The Institute of Economic Affairs invites you to attend an IEA Book Launch:
2009 Index of Economic Freedom - Published by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal
By Terry Miller and Kim R Holmes
Tuesday 10th February 2009
6.30pm – 8.00pm
Speech by Ambassador Miller 6.30pm - 6.50pm
Q&A 6.50pm - 7.10pm
Drinks reception 7.10pm - 8.00pm
2 Lord North Street, Westminster, SW1
(door on Great Peter Street)
Should the recent world economic crisis spell the end for free-market capitalism, as many claim? The 2009 Index of Economic Freedom offers strong evidence to the contrary. Economic freedom continues to provide the surest path to prosperity.
This 15th anniversary edition of the Index finds economic freedom still on the march, with top performers in every region of the world.
There are compelling stories told here: tales of political courage and conviction and the struggles by countries to liberate themselves from the shackles of socialism. Those that have joined the ranks of the economically free have reaped enormous rewards. By contrast, countries that have relinquished economic freedom lag in every indicator of human well-being.
Terry Miller is the Director of the Center for International Trade and Economics (CITE) at The Heritage Foundation. Prior to joining Heritage in October 2007, Ambassador Miller had a distinguished career as a diplomat and public servant. In 2006, President George W Bush appointed him as an ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. Before that, he served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Global Issues.
He has served in Italy, France, Barbados and New Zealand, including as head of the US observer mission to UNESCO. He also headed the US delegation to the UN Conference on Trade and Development in 2004 and was the lead negotiator for the Monterrey Consensus on Financing for Development.
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