New Zealand has made it on CATO’s list of freest economies... usually right under or over the United States. The transfer of private industry to government control in the U.S. will drop us down the totem poll, so-to-speak. So to goes this way - New Zealand. I suspect the next time CATO comes out with the list and it includes the 2008-2009 index, we will have both slid.
UPDATE: upon reading this further, New Zealand looks like it has a choice in which direction it goes... it could slide further UP the scale as well. I hope it chooses to slide up.