Way to Go, New Zealand!

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I’ve always been hung up on freedom, but as I make my way through this Gulag book, it has become a near-obsession. I thus find this map fascinating and am glad to see the U.S. is doing not-too-poorly:

Speaking of freedom, I stumbled upon this interesting analysis by the Cato Institute. There are dozens of measurements you can examine, but here is how things work out overall (Hey, California is one of the worst; w00t!)