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As China grew freer economically, its poverty rate fell. buff.ly/1KohOxS http://t.co/OpaxOzNdNs— HumanProgress.org (@humanprogress) June 29, 2015

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Figure 1: Doing Business rankings, Russia and Italy, 2014 Source: World Bank Doing Business 2015. It is rather disturbing that it is a lot easier to register property and enforce contracts in Russia than in Italy and  far harder to pay your taxes in Italy. Once again, Italy’s saving grace is the ability to trade …

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Figure 1: Greek and Russian Doing Business sub-rankings, 2015 Source: World Bank Doing Business 2015. As long as you’re not in a construction or export business, and don’t mind waiting for your electricity, it’s better to do business in Russia than in Greece! The main difference between Russia and Greece is its membership of the …

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#Dailychart: How "New Europe" has fared on its tenth birthday econ.st/1fwOg33 http://t.co/AvkCqHmzAf— The Economist (@ECONdailycharts) May 01, 2014

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Use of the word “communal” rose sharply during the Cultural Revolution, especially from 1970 to 1976; it decreased during the 1980s. (China launched economic reforms in 1978, and they continue to this day.)   The word “autonomy” was used just one-third as frequently as “obedience” in 1970. In 2008, the ratio had flipped and “autonomy” …

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Poland was in the same position as Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet empire, but it followed better policy and is now several times richer.

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