Economic Freedom In America: A Supplement To the 2016 Index of Economic Freedom

The United States’ declining score in the Index of Economic Freedom is closely related to rapidly rising government spending, subsidies, and bailouts. Since early 2009: Government spending has exploded, amounting to $28,867 per household in 2015. The national debt has risen to $125,000 for ever tax-filling household in America—a total over $18 trillion. The government takeover of health care is raising prices and disrupting markets. And bailouts and new government regulations have increased uncertainty, stifling investment and job creation.

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