” World economic freedom has reached record levels, according to the 2014 Index of Economic Freedom, released Tuesday by the Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. But after seven straight years of decline, the U.S. has dropped out of the top 10 most economically free countries.
For 20 years, the index has measured a nation’s commitment to free enterprise on a scale of 0 to 100 by evaluating 10 categories, including fiscal soundness, government size and property rights. These commitments have powerful effects: Countries achieving higher levels of economic freedom consistently and measurably outperform others in economic growth, long-term prosperity and social progress. Botswana, for example, has made gains through low tax rates and political stability.”
Heck of a job Barack . Now the “Land Of Liberty” needs to take lessons in freedom from Mauritius ? More on this story at the WSJ and you can view the rankings with methodology and percentages of change year over year at Heritage.org
The “One” promised change and that’s what we’ve got . No one ever said the change would be good .