boost Growth

(Washington, DC, February 17th, 2009) The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation today released a new mini-documentary discussing the economic policies that lead to economic growth. Entitled "Free Markets and Small Government Promote Prosperity," the video shows policy makers solutions that actually work, unlike the so-called stimulus bill that increased the burden of government spending. Citing key lessons from the Fraser Institute's Economic Freedom of the World index, the video's narrator, Daniel Mitchell of the Cato Institute, explains that the world's most prosperous countries share key features: free markets and smaller government.

YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCaUA5l_bYc

Other Links to the video:

                                         Google | Yahoo | Capitol Hub

"President Bush dramatically increased the size of government and started us down a dangerous road toward less freedom, and now President Obama has grabbed the baton and is racing in the same direction" said Andrew Quinlan the president of CF&P Foundation. "Increasing the size of government is not a recipe for prosperity. We need policies that encourage individual and economic freedom" added Quinlan. 

The video discusses the basic components of the Fraser Institute's Economic Freedom of the World index and reveals that the United States has been falling in the rankings. The bad news is that the video warns that America's score will continue to decline because of recent moves to increase the burden of government. The good news is that the video also outlines the steps that will increase growth.

Executive Summary for Free Markets and Small Government Promote Prosperity:

Now that the so-called stimulus has been enacted, hopefully policy makers will turn their attention to policies that actually improve economic performance. This Center for Freedom and Prosperity video reviews the key finding in the Fraser Institute's Economic Freedom of the World and explains that, contrary to the policies of Presidents Bush and Obama, smaller government and free markets are the way to boost economic growth.
 

Other Popular CF&P Foundation Video:

Obama's So-Called Stimulus: Good For Government, Bad For the Economy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mKE16Exh9k

Keynesian Economics Is Wrong: Bigger Gov't Is Not Stimulus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoxDyC7y7PM
 

The following is the link to other CF&P Foundation videos including Tax Competition Primer, Global Flat Tax Revolution, Cutting the U.S. Corporate Income Tax., a three part series on the Benefits of Tax Havens and a another three-part series on the Laffer Curve.
Link: http://www.freedomandprosperity.org/videos/videos.shtml
 

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Web Links Free Markets and Small Government Promote Prosperity:

For additional comments:

Andrew Quinlan can be reached at 202-285-0244, andy@freedomandprosperity.org
Dan Mitchell can be reached at 202-218-4615, dmitchell@cato.org

 

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