Since 1995 The Heritage Foundation, in partnership with The Wall Street Journal has tracked the march of economic freedom around the world with the influential Index of Economic Freedom. Read More.
In 2010, for the first time, the United States fell from the ranks of the economically “free” as measured by the Index of Economic Freedom, falling below the cutoff that earns countries the right to call themselves “free.” Read More.
Economic freedom is the fundamental right of every person to control his or her own labor and property. In an economically free society, individuals are free to work, produce, consume, and invest in any way they please, with that freedom both protected by the state and unconstrained by the state.
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