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21 June 2022

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Paul Emery


George

Concerning the Economic Freedom index you lionk to:

How come so many of the countries that rank higher than us have governments that you consider to be Communist-Marxist especially since virtually all of the countries ahead of us have national health care. Here are the 24 countries that rank ahead of us.

Rank Country Overall Score Rank Country Overall Score Rank Country Overall Score
RANKING THE WORLD BY ECONOMIC FREEDOM

Rank Country Overall Score Rank Country Overall Score Rank Country Overall Score
RANKING THE WORLD BY ECONOMIC FREEDOM
1 Singapore 84.4
2 Switzerland 84.2
3 Ireland 82.0
4 New Zealand 80.6
5 Luxembourg 80.6
6 Taiwan 80.1
7 Estonia 80.0
8 Netherlands 79.5
9 Finland 78.3
10 Denmark 78.0
11 Sweden 77.9
12 Australia 77.7
13 Iceland 77.0
14 Norway 76.9
15 Canada 76.6
16 Germany 76.1
17 Lithuania 75.8
18 Latvia 74.8
19 Korea, South 74.6
20 Chile 74.4
21 Czech Republic 74.4
22 Austria 73.8
23 Cyprus 72.9
24 United Kingdom 72.7
25 United States 72.1

The Estonian Fox

The Rankers gave the U.S. a 0 (zero) for fiscal health. Which pairs us with Venezuela, that Sisyphean stand-in for socialist systems in the Western Hemisphere. Cuba scored 11.4 for fiscal health.

Boy, Joe sure must be proud.

George Rebane

PaulE 835p - you may have missed the above figure.

Paul Emery


Where did you access that number George? It's not part of the chart you provided. Can you provide a link?

George Rebane

PaulE 846am - Don't know what number you're asking about. The link to the above chart is provided.

Paul Emery


That chart ranks economic freedom but there is no reference to the "0" for fiscal health Fox references to. It shows us with a ranking of 24 and an overall score of 72.1. Were did the 0 come from?

Bill Tozer

Punch Emerytoad: Perhaps you should direct your question to The Estonian Fox @ 6:18 am.

“The Rankers gave the U.S. a 0 (zero) for fiscal health.” Fiscal health is important, but not economic freedom, IMHO.

Paul Emery

Bill

Economic Freedom was the chart George provided.

Bill Tozer

Paul.

One more time. Dr. Rebane did not bring up ‘fiscal health’. The Esteemed and Illustrious Estonian Fox did…..unless you think that the revered Estonian Fox is George Rebane’s sock puppet name. Projecting much?

Witness my failure, aka, bootless errand · fool's errand · lost cause · merry chase · red herring · snipe hunt · vain attempt · wasted effort · wasted labor · waste of time:

The Rankers gave the U.S. a 0 (zero) for fiscal health. Which pairs us with Venezuela, that Sisyphean stand-in for socialist systems in the Western Hemisphere. Cuba scored 11.4 for fiscal health.

Boy, Joe sure must be proud.

Posted by: The Estonian Fox | 22 June 2022 at 06:28 AM

Ah, never mind. Never had one, never will Paul.

Gregory

My expectation is the zero point zero for the financial health of the USA in the referenced chart is an obvious error.

Don Bessee

No way to spin this one oh great ponytail of ignorance -

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2022/06/22/fed-chair-jerome-powell-shoots-down-biden-administrations-putins-price-hikes-inflation-spin/

;-)

Bill Tozer

Don @ 11:31 am

You were right. Our profession entertainer is a 11%er.

Just 11 percent of Americans say inflation is the fault of Vladimir Putin, according to a recent poll.

The Estonian Fox

To answer Mr. Emery- you actually have to read the guts of the report. Each country has 2 pages of data, the 2nd page contains 12 different points it is judged on to arrive at a final score. One of those 12 is "Fiscal Health". See page 428 for the data for the U.S.

It was actually my cat who found these little tidbits tucked away in the 490 pages of the report. She's a real pain at times. Not too bright either. Though she can locate data when humans cannot.

Don Bessee

Just when creepy grampa joe thought it could not get worse it does! LOL

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2022/06/22/nolte-biden-losing-dems-black-voters-as-job-approval-rating-crashes-to-32/

;-)

The Estonian Fox

WW Peppers closes it doors.
Perusing your food & drink category from 06May 2011, some things never change: but see end of comments.

06 May 2011
On the Road to Denver (updated 8may2011)
George Rebane
We are on our way to visit our month-old great-granddaughter Lucy Pearl in Denver. On the outward bound we chose ‘The Loneliest Road’, better known as US50, out of Reno....
Tonight we are in Grand Junction, Colorado and just back from dinner. Jo Ann picked WW Peppers from the AAA book, and did we luck out. The place is 35 years old and an icon of good eating in the greater Grand Junction area....
I complimented her for the food and service, and invited her to consider our neck of the woods if she and her husband ever decided to move operations to California. She in turn thanked me for the invitation, but said that they would have to decline because “California has some (business, regulatory, and tax) issues” that would be pretty hard to overcome (this in 2011). Can’t say I didn’t try, but the word is definitely out.

May 20, 2021.
A go-to Grand Junction restaurant has closed after 37 years in business.
WW Peppers, 753 Horizon Court, closed its doors for the final time this past Friday.
The southwestern-style restaurant had its final day of operation on May 14. WW Peppers’ owners Debbie and Hal Wederath have spent 45 years in the restaurant business.

George Rebane

Efox 415p - thanks for the heads-up; sad news for the Grand Junction folks. It sounds like they survived Covid and then retired - right?

The Estonian Fox

The article said they were going to close up shop anyway, but not due to the Wuhan virus.

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