Land of the free? USA ranked 17th on the freedom scale

Say it ain't so!

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13/04/18 | StarsInsider

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The United States regularly touts the title of being the freest country in the world, but how true is that really? While the good ol' US of A is leaps and bounds ahead of tyrannical dictatorships, is it really the top dog in terms of freedom? In reality, it doesn't even crack the top 10—or top 15 for that matter! America is ranked 17th in total human freedom, with a rating of 27th in personal freedom and 11th in economic freedom. Based on the rating system from the 2017 Human Freedom Index, here are the countries that are actually more free than the US.

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