William Watson: The bank will set you free?

I live in a town in which, if you want to change the colour of your front door, you have to get the colour approved by the town. So when Canada comes fifth in the entire world in terms of economic freedom, as it does in the latest issue of Economic Freedom of the World, published this week by the Fraser Institute, my reaction is “poor world!” If we’re fifth freest, it can’t be a very free planet.I do recognize that municipal renovation rules are just one aspect of freedom, however, and that our ranking of fifth is the result

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