Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The United States does not rank among the Top 10 countries in the world for economic freedom, according to the Heritage Foundation’s 2015 Index of Economic Freedom

Instead, the United States ranked only 12th - after Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, Chile, Estonia, Ireland, Mauritius, and Denmark. The Index rates economic freedom for countries on 10 quantitative and qualitative factors that are based on four pillars of freedom: rule of law, limited government, regulatory efficiency and open markets. When Obama took office in 2009, the United States ranked sixth for economic freedom. Now in 2015, the United States has fallen by six to 12th place. “The anemic post-recession recovery has been characterized by slow growth, high unemployment, a decrease in the number of Americans seeking work, and great uncertainty that has held back investment,” explains the report. “Increased tax regulatory burdens, aggravated by favoritism toward entrenched interests, have undercut America’s historically dynamic entrepreneurial growth.”


Anonymous said...

"Rule of law, limited government"

I am surprised that the US comes in as high as #12. The rest of the world must be pretty bad.

Anonymous said...

Me again.

Rule of law? Dead as hell. One only has to look at the immigration/invasion fiasco and the GM bailout, where federal bankruptcy laws were ignored and the creditors were screwed.

Limited government? Are you joking? The biggest, most intrusive outfit on the planet. Zillions of regulations, most not based on law passed by Congress, but by executive departments making up their own with the force of law.

This ranking is rigged.

Anonymous said...

Those ten countries don't have Obama as president with his executive order pen and cell phone.