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The U.S. ranks 8th in economic freedom

22 January 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2010 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has an economic freedom score of 78.0, which makes the United States rank eighth in that category out of 179 economies. Hong Kong ranks first, with an economic freedom score of 89.7.

As reported here, in 2009 the United States had an economic freedom score of 80.7, which ranked it sixth that year.