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How Fantastic: U.S. Drops to 10th Place in Economic Freedom

Ahhh, economic freedom--drink it in, it always goes down smooth. Well-defined, well-enforced property rights; a stable rule of law that prevents corruption and encourages equal justice; free trade; responsible government spending; ease of doing business; well-reasoned, certainty-inducing regulation: these are the types of factors that energize a society toward productivity and prosperity, and have made the United States the world's leader in liberty and living standards for going on two centuries. Unfortunately, the sort of big-government, top-down-virtue policies that adulterate such righteous merits have been infiltrating our beautiful country at an exponential rate, and subsequently, we've already lost our foothold among the freest of nations.

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For over a decade, the Heritage Foundation, in cahoots with the WSJ, has tracked countries' progress in their Index of Economic Freedom. Surprise, surprise: in their 2012 index, the United States slipped a notch from ninth to tenth place, mainly due to inflating government spending, more corruption (a consequence of increasing bureaucracy, by the way), and less investment freedom. And it's a darn shame:


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