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The U.S. ranks 11th in working hard

18 July 2013 3 comments

According to the OECD, in 2012, the average American worker worked for 1789.9 hours, which is enough to make the United States rank eleventh out of thirty-seven countries ranked in that category. Mexico ranks first, with the average Mexican worker working 2225.7 hours in 2012.

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The U.S. ranks 24th in freedom from corruption

4 July 2013 2 comments

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2013 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has a “freedom from corruption” score of 71, which makes the United States rank twenty-fourth out of one hundred seventy-seven countries ranked in that category. New Zealand ranks first, with a score of 95.

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The U.S. ranks 16th in manufacturing compensation costs

14 June 2013 Leave a comment

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2011 the total hourly compensation costs in American manufacturing was $35.53 per hour, which makes the United States rank sixteenth out of thirty-four countries ranked in that category. Norway ranks first, with a compensation cost of $64.15 per hour.

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The U.S. ranks 7th in natural gas exports

29 April 2013 Leave a comment

According to the CIA World Factbook, in 2011 the United States exported an estimated 42,670,000,000 cubic meters of natural gas, or 3.7% of the world’s total natural gas exports. That is enough to make the United States rank seventh out of forty-nine natural gas exporting countries. Russia ranks first, exporting 200,100,000,000 cubic meters of natural gas, or 17.4% of the world’s total.Natural Gas Exports

The U.S. ranks 6th in public expenditures on health care

14 April 2013 5 comments

According to the United Nations Development Program, in 2010 public spending on health care amounted to 9.5% of GDP. This is enough to make the United States rank sixth out of one hundred eighty-eight countries ranked in that category. The Marshall Islands ranked first, with public health expenditure amounting to 15.0% of GDP.

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The U.S. ranks 10th in economic freedom

27 March 2013 7 comments

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2013 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has an economic freedom score of 76.0, which makes the United States rank tenth out of one hundred seventy-seven ranked countries. Hong Kong ranks first, with an economic freedom score of 89.3.

In 2012, the United States also ranked tenth, with a score of 76.3.

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The U.S. ranks 29th in intellectual property protection

18 March 2013 2 comments

According to the World Economic Forum, the United States has an “intellectual property protection” score of 4.97 (out of 7.00 possible points), which makes the United States rank twenty-ninth out of one hundred forty-four countries ranked in that category. Finland ranks first, with a score of 6.28.

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