For four consecutive years since 2010, Canada has been ranked more economically free than the United States.
As of 2013, Canada was ranked as the 6th most economically free country in the world, with a freedom index of 79.4, with the U.S. ranking in 10th place, with a freedom index of 76.0.
Embarrassingly for the U.S., “socialist” Denmark and “third world” Chile outranked it.
I thought that the U.S. might have slipped off the Top 10 list in 2013, thanks to the upholding of Obamacare, but the big drop in Ireland’s freedom let the U.S. stay there another year. With 11th place finisher, Ireland, just 0.3 points below the U.S., and its increasing government regulation, it would be difficult for it to supplant the U.S., unless the increasing government intrusion into the private sector has fully seen its effects in the U.S. economy.
On two occasions now, I have appeared as a guest on Radio Liberty with Dr. Stan Monteith, making the case for Canada’s relatively freer economy being due to its increasing adherence to the founding principles of American government, and its increasing deviation away from the founding principles of Canadian government.
In mid-January 2014, we will see their latest rankings.
In the meantime, there are still “alternative” voices making unsupported claims, like Canada being more “socialist” than the United States, as guest Brad Thor did on “America’s most listened-to late night talk show”, Coast to Coast AM, which I have documented is a gatekeeping operation.