The Corner

Economic Freedom Hit Parade

Jonah, if the United States can barely scrape the bottom of the Top Ten in economic freedom in 2009, it’s not hard to figure out where this number’s headed for next year’s survey. I note that eight of the Top Ten countries are current or former realms of the British Crown: Genuine economic liberty derives from a relatively narrow cultural tradition. The cronyism that is the most consistent feature of Obama-era Big Government suggest we’re destined for the Latin-American part of the rankings.  

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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