Peter Jaworski comments here.
When the Heritage Institute measures economic freedom, the US comes out lower many other states, including Switzerland, Denmark, and Canada. Now if you make a distinction between the regulatory state and the social insurance state, and just make comparisons with regard to how heavily governments interfere in the economy, the US looks even worse. Go here and compare Denmark to the US on business freedom, trade freedom, monetary freedom, investment freedom, financial freedom, property rights, freedom from corruption, and labor freedom. Notice Denmark tends to win, usually by a wide margin?
This is just on economic freedom. How might the US compare on other kinds of freedom? My hypothesis: often not too favorably.