From the delightfully named “Capitalism & Freedom” in Slovenia – (Oh yea, you find Slovenia on the Map, smartass):
FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE: THE ABSENCE OF FREEDOM OF THE PRESS
There’s a solid agreement among economists that free and independent media contribute a lot to economic freedom and free political climate and that there is a correlation between economic freedom and freedom of the press. The evidence confirms this hypothesis very clearly. Countries that sustain high score on freedom of the press (link) also have significantly high score on economic freedom (link).
“Sweden had a monopoly on radio and television and the two state television channels were considered the dullest in the world outside the Eastern bloc.”
Good read with an economic slant and I like anything that makes fun of the Swedes;).