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    economic freedom

    How do you define it?
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: economic freedom

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    How do you define it?
    Wikipedia thinks this is what it is: "Economic freedom or economic liberty or right to economic liberty denotes the ability of members of a society to undertake economic direction and actions. "


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    Re: economic freedom

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Wikipedia thinks this is what it is: "Economic freedom or economic liberty or right to economic liberty denotes the ability of members of a society to undertake economic direction and actions."
    I like this a lot better than the options in the poll. Without the economic ability to participate in our culture or market, you don't really have the right to do so.
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    Re: economic freedom

    It's the right to supersize, of course.
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    Re: economic freedom

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    How do you define it?
    A vague term that is used as a buzzword and should probably be retired in favor of my specific, generally agreed upon terms.
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    Re: economic freedom

    Just look up 'economic' and 'freedom' in a dictionary...combine the two and that is how I define it.

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    Re: economic freedom

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I like this a lot better than the options in the poll. Without the economic ability to participate in our culture or market, you don't really have the right to do so.
    You always have the right. In that situation you just don't have the means.

    I have the right to buy a Rolls Royce. The fact that I don't have the money doesn't mean I don't possess the right.

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    Re: economic freedom

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Just look up 'economic' and 'freedom' in a dictionary...combine the two and that is how I define it.
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    Re: economic freedom

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    You always have the right. In that situation you just don't have the means.

    I have the right to buy a Rolls Royce. The fact that I don't have the money doesn't mean I don't possess the right.
    If you think of freedom as the ability to buy a specific product, then of course you'll miss the point. If someone is too poor to undertake any moves to alter their position in life because they must devote all their meager resources towards mere survival does not really have the right to do so. Stripping someone of the means to exercise a right is a time-honored method of stripping someone of that right. A right on paper is meaningless. And I'm talking about the right to participate in the economy. Desperately trying to survive is not participation.
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    Re: economic freedom

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    If you think of freedom as the ability to buy a specific product, then of course you'll miss the point. If someone is too poor to undertake any moves to alter their position in life because they must devote all their meager resources towards mere survival does not really have the right to do so. Stripping someone of the means to exercise a right is a time-honored method of stripping someone of that right. A right on paper is meaningless. And I'm talking about the right to participate in the economy. Desperately trying to survive is not participation.
    Who is prohibited by another from participating in the economy in this country?

    If you are poor, you haven't lost a right.

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