Why feminists should embrace economic freedom – MARTIN VAN STADEN
Sunday, 8 March, was International Women’s Day. A few days earlier Canada’s Fraser Institute published its Women and Progress 2020 report, which confirms that greater economic freedom – freer markets, less regulation, personal liberty, and strict State adherence to the Rule of Law – is not only necessary for prosperity for everyone, but also an important conduit for gender justice and equality. Gender equality under law is concurrent with economic freedom.
The report, subtitled “Women’s economic rights: What’s changed and why does it matter?”, looked at the advancement and decline in the economic freedom of women around the world. In general, as the world has moved toward more economic freedom, arbitrary restrictions on women’s rights have declined.
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Publish date: 13 March 2020
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