Stacy Summary: So the U.S. is now number 12 on the Heritage Foundation/WSJ list of Economic Freedom. The top three are Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. Number 9 is Ireland – which is, of course, a vassal state of the Troika! Even their prime minister said they had no ‘ecnonomic freedom,’ so I don’t know how much this list really means. One of the contributing factors to America’s loss of freedom, however, is property rights. But, then it’s not exactly a nation noted for their strong property rights now, is it?