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Old 10-02-2012, 09:33 AM   #126
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Originally Posted by mnchiefsguy View Post
My point stands.
I'm not sure why he didn't just give you an answer, but since he won't, I'll give you at least one take on the subject from the Heritage Foundation. It's based on the following (mainly economic and financial) criteria:

Rule of Law: Property Rights
Rule of Law: Freedom from Corruption
Limited Government: Government Spending
Limited Government: Fiscal Freedom
Regulatory Efficiency: Business Freedom
Regulatory Efficiency: Labor Freedom
Regulatory Efficiency: Monetary Freedom
Open Markets: Trade Freedom
Open Markets: Investment Freedom
Open Markets: Financial Freedom

It puts the top 5 in the "free" category:

1. Hong Kong
2. Singapore
3. Australia
4. New Zealand
5. Switzerland

And the next 23 countries in the "mostly free" category:

6. Canada
7. Chile
8. Mauritius
9. Ireland
10. United States
...

Of course, this doesn't account for freedoms like free speech, freedom of religion or freedom from unreasonable search/seizure.
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