18 January 2007

Cuba Almost Wins Misery Index

The Heritage foundation just came out with its 2007 Index of Economic Freedom.

The index measures and ranks 161 countries across 10 specific freedoms, things like tax rates and property rights.

The socialist paradise created by Fidel ranked 160.

Only North Korea had less economic freedom than Cuba, but Fidel only started destroying Cuba 48 years ago and he had a thriving economy.
For those who like to compare dictators:
Chile, now benefiting from the economic model instituted by Pinochet, lead Latin America in the ranks, coming in at number 11.

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