China's military budget is three-and-a-half times larger than Russia’s.
human freedom index
Venezuela is now the poster country for economic disaster.
The Human Freedom Index tracks the evolution of freedom globally.
This essay provides a literature review and details the philosophical underpinnings of the Human Freedom Index.
Existing attempts to measure economic freedom have long been imperfect blurring various definitions of freedom, using subjective rather than objective measures, and either failing to account for economic freedom or focusing exclusively on it. That helps explain the rationale behind the Fraser Institutes new book, Towards a Worldwide Index of Human Freedom.