I know this is old news, but…
So, the latest rankings of countries by economic freedom have come out, and it looks like the US has dropped a bit. Based on 2009 data, the US has gone from sixth place to tenth.
That’s bad news, of course, but look at the other top scorers: Hong Kong, Singapore…Mauritius?! These places are tiny! In fact, the population of the US is about twice a large as the population of the top nine countries’ combined!
Is it easier to administrate an economically free zone if it’s minute, and if so, why?