January 21, 2010

IN THEIR NEXT LIVES EVERY NATION WANTS TO BE AN ANGLOSPHERIC ISLAND:

Hong Kong remains world's freest economy: report (AFP, Jan 20, 2010)

Hong Kong, a former British colony which was returned to China in 1997, edged out rival Singapore to claim top spot for the sixteenth consecutive year in the 2010 Index of Economic Freedom.

Australia and New Zealand grabbed third and fourth spot respectively.

The report is compiled by The Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington-based think tank, and The Wall Street Journal.

Ireland, Switzerland, Canada, the United States, Denmark and Chile rounded out the top ten list, which is based on criteria including economic openness, trade, the efficiency of domestic regulators, and the rule of law.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 21, 2010 6:31 AM
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