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Upper Midwest: Land of economically free

The Republicans held their convention in St. Paul this summer, but the real news from the Upper Midwest is the region’s renaissance in economic freedom, led by South Dakota. The Mount Rushmore State is number one among all 50 states in economic freedom, according to the recently released 2008 U.S. ...
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Northeast policies oppress enterprise

THE RESULTS ARE IN, and for residents of America’s Northeast, the news is not good. With the notable exception of New Hampshire, the nine states of the Northeast continue to be the worst places for economic freedom. According to the 2008 U.S. Economic Freedom Index from the Pacific Research Institute, ...
Health Care

No Health Insurance – Not A Matter Of Choice

Jason Shafrin from the Healthcare Economist has put together a great Health Wonk Review – and there are 700 billion reasons to go check it out. One of the posts I came across was by our friend Hank Stern from InsureBlog, and I felt compelled to present my own view ...
Business & Economics

Economic Freedom in America: What is Economic Freedom?

All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ...
Business & Economics

Northeast deemed most economically oppressed

The Pacific Research Institute, a free-market think tank based in California, has released the ‘U.S. Economic Freedom Index 2008 Report,’ a ranking of economic freedom in the 50 states. Published in association with Forbes, the index scored states based on 143 variables, including regulatory and fiscal obstacles imposed on businesses ...
Business & Economics

Index points finger at Kentucky’s economic failure

Nearly 80 percent of American states have more economic freedom than Kentucky – a fact that could prove to hamper the commonwealth’s prospects for economic growth. The “U.S. Economic Freedom Index: 2008 Report” by the Pacific Research Institute and Forbes magazine reports that only 10 states have less economic freedom ...
Business & Economics

New Report Reveals Which States Have Most Economic Freedom

South Dakota is most free, New York most economically oppressed San Francisco – The Pacific Research Institute (PRI), a free-market think tank based in California, today released the U.S. Economic Freedom Index: 2008 Report, a ranking of economic freedom in the 50 states. Published in association with Forbes, the Index ...
Business & Economics

U.S. Economic Freedom Index: 2008 Report

New Report Reveals Which States Have Most Economic Freedom South Dakota is most free, New York most economically oppressed San Francisco – The Pacific Research Institute (PRI), a free-market think tank based in California, today released the U.S. Economic Freedom Index: 2008 Report, a ranking of economic freedom in the ...
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Ohio next to last in economic performance

Ohio ranked second to last in economic performance, only beating out Michigan, according to a report released Wednesday. Think tank Pacific Research Institute’s study found Ohio ranked in the bottom 10 in its ability to expand the economy and incomes, private-sector employment growth, length of unemployment and the average unemployment ...
Business & Economics

The Best States For Business

Twelve years ago, the world watched as Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic torch during the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. It was a transformative moment for the city and the state. “The Olympics put Georgia on the map internationally,” says Kenneth Stewart, commissioner of the Georgia Department ...
Business & Economics

Upper Midwest: Land of economically free

The Republicans held their convention in St. Paul this summer, but the real news from the Upper Midwest is the region’s renaissance in economic freedom, led by South Dakota. The Mount Rushmore State is number one among all 50 states in economic freedom, according to the recently released 2008 U.S. ...
Business & Economics

Northeast policies oppress enterprise

THE RESULTS ARE IN, and for residents of America’s Northeast, the news is not good. With the notable exception of New Hampshire, the nine states of the Northeast continue to be the worst places for economic freedom. According to the 2008 U.S. Economic Freedom Index from the Pacific Research Institute, ...
Health Care

No Health Insurance – Not A Matter Of Choice

Jason Shafrin from the Healthcare Economist has put together a great Health Wonk Review – and there are 700 billion reasons to go check it out. One of the posts I came across was by our friend Hank Stern from InsureBlog, and I felt compelled to present my own view ...
Business & Economics

Economic Freedom in America: What is Economic Freedom?

All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ...
Business & Economics

Northeast deemed most economically oppressed

The Pacific Research Institute, a free-market think tank based in California, has released the ‘U.S. Economic Freedom Index 2008 Report,’ a ranking of economic freedom in the 50 states. Published in association with Forbes, the index scored states based on 143 variables, including regulatory and fiscal obstacles imposed on businesses ...
Business & Economics

Index points finger at Kentucky’s economic failure

Nearly 80 percent of American states have more economic freedom than Kentucky – a fact that could prove to hamper the commonwealth’s prospects for economic growth. The “U.S. Economic Freedom Index: 2008 Report” by the Pacific Research Institute and Forbes magazine reports that only 10 states have less economic freedom ...
Business & Economics

New Report Reveals Which States Have Most Economic Freedom

South Dakota is most free, New York most economically oppressed San Francisco – The Pacific Research Institute (PRI), a free-market think tank based in California, today released the U.S. Economic Freedom Index: 2008 Report, a ranking of economic freedom in the 50 states. Published in association with Forbes, the Index ...
Business & Economics

U.S. Economic Freedom Index: 2008 Report

New Report Reveals Which States Have Most Economic Freedom South Dakota is most free, New York most economically oppressed San Francisco – The Pacific Research Institute (PRI), a free-market think tank based in California, today released the U.S. Economic Freedom Index: 2008 Report, a ranking of economic freedom in the ...
Business & Economics

Ohio next to last in economic performance

Ohio ranked second to last in economic performance, only beating out Michigan, according to a report released Wednesday. Think tank Pacific Research Institute’s study found Ohio ranked in the bottom 10 in its ability to expand the economy and incomes, private-sector employment growth, length of unemployment and the average unemployment ...
Business & Economics

The Best States For Business

Twelve years ago, the world watched as Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic torch during the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta. It was a transformative moment for the city and the state. “The Olympics put Georgia on the map internationally,” says Kenneth Stewart, commissioner of the Georgia Department ...
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