Why are some countries rich and others poor?
The answer to that question is complex – and hotly debated. But economist Alex Tabarrok outlines several key ingredients to consistent economic growth -productivity, incentives, institutions – and explains how they are combined with factors such as a country’s history, ideas, culture, geography, and even a little luck.
Father Sirico argues that a free economy actually promotes charity, selflessness, and kindness, and why free-market capitalism is not only the best way to ensure individual success and national prosperity but is also the surest route to a moral and socially-just society.
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