Pointing to the "trivial aggregation of de jure and de facto measures" and "a strong conceptual bias," the report pokes several holes in the Fraser Institute's Labour Market Regulations and Economic Freedom of the World indexes.
Here are some of the methodological problems flagged by the UN agency:
#1 They double count the same things:
#2 Using data from multiple sources for the same variable:
#3 Mixing and matching new components with old components leads to "wrong interpretations":
#4 Cherrypicking which components they include and not justifying their choices:
#5 De facto data is from Mars, De jure information is from Venus:
#6 "Military conscription" is one of the components the Fraser Institute takes into account in assessing labour market regulations: