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U.S. Economic Freedom Index: 2008 Report Reveals Which States Have The Most Economic Freedom

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posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 02:25 PM
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U.S. Economic Freedom Index: 2008 Report Reveals Which States Have The Most Economic Freedom


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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 scores states based on 143 variables, including regulatory and fiscal obstacles imposed on businesses and residents.

South Dakota, which ranked 15 in 2004 (the last time the Index was published), has assumed the notable spot as the nation’s most economically free state, while New York consistently remains the most economically oppressed state, ranking 50 in all three editions of the Index.
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posted on Sep, 25 2008 @ 02:25 PM
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This is pretty interesting, however, I expect even the term "economic freedom" is about to be turned upside down with all of the Orwellian measures we are being bombarded with by the PTB...Pretty soon there will be NOWHERE that one will enjoy enocomic freedom, but instead will be saddled with indefinite economic debt slavery and servitude.

But it might well prove wise to keep an eye on research like this, as many of us may be in for radical lifestyle changes in the near future...


The Index score ranges from 1 (most free) to 50 (least free), and state rankings were derived from the index scores. The Index collected and ranked 143 indicators comprised of 209 underlying variables from five sectors (fiscal, regulatory, judicial, size of government, and welfare spending) for each state to measure how friendly, or unfriendly, each state’s government policies are toward free enterprise and consumer choice.



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