November 6, 2015; Canadian Underwriter

Last week, the Legatum Institute, a British think tank, released its 2015 “Prosperity Index” ranking the world’s most prosperous nations—Norway on top, followed by Switzerland, Denmark, New Zealand, and Sweden (the U.S. ranked 11th). Particularly interesting is the country ranking 6th on the list: our northern neighbor, Canada.

In the multi-issue scale used by Legatum, Canada ranked first in terms of “personal freedom” with