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Land of the free?

Anonymous
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Every year the Legatum Institute puts out a list of the best places to live using their prosperity index.
This year the United States was number 12 on that list.
What I found most surprising was that the US ranks 14th in Personal Freedoms. For a country that boasts about being the best and being free you sure aren't cutting it.

Top 5 in Personal Freedoms
1. Canada
2. New Zealand
3. Australia
4. Ireland
5. Sweden

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 28, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 28, 2013 at 9:20 PM
Bump
TishHughes
by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 9:21 PM
Thanks.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 28, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Anyone who believes they are truly FREE living in this country are completely blind.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 28, 2013 at 9:22 PM

It's true, America isn't the only (or the best) free nation in the world. No wonder the rest of them think we are arrogant. 

Dzyre1115
by Desiree` on Apr. 28, 2013 at 9:23 PM

 There is no such place that offers total freedom, you have to find the place that works for you.  The United States works for me.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 28, 2013 at 9:27 PM
Yep, as an outsider I can definitely attest to that.

Quoting Anonymous:

It's true, America isn't the only (or the best) free nation in the world. No wonder the rest of them think we are arrogant. 

Val99
by Ruby Member on Apr. 28, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Most politicians in the US are too busy fighting each other to worry about personal freedoms.

I agree with this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTjMqda19wk

Quoting Anonymous:

Every year the Legatum Institute puts out a list of the best places to live using their prosperity index.
This year the United States was number 12 on that list.
What I found most surprising was that the US ranks 14th in Personal Freedoms. For a country that boasts about being the best and being free you sure aren't cutting it.

Top 5 in Personal Freedoms
1. Canada
2. New Zealand
3. Australia
4. Ireland
5. Sweden


smushy79
by Gold Member on Apr. 28, 2013 at 9:28 PM
Not surprised
Josie_P
by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 9:29 PM

I'm not surprised. Go New Zealand! That's my home country. I live in Russia now and I can imagine they scored probably even lower than the US so...yeah I guess I shouldn't talk shit LOL!

Fjamrkr
by on Apr. 28, 2013 at 9:29 PM
A few months ago I read that New Zealand was #1.
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