Thursday, June 23, 2011

Freedom in the Fifty

... and speaking of freedom, Katherine Mangu-Ward for sits down with Jason Sorens and William Ruger to talk about how the different states of the union stack up on personal and economic freedom.

"...Because of America's federal system, states have a lot of ability to shape public policy in important ways that effect people's daily lives."

"A robust correlation between states that are free... and in migration."

"Maybe Oklahoma City will be the next Oz."

At the 3:35 mark there starts an interesting discussion regarding the illusion of cultural freedom vs. the reality of freedom.

Soren's and Ruger's "Freedom in the 50 States: An Index of Personal and Economic Freedom" can be found here.

Our home state, California? No. 48, natch.

1 comment:

SarahB said...

Someone at CARB is going to get their ass handed to them that we're not #50!!