Guess where the United States of America ended up on the list…
Three of the most prominent global watchdogs on human freedom put this together, carefully balancing over 70 indexes of economic and personal freedom:
- The Cato Institute (USA)
- The Fraser Institute (Canada)
- Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit (Germany)
For the full report, please click on here.
We think of the USA as the “Land of the Free,” but is that true any longer?
An optimists would answer “yes.”
A pessimist would answer “not anymore!”
People sing the Lee Greenwood song with tears in their eyes, but is it still true? Are our soldiers dying, not to give us freedom, but to prop up an increasingly coercive central government?
So…. what are the statistical facts?
First of all, there is a total correlation between freedom from government coercion and prosperity:
And here is the top ten,
or, the most free nations on earth: