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1 Economic Liberty and Property Rights in the U.S. & Ukraine Mises.org Mises.org.ua RomanSkaskiw.com

2 Who owns your body?

3 About Economic Liberty All rights Property Rights Self-ownership Taking by force or threat of force is stealing Non-aggression principle

4 Why Economic Liberty Matters? Strongest correlation with prosperity. Econ. Liberty RatingGDP per Capita CountryHeritage Found. 2011 IMF 2010 Slovakia37$15800 Hungary51 12868 Romania63 7390 Poland68 11273 Moldova120 1503 Russia143 8676 Ukraine164 3002

5 Why Economic Liberty Matters? Econ. Liberty RatingGDP per Capita CountryHeritage Found. 2011 IMF 2010 Estonia14$14238 Lithuania24 11141 Georgia29 (most improved list) 2559 Armenia36(most improved list) 2676 Latvia56 11616 Kazakhstan78 6870 Kyrgystan83 816 Azerbaijan92 4899 Moldova120 1503 Tajikistan128 732 Russia143 8676 Belarus155 5607 Uzbekistan163 1335 Ukraine164 3002 Turkmenistan169 3904

6 Private vs. Public

7 Public Education

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9 Fighting Poverty Source: University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

10 Private vs. Public From the utilitarian to the ethical argument

11 Similarities Governments too big, powerful, centralized, invasive. Fiat money. Both the dollar and hryvnia will collapse. Conversation dominated by identity politics. Many people want government to fix everything, act like parents. Attempt to create a benevolent tyranny.

12 Difference #1 Taxation vs. Bribery/corruption

13 Difference #2 U.S. Opposition: Less Government. Less Taxes. Local Authority. Ukrainian Opposition: Democracy. True Ukraine. More Western.

14 Difference #3 Tradition of Small Government & Individual Liberty in the U.S.

15 Difference #3 Ukraine's ethos?

16 Difference #3 Ukraine's ethos?

17 Difference #4 Power Decentralized in the U.S. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

18 The Free Life 1) Study the Austrian School of Economics. mises.org.ua 2) Describe crimes as violations of property rights. 3) Turn your back on government. 4) Find a pocket of liberty and do something great.

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