15 March 2008

On the Rule of Law ~ Connecting the Dots

You can find this nice article summarizing recent research on the relation between the rule of law and economic performance at The Economist this week. Or you can just eyeball the graph:

And since we also know with some confidence that countries ruled by repressive regimes that do not respect civil and political liberties are great incubators for terrorists, it seems as though we might try promoting the rule of law as an instrument of foreign policy.

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Anonymous Scott Hughes said...

I doubt they can measure the "rule of law" on a one-dimensional scale.

16 March, 2008 04:42  

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