2012 Index of Economic Freedom

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  • 1. 2012 Index of Economic Freedom HERITAGE.ORG/INDEX
  • 2. 2012 Index of Economic Freedom HERITAGE.ORG/INDEX U.S. Drops Again in Rankings “ Mostly Free” #10 - United States
  • 3. 2012 Index of Economic Freedom HERITAGE.ORG/INDEX Losing Economic Freedom The United States 2011 2012 Change Overall Score 77.8 76.3 -1.5 Government Spending 54.6 46.7 -7.9 Investment Freedom 75.0 70.0 -5.0 Freedom from Corruption 75.0 71.0 -4.0
  • 4. 2012 Index of Economic Freedom HERITAGE.ORG/INDEX Global Average Economic Freedom
  • 5. 2012 Index of Economic Freedom HERITAGE.ORG/INDEX Ten Economic Freedoms: World Averages Rule of Law Limited Government Regulatory Efficiency Open Markets
  • 6. 2012 Index of Economic Freedom HERITAGE.ORG/INDEX Growing Attention to Public Debt Burden Quick Facts – Greece
  • 7. 2012 Index of Economic Freedom HERITAGE.ORG/INDEX One-Year Freedom Score Change
  • 8. 2012 Index of Economic Freedom HERITAGE.ORG/INDEX Which Countries Enjoy the Most Economic Freedom?
    • 2012 Index
    • Hong Kong
    • Singapore
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Switzerland
    • Canada
    • Chile
    • Mauritius
    • Ireland
    • United States
    • 2011 Index
    • Hong Kong
    • Singapore
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • Switzerland
    • Canada
    • Ireland
    • Denmark
    • United States
    • Bahrain
    Least Free: North Korea, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Libya
  • 9. 2012 Index of Economic Freedom HERITAGE.ORG/INDEX
  • 10. 2012 Index of Economic Freedom HERITAGE.ORG/INDEX Economic Freedom is Key to Prosperity
  • 11. 2012 Index of Economic Freedom HERITAGE.ORG/INDEX Economic Freedom Enhances Standards of Living
  • 12. 2012 Index of Economic Freedom HERITAGE.ORG/INDEX Economic Freedom Promotes Growth and Reduces Poverty
  • 13. 2012 Index of Economic Freedom HERITAGE.ORG/INDEX Economic Freedom Increases Entrepreneurship and Job Opportunities
  • 14. 2012 Index of Economic Freedom HERITAGE.ORG/INDEX Economic Freedom Promotes a Clean Environment
  • 15. 2012 Index of Economic Freedom HERITAGE.ORG/INDEX The Freer Economy, The Greater Prosperity
  • 16. 2012 Index of Economic Freedom HERITAGE.ORG/INDEX