While "exceptional" America is anything but, according to this index, there are some countries worth paying more attention to:
- Venezuela, in hyperinflation, and ruled by a de facto dictator, is at the bottom of the list in position 159 with a score of 2.92 out of 10.
- South America and Africa are primarily basket cases.
- Hong Kong and Singapore beat the US by nearly one point.
- China is 112 with a score of 6.40 out of 10.
And finally, many people think China is on the way to world domination. I disagree, and economic freedom is a key reason.