Patrick Tyrrell is a research coordinator in The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis.

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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 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 13, 2018, 4:09 PM EDT
Google plans to launch a pre-censored search engine app in China, tailored to fit China’s strict censorship laws, according to a report in The Intercept.
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.
April 13, 2018, 3:09 PM EDT
When Americans think of U.S. exports, many think of cars, technology, or agricultural products. Most, though, never pay a second thought to U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas.
April 10, 2018, 4:28 PM EDT
Since 1995, The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom has tracked the progress of economic freedom around the world and measured the tangible impact of expanding economic liberty.
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.
April 18, 2017, 11:55 AM EDT
Americans should take the official numbers with a grain of salt.
April 6, 2017, 4:03 PM EDT
Expanding government is the problem, not the solution.
September 12, 2016, 8:38 AM EDT
Is the government creating private-sector jobs?
August 26, 2016, 8:47 AM EDT
Companies are giving wide swaths of their workforces raises without the government dictating it.
June 29, 2016, 11:22 AM EDT
Why are so many spending so much?
April 5, 2016, 4:08 PM EDT
According to proponents of gun control, more guns in America equals more murders and a more lawless society. Every time there is a mass killing involving guns, liberal politicians rush to call for more restrictions on guns.
March 16, 2016, 3:42 PM EDT
Economics is one field of study that, for the most part, has not been driven off the railroad tracks by politically correct leftists steering college coursework toward progressive ends. The wasted time spent breeding resentment toward America and teaching students how to feel offended has yet to seep into most economics curricula.
March 8, 2016, 10:13 AM EST
The 2015 Small Business Credit Survey Report on Employer Firms, released March 3 by seven Federal Reserve Banks, contains disturbing news.
February 17, 2016, 5:22 PM EST
According to data published by the IRS and the U.S. Census Bureau, 44.2 percent of U.S. residents paid no federal income tax in 2013 (the most recent year for which data is available).
February 10, 2016, 4:59 PM EST
An analysis of mass shootings in the United States since the year 2002 shows that gun wielding mass killers are more likely to strike where the Second Amendment right to bear arms has been supplanted by “gun-free zone” ordinances; be they federal, local, or specified by the owner of the property.