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Report: U.S. Economic Freedom Continues Fall; Global Average Declines

Levels of economic freedom have decreased around the globe, says SMU economist Robert Lawson, co-author on the new report Economic Freedom of the World: 2011 Annual Report.

The research shows that the average economic freedom score fell to its lowest in nearly three decades, with the United States in particular dropping from No. 6 to No. 10.

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White favoritism by Major League umps lowers minority pitcher performance, pay. Read more.

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Many top US scientists wish they had more children, with men especially dissatisfied. Read more.

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Out-of-the-blue panic attacks aren't without warning. Read more.

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New Texas Native: 96-million-year-old croc. Read more.

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