New Zealand is currently the most 'free' country on earth.

Started Jan 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: New Zealand is currently the most 'free' country on earth.
In reply to lownine, Jan 22, 2013

lownine wrote:

Shunda77 wrote:

This study makes quite interesting reading, not the least because my country won!

It seems that the concept of freedom is actually fairly poorly understood by many people, it is also interesting that countries traditionally seen as an example of holding 'freedom' ideals are actually steadily sliding down the list.

Here's the link:

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/uploadedFiles/fraser-ca/Content/research-news/research/publications/ch3-an-index-of-freedom-in-the-world.pdf

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/uploadedFiles/fraser-ca/Content/research-news/research/publications/ch3-an-index-of-freedom-in-the-world.pdf

Having great wealth is not necessarily an indicator of real freedom, I'm broke and I feel free as a bird!

1 New Zealand
2 Netherlands
3 Hong Kong
4 Australia
5 Canada
6 Ireland
7 United States of America
8 Denmark
9 Japan
10 Estonia

This thread, unlike most, is illuminating. One posts claims homosexuals suffer Iran-like oppression. (Very funny. Want to own Disney World for a day? Be gay!)

Others think freedom means public drunkenness.

What's another measure of freedom? When they stretch that far to find something to offer.

Are there countries where being drunken in public is forbidden?

Maybe some fundamental Muslim countries and Singapore ...

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