Economical happiness

New Zealand has retained third place in a world economic freedom report carried out by Canada’s leading public policy think-tank, the Fraser Institute. The 21 report takes data from 28 and compares 141 countries by measuring the degree to which a country’s policies and institutions support economic freedom. Hong Kong took first place and Singapore second. The report notes that countries that have free and open markets also tend to have a strikingly higher quality of life. People living in countries of greater economic freedom appear to enjoy higher levels of economic well-being, greater individual freedom and longer life expectancy.


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Helen Clark Lays Out Her Reasons for Legalising It

Helen Clark Lays Out Her Reasons for Legalising It

In an opinion piece for the UK’s Guardian newspaper, former prime minister and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy Helen Clark explains why a ‘yes’ in next year’s referendum…