HOUSTON — How's life? Feelin' free these days?
Well, according to a new prosperity index from the UK, you might not be! The U.S. now ranks only fifteenth in the world for personal freedom.
The index defines personal freedom as, a nation's performance at both guaranteeing individual freedom, and encouraging social tolerance.
As the birthplace of McDonald's and a stereotype for obesity, "healthy" probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of 'Merica.
However, the index ranked the U.S. as the healthiest country in the world.
So hey, at least we’ll live long freedom-lacking lives. There's always that right?
Critics of the findings argue that the index is based mainly on a series of opinion polls — not facts. Although opinions are definitely something we have a lot of!
But whether we're living in an Orwellian society — or not.
At least we're still free to feel however we want!