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America's 18th-place rank for 'economic freedom' stifles prosperity

October 23, 2012
Since its founding, the United States has been considered the world’s premier nation for economic freedom. This is no longer the case. The Fraser Institute’s latest ranking shows the U.S. recently dropped to 18th in terms of economic freedom. The U.S. was among the top four countries experiencing the greatest declines since 2000. We now trail three Middle Eastern nations -- Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Qatar -- and have fallen to the mid range of countries considered “mostly free.” Read More