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Fraser Institute: What Effect Does Economic Freedom and Choice Have on World Peace? New Essay Coming Thursday, June 26

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/14 -- On Thursday, June 26, the Fraser Institute will release a new essay examining the relationship between economic freedom and civil unrest.

Economic freedom is based on the cornerstones of personal choice, trade openness, freedom to compete, security of private property and judicial independence.

The essay, Free Markets and Civil Peace, measures the ability of economic freedom to reduce or eliminate violent conflict in countries around the world.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Thursday, June 26 at 6:30 a.m. (EST).

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of think-tanks in 87 countries. Its mission is to measure, study, and communicate the impact of competitive markets and government intervention on the welfare of individuals. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit www.fraserinstitute.org.

Fred McMahon
Dr. Michael A. Walker Research Chair in Economic Freedom
Fraser Institute
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Indra de Soysa
Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
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Mark Hasiuk
Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
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