Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America via Wikimedia Commons

Each year, the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom” ranks countries based on their friendliness toward free-market principles. Even as most nations maintain their economic freedom, the United States is falling behind, the index indicates.

The Daily Wire reports:

According to the conservative think tank, most global economies have remained “moderately free” since last year’s report. At the same time, the 2021 index shows that the United States recorded “its worst score and ranking ever, a result of out-of-control spending and a loss of confidence by Americans in the even-handed rule of law.”

With a score of 74.8, the United States earned the 20th slot among the 178 countries that Heritage considered. The score assigned to the United States decreased by 1.8 points from 2020, causing it to slide from 17th place. Currently, the United States trails Canada and Chile as the third highest-ranked nation in the Americas. 

“The major obstacles to greater economic freedom in the United States continue to be excessive government spending, unsustainable levels of debt, and intrusive regulation of the health care and financial sectors,” reads the United States’ profile

The United States carries relatively high rankings for categories such as business freedom, property rights, and labor freedom. However, the United States’ ranking for fiscal health significantly lags global averages. 

This is just the latest indication of Joe Biden’s America and the havoc his anti-free-market principles have put upon the economy. The average world fiscal health score is 74.2. The United States has a score of 34.9, which is a drop of 19.4 points in a single year.


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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
5 months ago

Joes taxes & regulations allow worst performance

MBTB
MBTB
5 months ago

He is doing exactly what he is told. They want to reduce the US to a 3rd world country and it is working.

Dinkus
Dinkus
5 months ago
Reply to  MBTB

The imbecile has no pride, not shame.

mik
mik
5 months ago
Reply to  MBTB

with crooked joe at the helm we won’t even be a country when him an his cohorts get done we’ll be owned by china after they they pay him off

LaserRay
LaserRay
5 months ago

The march toward third world status is on the pace that Bidum and his progressive knuckleheads have designed. What a pity we, the home of the free and the brave, are no longer free and most are no longer brave – just pathetic sheeple!

Jes
Jes
5 months ago
Reply to  LaserRay

I agree with you, what do you suggest we do?

Maria
Maria
5 months ago

Why is it that when the USA is doing remarkably well in at home and internationally, etc., under a Republican administration, people (or is it fraud) vote for a Democrat administration which always, always, always, makes laws detrimental to our country and people?

KMc
KMc
5 months ago
Reply to  Maria

It’s because the vast majority of Americans are stupid and uneducated about what truly made America the greatest country in the world. 3rd world countries don’t want to be 3rd world countries. They’re all too stupid to realize the ‘I’ syndrome is what put them there.

They have taken the on one true God out of our government and our society and He’s fed up with it. This is all foretold in the Bible. It’s going to get ALOT worse I’m afraid. Then the liberals will wake up one day and wonder how it got the way it is and it will be WAYYYY too late!

The only thing keeping the final judgment from happening is God-fearing Christians still present on the earth. We’ll be gone one day and no one wants to be here thru that.

Truth is a lot of so-called conservatives aren’t really God-fearing.