Last week, Claire Wolfe lauded Montana as the best place for a free state, and yesterday she noted that Wyoming is the most wealth-friendly state in the Union for the sixth year in a row. Suprisingly, Montana's showing at #44 (yes, it gets a D-, even worse than places like California and New Jersey!) doesn't seem to have seriously dampened her enthusiasm for Montana. So on the off chance that she reads my blog, I'm providing some more facts for her:
Let's see, that seems to put MT somewhere down around Vermont and Maine with the economically and politically least-free states among the ten FSP candidates, and even in the nation as a whole. Perhaps Montana is socially libertarian, but I don't see how that outweighs its terribly low rankings on the economic side.
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