Once again the Heritage Foundation released its annual Index of Economic Freedom.
And once again, America slides. Last year we were number 11. Now, we’re number 17. Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Switzerland, Australia, Estonia, Canada, UAE, Ireland, Chile, Taiwan, the UK, Georgia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, and Lithuania all placed ahead of the U.S.
We’re number one! Until we’re not. I’ve tracked this index for a long time. It’s been a while since we’ve even been in the top ten. The indispensable nation.
We’re still in the “mostly free” category. But we’re drifting closer to “moderately free” – where one starts to find the third world.