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The U.S. ranks 7th in monetary freedom

2 March 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2009 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States has a monetary freedom score of 84, which makes it rank seventh in that category. Singapore ranks first, with a monetary freedom score of 86.8.

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The U.S. ranks 36th in press freedom

26 February 2009 4 comments

According to Reporters Without Borders, in 2008 the United States was tied for thirty-eighth in terms of press freedom. The countries it was tied with are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cape Verde, South Africa, Spain, and Taiwan. Iceland, Luxembourg, and Norway were tied for first.

Compare the ranking here with this one previously posted.

The U.S. ranks 6th in economic freedom

21 January 2009 1 comment

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2009 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States ranks sixth in terms of economic freedom. The United States dropped one spot from 2008. New Zealand, which was ranked seventh in 2008, is now ranked fifth. Hong Kong ranks first, as it did in 2008.

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The U.S. ranks 16th in freedom of the press

11 January 2009 2 comments

According to Freedom House, the United States is tied for sixteenth in terms of freedom of the press. Finland and Iceland are are tied for first.

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The U.S. ranks 49th in civil liberties

10 January 2009 2 comments

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Democracy Index 2008, the United States is tied with Romania for forty-ninth in civil liberties. Several countries–Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and Norway–are tied for first.