Do you want the people of the world to be happy and healthy? Give them free markets:
When Patrick Henry said, “Give me liberty, or give me death,” it was a revolutionary cry for freedom from British rule. Little did he know at the time that his words were prophetic because there is a strong relationship between economic freedom and life expectancy.
Often, people with good intentions restrict economic freedom in the name of helping those in need. Whether it is restricting labor freedom, trade freedom or other economic freedoms, these restrictions ultimately harm those they intend to benefit. The most successful way to help fight poverty is to promote economic freedom.
Go read the entire post, look at the charts, and tell me again who really cares about improving the plight of the poor. Also note that the US has moved from “free” to “mostly free.” Which makes me “mostly sick.”