This article originally appeared on Fox News on February 5, 2019.
In his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, President Trump talked about the strong economic and jobs growth in the U.S. under his administration. While this success story gets far less attention than it deserves, it has benefitted all Americans.
For the past 25 years, the Heritage Foundation has published its Index of Economic Freedom, ranking 180 countries on the extent to which they recognize the “fundamental right” of every person to control his or her own labor and property.
The 2019 edition recently came out and the United States moved up a dramatic six places – from the 18th to the 12th freest nation in the world. It was the best showing for the U.S. since 2011.
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