Thread: Freedom in the 50 States
#1 Freedom in the 50 States06-16-2011, 10:43 AMState 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 YorkThis 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.I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
06-16-2011, 10:54 AM
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Looks like New Hampshire takes "Live Free or Die" pretty seriously.
06-16-2011, 11:14 AM
I'm sad that Coloado is only in 7th place. :(
06-16-2011, 11:17 AM
NJ is 49. Not surprised.The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
06-16-2011, 12:02 PM
New Hampshire's gun laws and gay marriage put it on top.I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
06-16-2011, 12:07 PM
Anarchy is freedom.
06-16-2011, 12:17 PM
Michigan is higher at 27 than I thought it would be.
06-16-2011, 12:58 PM"The efforts of the government alone will never be enough. In the end the people must choose and the people must help themselves" ~ JFK; from his famous inauguration speech (What Democrats sounded like before today's neo-Liberals hijacked that party)
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