Freedom in the 50 States | An Index of Personal and Economic Freedom

I found a study that ranks all 50 states based on FREEDOM.  The site explains the criteria used for ranking in detail and links to some pretty interesting facts about each state.  Below is the Executive Summary of the study.  Check out where your state ranks on FREEDOM.

 

Executive Summary

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, Massachusetts’s 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.

Click the link below to see the results of the study….

via Freedom in the 50 States | Mercatus.

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