Report: United States no longer among the 10 freest economies in the world


The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal published the 20th annual Index of Economic Freedom Tuesday, a world guide based on quantitative and qualitative measurements of various ‘freedoms’ like property rights and fiscal burdens from the government. The report includes 186 countries — and of those, the United States has slid to 12th, categorized as ‘mostly free’ and “the only country to have recorded a loss of economic freedom each of the past seven years,” the index states.

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