The WorldBank’s Doing Business Rankings are a useful tool for the citizens of 183 nations to judge the efficiency and effectiveness of their governments.

Looking at the list, the most striking thing is how clear it is that the nations with governments which do not interfere with business enjoy the most economic success.  Singapore, New Zealand, The United States, and Canada top the list.   All of these countries provide very good standards of living for their citizens — because the government does less meddling with business.

On the other end of the list, the nations with governments which most meddle with business are  dirt poor.

Think about this next time you vote.  Are you voting for more government interference or less?  Are you voting for prosperity for your children, or  will your vote doom them to poverty?