We’re number 16! We’re number 16!

That’s the title of a recent post by David Henderson at Econlog, in which he discusses America’s continuing fall in the economic freedom standings:

Four years ago, when the then latest issue of Economic Freedom of the World was published, I wrote a post titled “We’re Number 10! We’re Number 10!” The reason: according to the study, the United States had fallen to 10th in the world in economic freedom.

By the time of the 2014 report, the United States had fallen to 12th, tied with the United Kingdom.

Last week, the latest issue of Economic Freedom of the World was released and it shows that the United States has fallen further: to number 16. 

Jon Guze / Director of Legal Studies

Jon Guze is the Director of Legal Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the John Locke Foundation, Jon practiced law in Durham, North Carolina for over twent...

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