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America’s Rating as a Free Country Continues to Plummet
http://thelibertypaper.org ^ | January 28, 2013

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 haven’t 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 Kong’s 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. America’s 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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: america; countrylist; economicfreedom; economicfreedomlist; freecountries; rating

1 posted on 01/28/2013 4:56:02 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

More proof that nobama’s diabolical plan is right on target. He’s smiling, I’m sure. Hopefully the smile will be short lived.


2 posted on 01/28/2013 5:00:10 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: lowbridge
It was Hong Kong.

I didn't know Hong Kong was a country. Shucks. I always thought it was China (After the Brits vacated). Huh.

3 posted on 01/28/2013 5:05:34 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: lowbridge

It’s not free anymore.
http://www.raptureforums.com/forum/end-times-politics/72376-army-training-exercise-happening-houstons-south-side.html


4 posted on 01/28/2013 6:00:56 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: batterycommander

More:
Video of black helicopters (Loach)
http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8971311


5 posted on 01/28/2013 6:04:44 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: lowbridge

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.


6 posted on 01/28/2013 8:43:00 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Cyber Liberty

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.


7 posted on 01/28/2013 9:00:39 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: lowbridge

Think ratings are low now?

Wait four years!


8 posted on 01/28/2013 9:23:00 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: lowbridge

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.


9 posted on 01/29/2013 8:46:52 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - "Popeye" Descartes)
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