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The U.S. ranks 120th in government size score

3 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Heritage Foundation’s 2009 Index of Economic Freedom, the United States had a government size score of 59.6, which made it rank one hundred and twentieth in that category. Myanmar ranked first, with a score of 98.5. For the Heritage Foundation, “government size” refers to government spending as a percent of GDP. The higher the score, the lower the government spending.