Lesson 2 - The Relationship Between Economic Freedom and Political Freedom
To begin the lesson, students brainstorm examples of political and economic freedom. Then they examine several quotations describing the theoretical relationship between the two kinds of freedom, and they are asked if they believe such a relationship exists. In order to answer this question, the students examine the relationship by reference to evidence from two indices: the Freedom House Freedom in the World survey and the Wall Street Journal/Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom. After a brief discussion of information from the indices, the students plot and analyze data for 30 randomly selected countries to determine whether a relationship between the two types of freedom exists.
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