For over a decade, The Wall Street Journal and The Heritage Foundation, Washington’s preeminent think tank, have tracked the march of economic freedom around the world with the influential Index of Economic Freedom.
Belong to the Heritage Foudation..the ranking is defined and measured as :
What is economic freedom?
Economic freedom is the fundamental right of every human to control his or her own labor and property. In an economically free society, individuals are free to work, produce, consume, and invest in any way they please, with that freedom both protected by the state and unconstrained by the state. In economically free societies, governments allow labor, capital and goods to move freely, and refrain from coercion or constraint of liberty beyond the extent necessary to protect and maintain liberty itself.
How do you measure economic freedom?
We measure ten components of economic freedom, assigning a grade in each using a scale from 0 to 100, where 100 represents the maximum freedom. The ten component scores are then averaged to give an overall economic freedom score for each country.
Have a look to the result.. a shame for France..
Country rankings for trade, business, fiscal, monetary, financial, labor and investment freedoms.
- “2011 Index of Economic Freedom” and related posts (primapanama.blogs.com)
- NZ 4th in world for economic freedom (homepaddock.wordpress.com)
- Economic Freedom is Advancing Around the World (mjperry.blogspot.com)
- WSJ/Heritage Foundation – Index of Economic Freedom 2011 (bespacific.com)
- U.S. Slips In Index Of Economic Freedom (blogs.forbes.com)