Is the World Getting Freer?
Every year, the Fraser Institute’s Economic Freedom of the World index ranks countries’ openness to markets. But how can one measure something so seemingly abstract as freedom or liberalization?
He argues that the scientific method can work in the social sciences as well, and that the ideology of a country’s ruling party is not the best indicator of its economic freedom.
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- The latest edition of the Economic Freedom of the World index.
- Economic Freedom of the World, 2009 lecture by Robert.