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Mercatus Center: “Freedom In The 50 States” – 2011 State By State

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June 12, 2011: Jason Sorens and William Ruger / Mercatus.org – June 7, 2011

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… Read More

State Freedom Rankings

Download Publication PDF

Freedom In The 50 States – 2011

 

The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: The demand for state’s sovereignty could lead to secessions… – SJH

Link to original article below…

http://mercatus.org/freedom-50-states-2011

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