IREF - Institute for Research in Economic and Fiscal issues
Fiscal competition and economic freedom
In which country would you live best? In France, amid interventionist politicians and cocooned by a Big Government? Not at all… The last OECD data about the well-being in the member States has ranked 34 countries. France is ranked… 18th. Australia is first, followed by Sweden and Canada. It is very interesting to point out that in the Top 10 can be found countries that reformed their Big Government in the last 20 years.
Moreover, all countries (as Australia, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom…) that are supposed to be hurt by free market are much better ranked than France. Oddly enough, this ranking has not been reported by French media…