Skip to comments.Freedom in the 50 States; An Index of Personal and Economic Freedom
Posted on 06/17/2011 5:27:30 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084
This study comprehensively ranks the American states on their public policies that affect individual freedoms in the economic, social, and personal spheres. It updates, expands, and improves upon our inaugural 2009 Freedom in the 50 States study. For this new edition, we have added more policy variables (such as bans on trans fats and the audio recording of police, Massachusettss individual health-insurance mandate, and mandated family leave), improved existing measures (such as those for fiscal policies, workers compensation regulations, and asset-forfeiture rules), and developed specific policy prescriptions for each of the 50 states based on our data and a survey of state policy experts. With a consistent time series, we are also able to discover for the first time which states have improved and worsened in regard to freedom recently.
This project develops an index of economic and personal freedom in the American states. Specifically, it examines state and local government intervention across a wide range of public policies, from income taxation to gun control, from homeschooling regulation to drug policy.
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You must be living near Circle?
I’m over the line in Dawson
Thanks. Nothing like some gallows humor to brighten my morning.
Actually, I know a few people up in Dawson and the boy is working for queen over summer, home from UAF; he likes Dawson. I mostly know Indians from up there who have relatives down here. Big Mike, often stays over our place, and I know Chris Janus, and bunch of other ones from Mayo to Old Crow. One time Sarah Lee stopped at our house, I talked hockey with that girl for hours, ha.
I actually send up 500 lbs tatoes every sept with Big Mike and he gets them around.
You been in Dawson a long time?
not lactose interants,
in point of fact they are
they propose that legalising freedom might actually work.
They accept the Scriptures to my knowledge, which is of course intolerable to “freedom lovers” today .
And they seem to to think that beyond that abusers of liberty,freedom will fail in a free society.
I can’t say if it will work,
I don’t think that it has ever been triedin fact.
MY freekin point was the poster posted a constuct of the opinion of libertarians and felt OBLIGATED to postscipt a caveat that they might actually believe what they profess to believe in.
IT WAS just NUTS.
Just because it has liberty in the name doesn’t mean its aims lead to the most liberty. For example, the majority of libertarians are pro-aborts and that’s the official position of their party, but turning little kids into medical waste is murder, not liberty.
Thanks for the ping! This country is far down the slippery slope to losing our freedom.
This is absurd - MD was the WORST last year (or the year before; it may’ve been that long).
Harumph! What do you mean, WE’RE not worst?
BTW - how about the Enviro-mental fascist indoctrination in MD schools today? Maybe that doesn’t count as “freedom-sapping”; I just see it as indoctrination typical of fascio-commie states.