Strong and Free

I do enjoy ranking above the US by most measures, even by one-hundredth of a point, but what are we to make of this? Canadians enjoy very slightly more economic freedom than Americans. We rank seventh in the world, close on the heels of Chile and the UK.

Does this mean we have reconciled capitalism and the welfare state, or that health care and all our other lefty goodies are going down the tubes?

Comments following the originating post also raised the issues of political and personal freedoms. A place like Singapore loses its lustre when you use a broader definition of freedom and include that in the equation.

(via Marginal Revolution)


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