Star Parker

When the Index was published in 2010, it showed that the nation with the biggest drop in economic freedom among the world’s 20 largest economies was our country – the USA.

The drop was so large that the US was re-categorized from the top tier of “free” economies and dropped to the second tier of “mostly free.”

It turns out that the most important thing we could have been doing – staying free ourselves - we haven’t been doing.

If we’d been doing what we should have, we’d set an example for others, we’d have better judgment regarding what is wrong with them, and we’d be more prosperous and therefore stronger and more influential

If we can’t solve our own problems, how can we solve those of others? If we don’t know what freedom is here, how can we know what it is elsewhere?

It’s time to get perspective about what we can do, what we can’t do, and get our own house in order.


Star Parker

Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can do About It.