I’m not convinced that having more government than Rwanda or Azerbaijan is a bad thing. To be fair I know little of their governments, like if they have them. Not true, I saw in the Ewan McGregor bike across Africa thing that Rwanda does have a president.I assume, though, they are mostly lawless hell-holes that operate on a system of family connections and bribery.
I do think being ranked behind Canada, Hong Kong and Australia is a bad sign. But we are still beating out Europe, China and the other BRIC countries so we have that going for us, which is nice. These smaller countries aren’t going to threaten our economic livelihood like they could.