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Libertad y desempeño económico
[Freedom and economic performance]


  • Mejía Cubillos, Javier


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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  • Mejía Cubillos, Javier, 2012. "Libertad y desempeño económico
    [Freedom and economic performance]
    ," MPRA Paper 37939, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:37939

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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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    Freedom; Economic Development; Economic Growth; Capitalism;

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    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • B00 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - General - - - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • P50 - Economic Systems - - Comparative Economic Systems - - - General
    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • P00 - Economic Systems - - General - - - General
    • O20 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - General
    • B53 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Austrian

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