This just in via email from The Heritage Foundation <firstname.lastname@example.org>. I recommend reading the entire article on their web site. -jdn-
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Heritage’s annual Index of Economic Freedom. The index tracks the impact of free-market policies (or the lack thereof) on societies and economies. “America’s economic freedom has seen a dramatic boost—from 18th place in the world to 12th place in the span of just one year,” writes Anthony Kim, research manager and editor of the Index of Economic Freedom. “America’s score ticked up by more than a full point from last year, reaching the highest level in eight years.” Browse this year’s findings.