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Tolerance closely linked to freedom

2015-08-25


In a new study, Niclas Berggren and Therese Nilsson, IFN, look at the effect of changes in economic freedom on tolerance in the United States. In comparing U.S. states they find that an increase in the willingness to let atheists, homosexuals and communists speak, keep books in libraries and teach college students is, overall, positively related to preceding increases in economic freedom, more specifically in the form of more general taxes.

 

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