Study Cites "Freest States" & Economic Benefits ThereinSubmitted by McWilly on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 14:05
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.