The Index of Economic Freedom is Out, and I'm Embarrassed to be an American
There's no excuse, ever, for the United States of America--the United States of America!-to rank behind Chile and Mauritius in economic freedom. We're number 10. This is simply a disgrace. We should be at the top of that chart, and we should be leaving the runner-up in the dust, gasping for breath, every single year.
If we can't even do this one thing right--"economic freedom"--exactly why are still pretending we're the exceptional nation?
Go down that list: Notice the direct correlation between lack of economic freedom and what the economists might call "advanced basketcasehood"?
Scores, maps and book chapters from the Index of Economic Freedom.webarchive. Read it and weep.