The Case for Economic Freedom Donald Boudreaux

2013 Oslo Freedom Forum
May 15, 2013

American professor of economics Donald Boudreaux argues that a society can only be free if the markets are free. He posits that a government cannot truly control and manage the economy without in some way limiting civil freedoms and human rights. Boudreaux reasons that if people are reluctant to let a fallible human being direct the social and political realm, we should similarly be reluctant to let them control the economy. He argues that there should be no distinction between social, political, and economic freedoms--freedom must be complete.