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Property Rights of the World

Presentation of the International Property Rights Index 2008

Secure property rights are essential for the functioning of market economies and thus for the creation of prosperity. This applies to the developed industrial countries as well as for the developing countries, where there is disregard of individual property rights meaning many people are unable to escape poverty.  


The "International Property Rights Index assesses and compares the state of property ownership in 115 countries. This comparative study helps us discuss why some economies in the global competition are more successful than others.  


Produced in cooperation with:  


Property Rights Alliance, Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the representation of the state of Lower Saxony to the Federation  



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Mary Wollestonecraft (1792)

"Liberty is the mother of virtue."

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