New York Is The Least Free State, Study Finds


Suverans2's picture

"Vote with their feet" and go where, to a State only marginally more free?

B.R. Merrick's picture

I grew up in Central New York. They have had a housing bust since the 90s. Big, gorgeous, old, wooden houses going for $35,000. Everybody's leaving.

Raise taxes and businesses leave.
Businesses leave and people leave with them.
People leave empty houses that they're desperate to get rid of.
If I were rich, I'd move back to Central New York in a heartbeat. Cheap, big, gorgeous, old, wooden houses.

Very sad. Sadder still, everybody still clings to government, which is why they'll get more of the same.

Paul's picture

Sorens invited me to work on this study since I had helped expand the Free State Project spreadsheet, but I declined because I had other priorities. Also, I had come to the conclusion (though I really like spreadsheet work) that spreadsheets don't come close to giving you the whole picture.

It's pretty amusing Sorens lives in the state that placed last in his study.