Wednesday 20 January 2010

Economic Freedom

Fellow blogger Gerard O'Neill from Turbulence Ahead is getting interested in rankings as well, it seems. He has just posted a blog about the 2010 Index of Economic Freedom, which has recently been published by the Heritage Foundation.

It almost seems unnecessary to say it at this stage, but just in case there are still some unionists out there who haven't yet got the message - Ireland (i.e. the south) comes in at 5th place worldwide, and is one of only seven countries that are ranked as 'free'. The UK slips in at 11th place, and is in the category 'mostly free'.

So, to state the obvious - if unionists and others are concerned about their freedom, specially the "10 specific freedoms such as trade freedom, business freedom, investment freedom, and property rights" that the Index measures - reunification is the logical way forward.


Anonymous said...

Or kick out The Labour party.

Anonymous said...

Actually, The UK has moved up the rankings since the Tories were last in power.

hoboroad said...