Economic Freedom: Best and Worst Countries, US Timeline History

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News Story Source:, by Mike Mish Shedlock
The Economic Freedom report is copublished by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute in Canada and more than 70 think tanks around the world.

An interactive map hows a changing timeline from 1975 to today.

The 21st edition of Economic Freedom of the World and this year's publication ranks 159 countries and territories for 2015, the most recent year for which data are available.

Economic Freedom Components


Size of Government

Legal System and Property Rights

Sound Money

Freedom to Trade Internationally


Point number 3 considers inflation, money growth, and freedom to own foreign currencies. about access to sound money. It's important that "individuals have access to sound money: who provides it makes little difference."

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