Our State of Freedom

Physician's Money Digest, January15 2003, Volume 10, Issue 1

Summary:

At a time when America is encouraging other nations to adopt free market economies, a new study examines how well our own states measure up. The National Center for Policy Analysis (www.ncpa.org) study shows a remarkable diversity among the 50 US states. The rankings are based on factors such as tax burden size, government size, and flexibility of the state's labor market. States with low taxes and limited government tend to grow faster than states where the opposite is true. Following are the top- and bottom-10 states: