Cato Institute has just released it's 15th annual economic freedom of the world study.The primary highlight: United States is #10. The top ten:
Now, Singapore and UK are social more restrictive than the U.S. so obviously this index includes tradeoffs. But I would like to point out the following: the greater the economic freedom, the better off the people of the country, especially the very poor. Second, economic freedom leads social/political freedom.