Human Freedom Index: 2022,” Cato Institute

“The Human Freedom Index presents the state of human freedom in the world based on a broad measure that encompasses personal, civil, and economic freedom. Human freedom is a social concept that recognizes the dignity of individuals and is defined here as negative liberty or the absence of coercive constraint. Because freedom is inherently valuable and plays a role in human progress, it is worth measuring carefully. The Human Freedom Index is a resource that can help to more objectively observe relationships between freedom and other social and economic phenomena, as well as the ways in which the various dimensions of freedom interact with one another. The report is co​published by the Cato Institute and the Fraser Institute.”


LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:

Human freedom correlates directly with productivity, well-being, and happiness. Sadly, the U.S. has plummeted in the rankings: “The United States ranks 23rd, down seven spots from last year’s report. It ranked sixth in 2000.” What is it going to take to turn this trend around?