The Heritage Organization has a great website indexing economic freedom around the globe. In the most recent update for 2013, the U.S. has fall -0.3% in “freedom” points to hold the #10 spot out of 177 nations. (The 2013 period covers the second half of 2011 and first half of 2012.) This is the lowest recorded score since the index started in 2000. Top countries are Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland. Further different types of freedom are ranked such as business, trade, monetary, investment, property and labor freedom amongst others The U.S. has high levels of government spending and low levels of fiscal and monetary freedom which decreases our index number compared to the top countries (despite Denmark holding the #9 Free Spot even with a 56% top income tax rate.) The site also provides a detailed analysis of where they obtained the data and how The Heritage Foundation measures “freedom”.