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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 10th in economic freedom

23 January 2012 5 comments

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2012 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has an economic freedom score of 76.3, which makes the United States rank tenth out of one hundred seventy-nine ranked countries. Hong Kong ranks first, with an economic freedom score of 89.9.

In 2011, the United States ranked ninth, with a score of 77.8.

The U.S. ranks 38th in trade freedom

4 May 2011 Leave a comment

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2011 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has a “trade freedom” score of 86.4, which makes the United States tied for thirty-eighth in Namibia in that category. Several economies–Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Switzerland–tied for first, with a score of 90.0.

The U.S. ranks 9th in economic freedom

18 January 2011 Leave a comment

According to the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom, 2011, the United States has an economic freedom score of 77.8, which makes the United States rank ninth out of one hundred seventy-nine ranked economies. Hong Kong ranks first, with an economic freedom score of 89.7.

The U.S. ranks 13th in business freedom

21 February 2010 1 comment

According to the 2010 edition of the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has a “business freedom” score of 91.3, which makes the United States rank thirteenth out of 179 ranked countries. New Zealand ranks first, with a score of 99.9.

The U.S. ranks 18th in freedom from corruption

24 January 2010 1 comment

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2010 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has a “freedom from corruption” score of 73, which makes the United States tied for eighteenth in that category with Belgium and Japan. Denmark, New Zealand, and Sweden are tied for first, with a score of 93.

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.