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

Started Jan 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
DrugaRunda Senior Member • Posts: 2,741
Re: New Zealand is currently the most 'free' country on earth.

The good point is that they reveal what went into the index and you can make your own mind up.

However it reveals how suspect some of the "judgements" are, for example for homosexuals the US is at the same "freedom" level as the Netherlands.

Well for what it's worth - you can only laugh about that one. I would view it closer to Iran, even though you have states in the US which are trying to be  "progressive" on that front.

Many other evaluations are also questionable, especially the one in Ireland with partially banned abortion - that single act which affects the whole society should place them way down the list comparing to other "developed" nations, as it is a serious infringement on the personal freedom in comparison to the rest.

Any list like that will be hard to make, but at least they remained opened with the data used behind.

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