In eighteenth and nineteenth century Europe, progress in ideas and ethics encouraged greater collaboration and competition, creating new opportunities for ordinary people and fostering a great enrichment that benefited all levels of society. Today a new economic liberation is underway, as the egalitarian effects of technology spread across the world, combating poverty and other social ills, and dramatically improving individual wealth and well-being—a trend vulnerable to coercive powers that could damage productivity and liberty.

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