Is Capitalism Good for the Poor?

SPECIAL NOTE!!!  For the first box on Markets, you should search under Business and Trade Freedom.  Remember, Markets are about openness and regulation.

Here are 3 websites that will help you complete your research:

Remember that whenever you are completing research, the information that you are utilizing will express bias.  The three websites found below are privately funded organizations and conduct research that further their organizations interests (Associational Autonomy).  Your instructors have included the organizations missions with their web addresses.

Fraser Institute:  Free the World

The Fraser Institute measures and studies the impact of competitive markets and government interventions on individuals and society. Our peer-reviewed research is distributed around the world and has contributed to increased understanding of how economic policy affects people.  The Institute is an independent non-profit research and educational organization. We do not accept government grants or contracts for research. We depend on contributions from thousands of individuals, organizations, and foundations.

Heritage Foundation & The Wall Street Journal:  2011 Index of Economic Freedom

Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution—a think tank—whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

We believe the principles and ideas of the American Founding are worth conserving and renewing. As policy entrepreneurs, we believe the most effective solutions are consistent with those ideas and principles. Our vision is to build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish.

Transparency International:  Corruption Perceptions Index

Transparency International, the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption, brings people together in a powerful worldwide coalition to end the devastating impact of corruption on men, women and children around the world.
TI’s mission is to create change towards a world free of corruption.

Transparency International challenges the inevitability of corruption, and offers hope to its victims. Since its founding in 1993, TI has played a lead role in improving the lives of millions around the world by building momentum for the anti-corruption movement. TI raises awareness and diminishes apathy and tolerance of corruption, and devises and implements practical actions to address it.

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