2020

Economic Freedom as a Driver of Trust and Tolerance

Reprint No. 2020:65

Author(s): Niclas Berggren and Therese NilssonYear: 2020 Title: Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report Chapter: 3Editor(s): James Gwartney, Robert Lawson, Joshua Hall and Ryan MurphyPublisher: Fraser InstituteCity: Vancouver Pages: 187–211
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Economic Freedom as a Driver of Trust and Tolerance Niclas Berggren and Therese Nilsson


This Chapter examines how the market economy affects cultural traits, in particular trust, tolerance, and antisemitism. The results indicate economic freedom generates social trust and tolerance. The relationship to antisemitism is complex. Gains in one area of economic freedom, the legal system, reduce it while gains in another, trade openness, increase it.


Reference:
Berggren, Niclas and Therese Nilsson (2020), "Economic Freedom as a Driver of Trust and Tolerance". Chapter 3, pp. 187–211 in James Gwartney, Robert Lawson, Joshua Hall and Ryan Murphy, eds., Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report. Vancouver: Fraser Institute.

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