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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 06:14 PM

Let (economic) freedom ring!

Rankings done by the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation for 2019.
Measures of economic freedom
Economic freedom is based on 12 quantitative and qualitative factors, grouped into four broad categories, or pillars, of economic freedom:
1) The Rule of Law (property rights, government integrity, judicial effectiveness)
2) Government Size (government spending, tax burden, fiscal health)
3) Regulatory Efficiency (business freedom, labor freedom, monetary freedom)
4) Open Markets (trade freedom, investment freedom, financial freedom)

Countries with the top ten freest economies on earth.
1) Hong Kong
2) Singapore
3) New Zealand
4) Switzerland
5) Australia
6) Ireland
7) United Kingdom
8) Canada
9) United Arab Emirates
10) Taiwan
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jh4freedom Jan 14 OP
imwithfred Jan 14 #1
Dumper Jan 14 #2
Currentsitguy Jan 14 #5
GoldwatersSoul Jan 14 #3
Bob the Bilderberger Jan 14 #4

Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 06:19 PM

1. And I wonder which of our own people and their special interest groups

on which we could blame for that the United States is not near the top of the list.

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Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 06:22 PM

2. For me, 'economic' freedom is down the list! It appears to focus on freedoms

for businesses, not individuals.

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Response to Dumper (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:05 PM

5. To be fair, this was a list of economic, not political or personal, freedom.

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Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 06:27 PM

3. Yep...

Lots of bullshit regs in the US....we arent as free as we should be...that is for sure.

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Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 07:56 PM

4. The lesson here is

never give the Left any political power.

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