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The Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 17:10

The World Economic Forum’s Centre for Global Competitiveness and Performance through its Global Competitiveness Report and report series, aims to mirror the business operating environment and competitiveness of over 140 economies worldwide. The report series identify advantages as well as impediments to national growth thereby offering a unique benchmarking tool to the public and private sectors as well as academia and civil society.The Centre works with a network of Partner Institutes as well as leading academics worldwide to ensure the latest thinking and research on global competitiveness are incorporated into its reports.

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Pack a suitcase with Siegfried Herzog – on the way to Bangkok PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:37

Pack a suitcase with Siegfried Herzog – on the way to Bangkok

Siegfried Herzog does not start from zero in Bangkok. Before he assumes his new position as Regional Director of Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Southeast and East Asia based in Thailand, he recalls his time in India during an interview with freiheit.org. As well, he is looking forward to new challenges ahead in Bangkok. He has already learned Thai alphabets with 20 vowel signs. What do his tasks in the region concern; he is full of curiosity, because not a lot are transferrable from India. At the end of the day, there is no blueprint; there is no single format for an open society.

Mr. Herzog, after years of working for Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in India, you are not only an expert for the South Asia region, but you surely also have connections with people there. Have you missed something in India already? Or has the anticipation of the new tasks predominated? How do you prepare yourself – personally and professionally – for those tasks?

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Longer than ever: a patient's wait for health care in Canada PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 January 2012 11:11

By Bacchus Barua and Mark Rovere

The Fraser Institute's 21st annual waiting list survey finds that the total waiting time between referring to a general practitioner to a delivery of medically necessary elective treatment by a specialist has risen from 18.2 weeks in 2010 to 19 weeks in 2011. At 104 percent longer than 1993, this is the longest wait time recorded since the Fraser Institute began measuring wait times in Canada. Moreover, when compared to Australia, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, 'Canada ranks last next-to-last on almost all measures of timeliness of care.'

 
"Competition – Engine for Prosperity“ The 2011 Economic Freedom Network Asia (EFN) conference PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 21 October 2011 14:20

 

Impressions from the EFN 2011 conference themed "Competition - Engine for Prosperity". Kuala Lumpur, 10 - 13 October 2011

 

"Competition – Engine for Prosperity“ , this was the title of  this year’s Economic Freedom Network Asia (EFN) conference. The conference took place in Kuala Lumpur from 10th to 13th October 2011. The Economic Freedom Network Asia is a network of research institutes, practitioners, influential think-tanks, and individuals with an object of promoting the benefits of the market economy, civil society and individual liberty, which enhance human development and economic growth in Asia.

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Liberalism, Rule of Law and Civil Society PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 September 2014 15:17

By Nonoy Oplas, President, Minimal Government Thinkers.

It is an ebook freely available at http://fnf.org.ph/epub/

Sample of three sections.

Table of Contents
Foreword Introduction Acknowledgments
Chapter 1: Friedrich Hayek, Liberty and Rule of Law Chapter 2: Local Government and Civil Society Chapter 3: Liberalism, Conservatism and Socialism Chapter 4: Raison d' Etre of Government Chapter 5: Anarchy vs. Minarchy Chapter 6: Pork Barrel Sacndal and Liberalism Chapter 7: Conclusion Chapter 8: Afterthought: Nonoy Oplas and The Spirit of Aristotle

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