by Daniel Jennings, OffTheGridNews
The United States has fallen from 17th to 20th on a list of the world’s freest countries, according to a new in-depth survey by a group of respected think tanks.
Disturbingly, America now has less freedom than such nations as Canada, Chile, Malta, Germany, the United Kingdom and Sweden, researchers Ian Vasquez and Tanja Porčnik concluded in their report, dubbed the Human Freedom Index.
The two looked at 76 indicators in 12 broad categories that ranged from the rule of law to freedom of religion to size of government to property rights.
“The Human Freedom Index presents a broad measure of personal, civil, and economic freedom around the world,” Vasquez wrote.
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