When Economic Freedom of the World is released every September, it’s like an early Christmas present. This comprehensive yearly publication is a great summary of whether nations have policies that allow people economic liberty.
Let’s start with the table that gets the most attention. Here’s a look at the top nations, led (as is almost always the case) by Hong Kong and Singapore. Switzerland also deserves some recognition since it has always been in the top 5.
The United States used to be a regular member of the top-5 club, but we have fallen to 16th in the rankings.
Which is just barely ahead of the supposedly socialist countries of Finland and Denmark (which actually are very market-oriented…
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