In preparing some information to have at hand when dealing with the local media, I wanted to freshen up some knowledge I had floating around in my head. I remember hearing about some recent studies that indicated South Dakota was one of the most free states in the country economically.
But I already knew that. Move out of South Dakota, folks, and is literally, all down hill from there, at least when it comes to economic freedom for sure. I also already knew that Nebraska was a state in which one would find themselves literally hurtling down the “freedom” list.
I wasn’t wrong. Nebraska ranks in the bottom ten in the nation for economic climates due to high tax amounts and methods.
I found this information in a Tax Freedom report.
Nebraska didn’t fair particularly well on the overall freedom index produced by a Mercatus Center study.
I could do without the Center’s rating regarding the legalization or lack thereof of marijuana use, but other than that the principles seemed sound.
So…how free is your state?