Study Ranks Economic and Personal Freedom in the 50 States

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Freedom in the 50 States, released today by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, is the most comprehensive ranking available of economic and personal freedom across the country.

Freedom in the 50 States scores each state on their respect for three dimensions of freedom: fiscal policy, economic policy and personal freedom.

Freedom in the 50 States 2013: Complete State Rankings

The latest edition of Freedom in the 50 States, released today by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, is the most comprehensive ranking available of economic and personal freedom across the country.

The study is accessible as a book or interactive online resource that allows users to build their own rankings based on the liberties that matter most to them.

Designed for policymakers, media, academics and everyday citizens, Freedom in the 50 States includes:

  •     State-specific policy recommendations and videos
  •     Data on topics as diverse as tax policy, occupational licensing, liquor laws, and state-to-state migration
  •     Separate sections on fiscal policy, regulatory policy, and personal freedom

For full rankings and analysis, visit freedominthe50states.org.

Authors William Ruger and Jason Sorens are affiliated scholars with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. They are available for interviews.

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