This chart shows Index of Economic Freedom around the world. The Index of Economic Freedom is a series of 10 economic measurements created by the Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal.
What is Index of Economic Freedom?
Economic freedom is the fundamental right of every human to control his or her own labor and property. In an economically free society, individuals are free to work, produce, consume, and invest in any way they please, with that freedom both protected by the state and unconstrained by the state. In economically free societies, governments allow labor, capital and goods to move freely, and refrain from coercion or constraint of liberty beyond the extent necessary to protect and maintain liberty itself.
How is the Index of Economic Freedom calculated?
We measure ten components of economic freedom, assigning a grade in each using a scale from 0 to 100, where 100 represents the maximum freedom. The ten component scores are then averaged to give an overall economic freedom score for each country. The ten components of economic freedom are:
Terry Miller, Kim R. Holmes, Anthony B. Kim 2009, The 2009 Index of Economic Freedom, 2009, The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal, Washington, DC and New York, NY, viewed 8th December, 2009, <http://www.heritage.org/Index/Default.aspx>.
ChartsBin statistics collector team 2009, Index of Economic Freedom, ChartsBin.com, viewed 19th February, 2018, <http://chartsbin.com/view/4vd>.