2002 September 15 Sunday
The UN Human Development Report 2002 and freedom

You can download the full 292 page PDF of the UN Human Development Report 2002 here. It is worthy of a discussion.

When I saw that only 82 out of the 140 democracies in the world were rated as truly free I began to wonder which 82 countries made the grade and what the criteria were for making the grade. I had a sneaking suspicion that there were not really 82 countries that fully respected the rights of their citizens. So lets go thru the data and see if the UN is holding too low a bar for what constitutes a free society.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2002 September 15 07:28 PM  UN, International Institutions


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