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Volume 22  Number 2  •  Fall 2017
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Freedom of Movement—the Sine Qua Non of Economic Prosperity and Progress
By Robert Higgs
This article appeared in the Fall 2017 issue of The Independent Review

Freedom of movement—of people, no less than of goods or capital—tends to speed up economic progress and to prevent economic decline. Given its importance, more economists should speak out against the immorality of government coercion that would curtail this essential freedom.

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