Back in the summer of 1984 my family toured the country in a 21’ Winnebago Brave. Yes, we were. Today, the idea of driving through some of the same cities is absurd. Maybe my dad felt the same way then too, if so, he didn’t show it. But since our epic trip the U.S. has fallen from #2 to #12 in the Economic Freedom of the World: 2014 Annual Report released yesterday.
The top ranking countries are Hong Kong (maybe not for long), Singapore, New Zealand, Switzerland, Mauritius, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Australia, Jordan, and tied for 10th Chile and Finland.
Sort of makes you want to live on an island and get away from it all.