Economic Freedom of the World Report: 2018

The Fraser Institute just published its Economic Freedom of the World 2018 Annual Report, which looks at data from 2016. The degree of economic freedom is measured using 5 broad areas:

  1. size of government (expenditures, taxes, enterprises)
  2. legal structure and property rights (which now includes the Gender Disparity Index)
  3. access to sound money
  4. freedom to trade internationally
  5. regulation of credit, business, and labor

The ten most economically free countries are:

And what are the benefits of economic freedom? 

But I’m sure we’ll continue to hear about how we need to roll back our economic freedom because reasons.