"The world's political leaders and others concerned with economic growth... would do well to give their custom to... [the] Economic Freedom of the World report, an annual publication that aims to measure economic freedoms in 123 countries."
—The Economist, June 22, 2002
"Economic freedom advances economic growth, reduces poverty and promotes other civil and political freedoms. It is also a tonic against terrorism because of the opportunities it creates. All the nations behind global terrorism lack economic freedom."
—Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman
"It's an article of faith for most economists that freedom of trade pays off in economic growth. Their faith is supported by hard numbers in... [the] Economic Freedom of the World report."
—Business Week, June 24, 2002