The United States Plummets to 18th in New Economic Freedom of the World Rankings

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“Last year, the U.S. fell from 7th to 10th, and I though dropping three spots was bad. But falling by eight spots this past year is a stunning decline.  Who would have thought that Scandinavian welfare states such as Denmark and Finland would rank higher than the United States? Or that Ireland, with all its problems, would be above America?  I’ve previously highlighted the good policies in Hong Kong and Singapore. And I’ve trumpeted the good policies in Switzerland and Australia, as well as Canada, Chile, and Estonia. So kudos to the leaders in those nations.  American politicians, by contrast, deserve scorn.”

http://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/the-united-states-plummets-to-18th-in-new-economic-freedom-of-the-world-rankings/

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