Anthony B. Kim researches international economic issues at The Heritage Foundation, with a strong focus on economic freedom. Kim is the research manager of the Index of Economic Freedom, the flagship product of the Heritage Foundation in partnership with The Wall Street Journal.

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July 1, 2019, 8:50 AM EDT
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-V.T.) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
June 24, 2019, 3:20 PM EDT
United Kingdom flag (left) (Screenshot) and European Union flag (right) (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Pollsters had heart palpitations in June 2016 as the people of Great Britain voted to leave the European Union.
May 14, 2019, 4:23 PM EDT
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January 30, 2019, 2:38 PM EST
Many on the left have for years cheered Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro and his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, as heroes of “21st-century socialism.”
January 25, 2019, 10:08 AM EST
The U.S. economy is roaring like no other time in recent memory. The job market is hot, unemployment is down to record lows, and small business optimism is soaring.
October 26, 2018, 10:00 AM EDT
What are the costs of adopting socialism? It’s a good question, and one not asked frequently enough.
September 14, 2018, 4:18 PM EDT
Small business optimism, as measured by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, hit an all-time high in August, shattering a 35-year-old record.
August 23, 2018, 10:48 AM EDT
America is becoming a major liquefied natural gas exporter. According to the latest statistics, the U.S. liquefied natural gas exports quadrupled from 0.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day in 2016 to 1.94 billion in 2017.
August 22, 2018, 4:24 PM EDT
America enjoys levels of wealth and prosperity never before experienced in world history. For that, we can thank capitalism.
August 21, 2018, 10:23 AM EDT
A new metastudy by Serbian think tank Libek confirms that countries wishing to increase their economic growth—and reap the many rewards that come from doing so—need to focus on advancing the economic freedom of their people.
August 10, 2018, 4:22 PM EDT
Sen. Bernie Sanders and congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are popularizing the philosophy of democratic socialism, especially among younger age groups.
August 9, 2018, 9:21 AM EDT
Pakistan has received 12 bailouts from the International Monetary Fund since the late 1980s as a result of debt blowouts and balance-of-payment imbalances
August 2, 2018, 4:29 PM EDT
Economic freedom enables the sharing economy, and in a groundbreaking new multinational study, the Swedish think tank Timbro finds a strong relationship between free markets and the sharing economy.
May 29, 2018, 4:00 PM EDT
Egypt’s economy is rebounding after years of economic stress and political turmoil.
May 16, 2018, 2:34 PM EDT
The Transparency International, the Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 ranks 180 countries and territories for their perceived levels of public-sector corruption through the eyes of experts and business people in those countries.
February 19, 2018, 9:04 AM EST
The Heritage Foundation’s 2018 Index of Economic Freedom—an annual global study that compares countries’ entrepreneurial environments—was released earlier this month.
September 20, 2017, 4:21 PM EDT
America’s corporate tax code is like a heavy anchor holding a fast-moving ship at bay.
June 16, 2017, 10:04 AM EDT
It’s natural to think that economic freedom and peace should go together.
February 15, 2017, 2:24 PM EST
For the ninth time since 2008, America has lost ground.
March 10, 2016, 5:08 PM EST
Justin Trudeau, Canada’s new prime minister, is currently visiting Washington to deepen ties with President Barack Obama and make headway on an ambitious left-leaning agenda on a wider range of issues.  From an economics perspective, the summit is basically like Trudeaunomics-meets-Obamanomics, which can double the risk of undermining Canada’s economic freedom and dynamism.