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Countries With More Debt Are More Likely to Be Unfree or Repressed

Created on January 18, 2012

Countries With More Debt Are More Likely to Be Unfree or Repressed

60 or below: “Mostly Unfree” or “Repressed”

Public Debt as a Percentage of GDP

Economic Freedom, 2002–2011

 

Sources: Terry Miller, Kim R. Holmes, and Edwin J. Feulner, 2012 Index of Economic Freedom (Washington, D.C.: The Heritage Foundation and Dow Jones & Company, Inc., 2012), at www.heritage.org/index; International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Databases, at http://www.imf.org/external/ns/cs.aspx?id=28 (November 16, 2011); and International Monetary Fund, “A Historical Public Debt Database,” at http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.cfm?sk=24332.0 (November 16, 2011).

 

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