Freedom Measurably Lessened

Did you catch the news yesterday that for the first time in history, the US has dropped out of the list of "economically free" nations?
For the first time since we began measuring economic freedom, the United States fell out of the top tier of free economies into a lower “mostly free” tier, now ranked with countries like Belgium, Botswana and Sweden. The United States came in dead last among the 20 major economies of the world.
Most humiliating? Canada is now more economically free than we are. You can't let your condescending neighbor get the better of you! Explore the data here.