America: Land of the “Mostly Free”

Every year the Fraser Institute and the Heritage Foundation publish their global freedom indices. These studies hope to shed some statistical light on the state of the world in terms of economic freedom. Gathering data from over 150 countries, they use rigorous data analysis to rank each country from most- to least-free.

As one would suspect, America typically performs fairly well when compared to the rest of the world. While still outperforming the majority of nations, America is showcasing a downward trend—contrary to what most Americans would hope. Continue reading “America: Land of the “Mostly Free””

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