The Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute, and more than 70 think tanks around the world have published the latest edition of Economic Freedom of the World. It's by James Gwartney, Robert Lawson, and Joshua Hall, with the assistance of Ryan Murphy, and contributions from Rosemarie Fike, Richard J. Grant, Fred McMahon, Indra de Soysa, Krishna Chaitanya Vadlamannati. They publish an update every year. The authors and researchers look at five categories to judge the degree of economic freedom in 159 countries and territories. The latest data are from 2015. Check this link from the Fraser Institute to see the top 10 countries. Canada and the United States are tied for number 11 at a score of 7.94 out of
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