Economic Freedom

— Nov 29, 2016
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The Human Freedom Index, 2016

Human Freedom Index, 2016 finds Canada is the sixth freest country in the world, while the United States continues to decline dropping from 20th to 23rd this year. The index ranks 159 countries and jurisdictions based on 79 indicators of personal, civil and economic freedoms and is a joint project with the Cato Institute in the U.S. and the Liberales Institut of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Germany.

— Sep 15, 2016
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Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report

The Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report is the world’s premier measurement of economic freedom, ranking countries based on five areas: size of government, legal structure and security of property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally, and regulation of credit, labour and business. This year’s report compares 159 countries and territories. In this year’s ranking, which is based on 2014 data, Hong Kong is again number one, Canada is tied for fifth, and the United States ranked 16th for the second year in a row.

— Aug 9, 2016
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Changes in Economic Freedom in Venezuela, Ireland, and the United States

Changes in Economic Freedom in Venezuela, Ireland, and the United States is a compilation of three essays highlighting what happens to a country when economic freedom levels increase or decline. As an example, one essay finds that eroding economic freedom has spurred the tragedy unfolding in Venezuela.

— Dec 15, 2015
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The Economic Freedom of North America 2015 report uses data from 2013 (the most recent year available) to rank jurisdictions based on their levels of economic freedom (measured in size of government, taxation, regulation, rule of law, etc.). It spotlights the 50 U.S. states, 32 Mexican states and 10 Canadian provinces.

— Dec 4, 2015
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Economic Freedom of the Arab World 2015 Annual Report

United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain are the top three most economically-free nations in the Arab world, according to Economic Freedom of the Arab World: 2015 Annual Report, co-published by the Fraser Institute, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty, and International Research Foundation. This report compares and ranks 21 Arab nations in five areas of economic freedom: size of government, including expenditures, taxes and enterprises; commercial and economic law and security of property rights; access to sound money; freedom to trade internationally; and regulation of credit, labour and business.

— Sep 14, 2015
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The Economic Freedom of the World 2015 report uses data from 2013 (the most recent year available) to rank jurisdictions based on their levels of economic freedom (measured in size of government, taxation, regulation, rule of law, etc.).

— Aug 18, 2015
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Human Freedom Index

Human Freedom Index: A Global Measurement of Personal, Civil, and Economic Freedom compares the level of human freedom in 152 countries using 76 indicators in areas that include freedom of speech, religion, individual economic choice, and women’s freedoms. It finds that Canada ranks sixth in the world while the United States ranks 20th.