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Which Came First - Democracy or Growth?

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Students will compute real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and GDP per capita for three fictional countries. The Index of Economic Freedom will be used to compare and contrast the relationship between the degree of a country's economic freedom and the total output of that country and its standard of living. From the Inside the Vault article, "Which Came First—Democracy or Growth?"

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Audience:   High School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Civics/Government, Economics
Resource Types:   Lessons
Concepts:   Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Broad Social Goals, Productivity