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Open markets, but maybe not open minds


In the New York Times Professor Tyler Cowen writes about research by Niclas Berggren and Therese Nilsson, IFN, in which they have studied tolerance. "One of their most striking findings is that societies characterized by greater economic freedom and greater wealth do indeed exhibit greater tolerance toward gay people, a tendency suggesting that gay rights, including gay marriage, will spread globally as national economies liberalize and develop."


Further reading

Blogpost by Professor Cowen about Berggren and Nilsson's research; Marginal Revolution.

Study published in Kyklos:  ”Does Economic Freedom Foster Tolerance”

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