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Libertad y desempeño económico
[Freedom and economic performance]

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  • Mejía Cubillos, Javier

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From a broad philosophical framework, this paper addresses the relation between freedom and economic performance. It argues for the thesis that, although a liberal system does not guarantee absolute harmony, is the only "convenient" and morally valid for a modern society. The core of this argument is the acceptance of the permanent uncertainty about the great results of the world and the inability of a central entity to control them.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 37939.

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Date of creation: Jan 2012
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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:37939

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Keywords: Freedom; Economic Development; Economic Growth; Capitalism;

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  1. Mejía Cubillos, Javier, 2012. ""Agro, Ingreso Seguro" en perspectiva: Un análisis de políticas públicas
    ["Agro, Ingreso Seguro" in a public policy analysis perspective]
    ," MPRA Paper 39998, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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