Overheard on the Web, and other Web links From The Herald's Research Editor
Thursday, January 06, 2005
It's our freedom
Index of Economic Freedom, 2005: This is a new report from Heritage Foundation and Wall St. Journal, available for sale or online or by download. Among the top countries, the U.S. is no longer in top ten. In the lower countries, not quite in the bottom ten: Cuba. From the report's description:
Looking for the "land of the free"? Try Estonia.
OR IRELAND. OR CHILE. OR DENMARK. OR EVEN ICELAND. These countries now offer more economic freedom than the United States.
Long a symbol of economic prosperity and might, America for the first time ever no longer ranks among the top 10 "free" nations of the world, according to the 2005 Index of Economic Freedom.
Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the
Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the
News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to