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Study Cites "Freest States" & Economic Benefits Therein

A study that has just come out from the George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, titled ”Freedom in the 50 States” has some interesting findings based upon criteria which are laid out below. In summation, conservative states are the most “free” while liberal states are the least. One guess as to the state that has the absolute worst rating for freedom…yes, that’s right! New York!

You can see a handy state-by-state ranking, but it’s no surprise my current home-state of California is also one of the least free states in the country (#49 right behind NY), despite CA’s more enlightened view on marijuana use. Hawaii also ranks in the top-5 least free states – not a shocker, when one looks at Obama’s stance on freedom, as he hails from the land of leis.

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deacon's picture

ima take a quess here

and say a 35 isn't quite so good!!

If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence


My home state of PA has moved up in the rankings since '09. I can assure you, it is not from Pennsylvania becoming more free. It's probable that other states are moving more quickly toward total tyranny.


Is damn lucky the weather is awesome, the babes are plentiful and I have work, or else I'd be outtie.

*Advancing the Ideas of Liberty Daily*