America goes from number one to number seven.
…since 2008, the United States has slid from No. 1 in the world in “global competitiveness” to No. 7 this year.
Out-ranking America are: Switzerland, Singapore, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany.
Sure, it’s just a number. But the WEF’s ranking takes into account a broad range of factors, from debt to corruption to regulation to red tape to education to health care.
And virtually across the board, the U.S. is falling behind.
n the latest report, the U.S. ranked at number 140 out of 144 on its government deficit as a percentage of GDP. The U.S. ranked at 97 four years ago