How Free is Your State (Townhall.com) March 13, 2012Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.
Tags: Public Policy
Justice Louis Brandeis wrote about states’ rights in 1932, saying “a single courageous state may serve as a laboratory and try novel social and economic experiments.”
One problem with state experiments today is that federal courts so quickly strike them down, but another problem is illustrated in the Mercatus Center ranking of which states are the most free, noting that large states such as California, New York and New Jersey, all in the bottom 5, use their experimentation to limit freedom. Laws banning transfat, or mandating health insurance or family leave will quickly push a state down the list.
Do you know where your state falls on the freedom scale? If you like freedom, maybe you should move to New Hampshire, South Dakota, Indiana, Idaho or Missouri, all in the top 5.
Take a look yourself at the Mercatus Center website and live free!
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