Freedom drives prosperity, economist tells fleet execs

Published June, 14 2012
Speaking to attendees of the inaugural Great West Fleet Executive Conference in Vegas on Wednesday, noted economist Dr. Barry Asmus gave an enthusiastic endorsement of American exceptionalism and the importance of maintaining freedom and limited government to our country's future. With less than 5 percent of the world's population, the United States produces 30 percent of the world's wealth, he said.  Forty of the 50 greatest universities in the world are in the U.S and 84 percent of the world's important inventions came from the U.S.  "How could so few create so much?" he asked. Asmus pointed to the strong correlation between freedom and prosperity. As senior economist ...
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