Economic freedom is key to enhancing overall well-being, taking into account other factors such as health, education, security, and political governance.

Greater economic freedom is strongly correlated with overall human development as measured by the United Nations Human Development Index, which measures life expectancy, literacy, education, and the standard of living in countries worldwide.

The prosperity that flows from economic freedom results in greater access to education, reduced illiteracy, increased access to higher-quality health care and food supplies, and longer life expectancy.

by The Wall Street Journal and
The Heritage Foundation.