Tag: Mercatus Center

The Libertarian Map of Freedom

The libertarian Mercatus Center, which is located at George Mason University, has issued its third edition of “Freedom in the 50 States.” It’s a color-coded map of how much freedom there is, state by state, in the US.  Its freedom index is based on what Mercatur says is a “combination of personal and economic freedoms.” So here’s what you learn: North Dakota is the freest state in the union! (It’s also a state that has effectively banned all abortions.) Texas is the 14th freest state in the union! (It has also the fourth highest incarceration rate.) California is the 49th and New York is the 50th freest state in the union! In other words, the least free states. Which is […]