Skip to comments.America’s Rating as a Free Country Continues to Plummet
Posted on 01/28/2013 4:55:53 PM PST by lowbridge
Freedom can be defined in many ways. However, one of the greatest indicators of freedom and liberty is economic freedom. True free-market capitalism is the basis of individual liberty. However, America is no longer a top 5 contender, and we havent been for a years. Actually, America is barely even in the top 10. The 2012 Index of Economic Freedom study reports that America continues to fail. Who took first place in economic freedom in 2012?
The answer may surprise you. It was Hong Kong. Hong Kongs score was an 89.9%, which was a 0.2% increase from 2011. Following Hong Kong in order: Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Canada, Chile, Mauritius, Ireland, and finally America at number 10. Americas economic freedom score was a 76.3%, which is down 1.5% from 2011. In fact, America is no longer even rated as a Free nation, which is a title granted only to countries with a score above 80%, but a Mostly Free nation. Right behind America rated at number 11 is Denmark. Denmark places the highest total tax pressure on its citizens in the world.
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More proof that nobama’s diabolical plan is right on target. He’s smiling, I’m sure. Hopefully the smile will be short lived.
I didn't know Hong Kong was a country. Shucks. I always thought it was China (After the Brits vacated). Huh.
Video of black helicopters (Loach)
In short, US is only twice as free as Venezuela and Iran, or +50% as free as Syria, Russia and Vietman.
Way to go!
To make things worse, US is not even in a top ten wealthiest nations based on average household value and income anymore.
AFAIK, China kept HK lifestyles and economy the way it was. They thought it is not too smart to kill a golden egg chicken for a piece of poultry.
Think ratings are low now?
Wait four years!
Just because the Librarian of Congess can issue a edict forbidding you to unlock your phone does not mean that you are not free to do anything you are permitted to do.