Country Freedom Ranking

Submitted by: Crabes 4 years ago
http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking

Where your country stand? Unless you"re in Australia, your country didn"t even make Top 5.
There are 44 comments:
Male 5
The ranking is about economic freedom and not political, please read before complaining
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Male 164
well we know this is BS when singapore is #2 - a place where you get your ass sued when you stand up as an opposition party
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Male 414
wow North Korea, this isn`t 1942. Why are you the sad emo kid in the corner, collecting insects and being so protective? The world can be nice sometimes too
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Male 221
Its all relative to what you call freedom, if Singapore is 2nd in freedom I will eat the proverbial hat
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Male 254
I`m in New Zealand so I did make the top 5...... Boo Yah!!
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Male 700
@El_Chinche don`t be a dummy, selling fake Gucci will get you arrested and there is little censorship, unlike the UK where you cant even access TPB with out a proxy anymore..
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Male 700
I feel sorry for the people that need to use the "Find my country" search box in the bottom right corner..
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Male 6,737
Republican freedom then.
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Male 1,569
Netherlands #15? Should be worse... Ah what the heck, when Geert Wilders wins the next elections we should be getting near North Korea
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Male 1,810
Canada #6 !! My jimmies remain unrustled...
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Male 2,033
Liechtenstein didn`t get ranked?

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Male 15,832
I`d have to say, that`s about right. What I don`t understand, though, is how did North Korea manage to score a 1? It must be like the I-A-B rating system where 1 is the lowest possible score.
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Female 1
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Male 768
"Where your country stand? Unless you`re in Australia, your country didn`t even make Top 5."?

WTF?? That doesn`t even make sense. I`m from NZ and I am sure there are other IAB`ers from the other 3.
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Male 1,104
now wait, may i`ll move to switzerland. but then all that cheese, and alphorns ... oh boy.
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Male 1,104
economic freedom, yeah right. great.

i`d rather live in italy than in any of the top five countries, thank you very much. or in vanuatu. or any of the following 12:

"The 12 Happiest Countries in the World

The 12 Happiest Countries In The World
12. Costa Rica
11. United States
10. Ireland
9. Australia
8. New Zealand
7. Sweden
6. Switzerland
5. Canada
4. Netherlands
3. Norway
2. Finland
1. Denmark
"

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Male 2,345
the US should not even been in the top 20
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Female 280
Economic freedom is not the same thing as personal freedom! Sure, trade may be "free" in Singapore, where women have to dress modestly in public and you get caned for spitting your gum out onto the sidewalk!
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Male 222
New Zealand? So proud.
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Male 303
So freedom to be a rich arsehole. Yay.......

No mention of actual freedom. Just the privileged of the wealthy.

Economic "freedom" isn`t a right. The only people who espouse that point are greedy rich people looking solely after there own interests.
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Male 6,227
Just so we`re all on the same page here: This is a product of The Heritage Foundation, one of the world`s most far-right conservative "think tanks" (i.e., propaganda mills).

No doubt the experts behind this ranking would move the USA to the #1 spot if only we could outlaw all unions and organized labor, abolish the minimum wage, repeal all antitrust laws, and defund the EPA, with all its burdensome laws surrounding the disposal of toxic wastes.
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Male 1,623
Freedom, as in the freedom to oppress.
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Male 17,512
No mention in this list of Personal Freedoms such as gun ownership and freedom of speech, which are very important rights.

Personally I believe America should be in the top 5, but the list does factor in the recent impact of Obama`s failed policies.
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Male 2,372
Ridiculous putting Canada 6th. :-?
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Male 1,284
Economic freedom is the real freedom
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Male 10
HK pride bitches
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Male 646
This is only an index of ECONOMIC freedom.
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Male 29
yay, we`re in the top 5! (and I`m not even australian :P)
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Male 546
Funny you should mention Austrialia, i just came across this a few hours ago. The censorship laws in Australia are bizarre and intrusive. But on the bright side you can sell those counterfeit gucci bags with out fear of prosecution you just have to put up with draconian censorship laws of your goverment.
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Male 186
Excellent criteria. Couldn`t agree more.
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Male 2,553
...And I see I missed a "?". Grammar Nazis, please ignore, it`s been spotted already.
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Male 2,553
...What. They could get info on the level of freedom in North Korea, but not in Afghanistan? Not even Lichtenstein!?!! Has Lichtenstein gone and become one big bunker, why isn`t there info on Lichtenstein! All these questions, aaaaargh!
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Male 12,365
With this definition of freedom, a brutal tyranny in which everyone must proclaim their devotion to the glorious dictator every hour on the hour or be killed could rank as the most free country in the world. It`s so wrong that it`s silly.
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Male 7,123
Not freedom in any meaningful sense.
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Male 5,094
Economic freedom does not equal freedom in totality.
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Female 685
Just admit it Crabes, you didn`t actually read this before you posted it, did you?
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Male 174
"Where your country stand? Unless you`re in Australia, your country didn`t even make Top 5."

So... #1-5 is Australia?!
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Male 140
Dude, economic freedom. Not freedom.

???
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Male 14,775
@Gerry

Still beat ya.
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Male 2,172
Economic freedom.
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Female 685
What so there are zero IABers from the other four? Or do they not count because they are smaller than Canada or the US?
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Male 3,285
"Unless you`re in Australia, your country didn`t even make Top 5."

I`ll let the submitter find out what is wrong with that sentence.
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Male 37,905

"Economic Freedom" as in fewer goverment regulations?
Not really what I think of with the word "Freedom".
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Hong Kong is not a country.
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Male 1,284
Link: Country Freedom Ranking [Rate Link] - Where your country stand? Unless you`re in Australia, your country didn`t even make Top 5.
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