Monday, February 25, 2008

Index of Economic Freedom

The Heritage Foundation and Wall St Journal have released their annaul Index of Economic Freedom for 2008, with the US finishing 5th behind Hong Kong, Singapore, Ireland, and Australia.

With an overall score of 80, the low scores for the US were: size of government, 59.8(Ouch!) fiscal freedom 68, and freedom from curruption 73.

Bottom 10 are the usual suspect dictatorships: North Korea, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Libya, Burma, Turkmenistan, Iran, Belarus, Bangladesh, and Venezuela.

New Zealand, Canada, Chile, Switzerland and the UK round out the top 10.

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