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The U.S. ranks 3rd in labor freedom

10 April 2010 3 comments

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2010 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States had a labor freedom score of 94.8, which make them rank third in that category. Singapore ranked first with a labor freedom score of 98.9.

Entry prepared by Katie Mibaum.

The U.S. ranks 1st in grape imports

9 April 2010 Leave a comment

According to FAOStat, in 2007 the United States imported 380,657 grapes, or 14.5% of the worlds total. That makes the United States rank first in that category.

Entry prepared by Katie Mibaum.

The U.S. ranks 3rd in orange exports

8 April 2010 Leave a comment

According to FAOStat, the United States exported 341,914 tonnes of oranges in 2007. This was 6.5% of the world’s total orange exports and was enough for the United States to rank third in that category. Spain ranks first, exporting  1,414,220 tonnes of oranges or 26.8% of the total world exports.

Entry prepared by Katie Mibaum.

The U.S. ranks 8th in expenditure on education

27 February 2010 Leave a comment

According to the OECD 10.0% of the government expenditure in the United States is spent on education, which makes the United States rank eighth out of twenty-eight ranked nations in that category. Mexico ranks first with 15.1%.

Entry by Katie Mibaum.

The U.S. ranks 4th in money spent per student on secondary education

26 February 2010 1 comment

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the United States spends $10,821 per student on secondary education, which makes the United States rank fourth in that category. Luxembourg ranks first, at $18,144.

Entry by Katie Mibaum