Tag Archives: Prosperity

Moving for Prosperity: Global Migration and Labor Markets

The World Bank has recently published the report “Moving for Prosperity: Global Migration and Labor Markets”. Global labor mobility can be a potent tool in the fight to end poverty, but better labor market policies in destination countries can ensure everyone shares the benefits of migration. The rich have many assets; the poor have only …
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The World’s Freest Economies

Hong Kong is the most economically free nation in the world, according to the “Economic Freedom of the World: 2012 Annual Report,” published by the Fraser Institute, a leading international think tank. Singapore (2nd), New Zealand (3rd), Switzerland (4th) and Austria (5th) wound out the top 5.   Spain, meanwhile, has notably improved its position on …
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The World’s Freest Economies

Hong Kong again ranked number one for economic freedom, followed by Singapore, New Zealand, Switzerland, and Australia, in Fraser Institute’s latest annual report on global economic freedom. Zimbabwe once again received the worst score among the 141 jurisdictions included in the study. The report is produced by Canada’s Fraser Institute, in cooperation with independent institutes …
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Global Prosperity Index 2010

Norway has taken full honors in the 2010 Global Prosperity Index. Norway’s neighbors Denmark and Finland trail in second and third place, respectively. Created by the Legatum Institute, the prosperity index is based on 89 variables on over 110 countries.  It claims to comprehensively rank the level of prosperity in 110 countries by taking into …
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The 2009 Legatum Prosperity Index Table Rankings

Finland is the world’s most prosperous country in financial terms and in terms of the quality of its democratic and bureaucratic institutions, according to the Legatum Prosperity Index. Finland is followed by Switzerland and Sweden in second and third place, respectively while Spain was ranked 19th. The annual ranking developed by the Legatum Institute, a …
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