NZ third top in human freedom index

Cato has published their 2016 Human Freedom Index. The top 10 are:

  1. Hong Kong
  2. Switzerland
  3. New Zealand
  4. Ireland
  5. Denmark
  6. Canada
  7. UK
  8. Australia
  9. Finland
  10. Netherlands

NZ is up one place from 2014. We are ranked 22nd for personal freedom and 3rd for economic freedom.

Our group scores (out of 10) are”

  1. Movement 10.00
  2. Relationship 10.00
  3. Security and safety 9.86
  4. Sound money 9.45
  5. Expression and information 9.33
  6. Association 8.75
  7. Legal system & property rights 8.73
  8. Freedom to trade 8.65
  9. Regulation 8.51
  10. Rule of law 7.9
  11. Religion 7.50
  12. Size of Government 6.39

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