2. Not shockingly, the bluest states are the least free.
The Democratic Peoples Republic of NY, CA, NJ are dead last.
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Yeah! Way to go California! “We’re not last...we’re not last..” yeesh...
“keep in mind”
....that this attempt to quantify liberty is by...
“a LIBERTARIAN think tank”
Keep in mind Eric, what you just posted.
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Thank GOODNESS it’s a Libertarian group!
This think tank with Jason Sorens also put Alaska at the bottom (44 out of 50). That’s the Jason Sorens of Free State Project infamy. I was a member of the FSP for a few years and thus know that Jason has even less grounding in the realities of state and local politics and economics than Obama.
Many of their individual criteria or ratings are graded from an idealistic anarcho-libertarian perspective. They ignore the reality facing which are relatively large, sparsely populated, resource dependent and military installation intensive.
State Freedom Rankings
1. New Hampshire
2. South Dakota
10. North Dakota
18. North Carolina
26. South Carolina
36. West Virginia
37. New Mexico
45. Rhode Island
49. New Jersey
50. New York
The cross plots are interesting though.
LIBERTARIAN FOR LIFE PING!
Happy to be living in #4
Maryland’s ahead of Alaska? WTF???
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
We have the best license plates in the country and apparently we mean what it says.
Hmmm... Alaska #44