People who live in freer societies earn more money, live longer lives and enjoy higher levels of happiness.
human freedom index
In the vast South Asia region, only Bhutan escaped growing repression since 2019.
The Modi government has significantly diminished the level of personal freedom in the country.
The index spotlights fundamental rights such as freedom of speech, religion, association and assembly.
There’s no need to wait for EU membership to increase the level of freedom in these countries.
Appeasing Beijing can come with financial and reputational costs.