Human Freedom: From Pericles to Measurement
By Alan Dowd, Fred McMahon
This article appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of The Independent Review

Before researchers can determine how a country ranks in comparisons of human freedom, they must choose among alternative conceptions of freedom put forth during the past two millennia of political thought. The Human Freedom Index may be the first comprehensive empirical measure based on an intellectually consistent definition of human freedom.

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