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Rich States, Poor States, 2014 Edition
ALEC ^ | 2014 | Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore and Jonathan Williams

Posted on 04/28/2014 6:01:19 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

Throughout the country, states are looking for ways to energize their economies and become more competitive. Each state confronts this task with a set of policy decisions unique to their own situation, but not all state policies lead to economic prosperity.

Using years of economic data and empirical evidence from each state, the authors identify which policies can lead a state to economic prosperity. Rich States, Poor States not only identifies these policies but also makes sound research-based conclusions about which states are poised to achieve greater economic prosperity and those that are stuck on the path to a lackluster economy.

The 2014 economic outlook ranking is a forward-looking measure of how each state can expect to perform economically based on 15 policy areas that have proven, over time, to be the best determinants of economic success.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: beststates; dayton; economics; mnsucks; poorstates; regulations; richstates; states; taxes; worststates
2014 Economic Outlook Rank 1.Utah 2.South Dakota 3.Indiana 4.North Dakota 5.Idaho 6.North Carolina 7.Arizona 8.Nevada 9.Georgia 10.Wyoming

YAYYY MN! we're 46th!!!

Economic Performance Rank 1.Texas 2.Utah 3.Wyoming 4.North Dakota 5.Montana 6.Washington 7.Nevada 8.Arizona 9.Oklahoma 10.Idaho

High worker's comp costs and no right to work laws really hurt places like AK and MT.

1 posted on 04/28/2014 6:01:19 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

By and large liberal states do much worse than conservative states.


2 posted on 04/28/2014 6:08:08 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Illinois at 48 on economic outlook? Come on, it HAS to be dead last.


3 posted on 04/28/2014 6:08:33 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: TurboZamboni
Marginally related but I see that Mike Rowe is testifying before the natural resources committee tomorrow at 10 AM.

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4 posted on 04/28/2014 6:08:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

algore is deely saddened


5 posted on 04/28/2014 6:11:50 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

Florida is #16. Both Texas and Florida have a huge influx of immigrants and are financially successfull. I am a child of immigrants and have seen many minorities successful in small business and also conservative.

That said, immigration should be a non-issue right now as we have a criminal in the White House and focus should be his offenses to our nation including creating a society where drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental deaths surpassing car accidents!

Focus should be on the unpredented amounts of deadly heroin getting into the,country killing American children.


6 posted on 04/28/2014 6:15:50 PM PDT by mgist (.)
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7 posted on 04/28/2014 6:19:05 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: mgist

Most of that heroin is coming from open borders in Mexico.


8 posted on 04/28/2014 6:20:42 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

The DFL is working hard every day to pound us down to 50.


9 posted on 04/28/2014 6:22:51 PM PDT by DManA
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To: TurboZamboni

Looks too simple to me.


10 posted on 04/28/2014 6:34:52 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

The rats here in MN point to the unemployment rate as the only thing that matters.

Nevermind the high taxes.


11 posted on 04/28/2014 6:39:07 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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Maybe some fracking will help?


12 posted on 04/28/2014 6:41:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Maybe some fracking will help?

It's done wonders in No. Dak.

13 posted on 04/28/2014 6:42:25 PM PDT by Paladin2
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IIRC, moratorium on sand mining here in MN.

(have to wait till rats are not controlling house, senate,gov, etc)


14 posted on 04/28/2014 6:45:30 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Paladin2
You know what they say don't you? Those who can do, and those who can't teach. I am sure that is why Granholm went to teach after getting Michigan to 50th place on the economic out look stats.
15 posted on 04/28/2014 6:46:39 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: TurboZamboni

Plenty of (fracking) sand-loaded rail cars roll through town here on their way to the West.


16 posted on 04/28/2014 6:51:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Toyota US HQ (5,000 jobs) moving from Torrance, CA to Plano, TX.

Sirracha plant (200+ jobs) likely to do the same.

I can’t imagine why...


17 posted on 04/28/2014 6:57:35 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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I know plenty are coming via Wisconsin from Barron County.

They even put back rail lines that had previously been torn out due to lack of maintenance & non-use.


18 posted on 04/28/2014 7:04:48 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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Thank you Connecticut's Citizens... you are 44 and 45 this year... You need to try harder if you want to get to 50...../s

I hope CT's voters will wake up this year. I know my brother (who owns a store in CT) is getting tired of the BS (taxes, workers Comp, etc) the Marxists are doing.

19 posted on 04/28/2014 7:13:38 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: mgist
Both Texas and Florida have a huge influx of immigrants and are financially successfull.

Isn't it wonderful!!

20 posted on 04/28/2014 7:46:56 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: TurboZamboni

Is Lake Superior still iced up?


21 posted on 04/28/2014 8:01:44 PM PDT by batterycommander (We will likely still be Majors, passed over twice, sitting in dimly-lit offices in the Pentagon.)
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Probably-not sure, but the car on the ice for the Lions fundraiser in Cumberland ,WI didn’t fall through until just this Sunday.


22 posted on 04/28/2014 8:51:23 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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