Wednesday, November 28, 2012

State Economic Freedom Index

I would have never imagined California would rank as high as 25th in this index. I haven't read the full report yet to find out why. And who would have thunk that for the first time in 8 years the Canadian provinces would outrank U.S. states in economic freedom? More info here.


At 9:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Henchman Of Justice" says,

Read the methodologies! Adjustment factors, outdated techniques not updated, certain comparable statistics that the subnational level may have but that the national (fed level) does not, that states like California have many IC's (no employees, no report forms that provide any data, etc) which makes #25 look suspect, more like #45. Also, did the latest tax scam by the governor (Cal-Fire fee) get counted in this "economic freedom"report. Nope. Direct taxation is very proportionate to losses of economic feedom, social freedom and freedom in general. To boot, direct taxation is usually meant for subsidizing others at the detriment of the provider (the taxed)! Here is hopin' California falls into the sea south of Cape Mendocino! - HOJ


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