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I live here in New York City.
I like it but.
-- like the new mini state park New York is lots of restrictions on freedom forced unionization rent control strict gun laws hike taxes.
Some -- that's just New York City but New York State isn't so great either.
And a new study by the -- -- is senator freedom in the fifty states ranks New York dead last.
This year we're -- has made a video about their contests.
Every two years all fifty states -- to compete for the title of most -- states the winner will receive more residents fewer burdensome.
Moves that slow growth and fewer nanny state regulations -- wandering -- New York.
It'll look good.
Very -- is an economist at -- -- is and will Ruger wrote that study so.
Will the New York was the worst.
What was the best.
North Dakota was the best actually followed by South Dakota Tennessee and New Hampshire and Oklahoma with -- right behind -- but.
In terms of personal freedom you have another.
Ranking which there with a winner was Alaska Nevada Maine New Mexico New Hampshire -- break it down by economics and personal for exactly and in economics its fiscal and regulatory policy and personal freedom we talk about things like.
Freedom from incarceration -- arrest for victimless crimes.
Gun control education policy marriage policy even travel freedoms.
-- you're signing your -- saying if they allow gay marriage that's good you're making value judgments here.
Short mean freedom is a moral concept.
But we can study it scientifically to see which states are more or less tree.
And -- I don't see people wanting to move to the south and North Dakota that.
Month but you know what's actually really interesting about the study is at a chosen people followed jobs and and and jobs full of freedom economic freedom regulatory freedom but also personal freedom and still basically there's a connection.
And it's India act that it's there.
And some states have -- eighteen states increase freedom since the last study so.
That's not -- you see when you watch the politicians.
And piles of regulation.
It's all relative right I mean what matters is like -- like New York.
-- -- a lot of migration we've seen a lot of migration out of new York and New York is still growing but it's really actually growing.
At one of the slowest right on all the states.
One of the comparisons you guys make is is comparing the burden of regulation so let's play more your video.
Indiana and Delaware are rocketing a -- West -- liability system and New Jersey ease of use of property rights are leaving them stuck in the last six I think California is going -- -- Those labor laws -- that liability system is too much.
Labor laws and liability don't even mention all the crazy environmental laws in California that make power cost more.
-- and one of the things what California is what don't they regulator Bryant I mean everything from their liability system being problematic to even off authorizing rent control which only a few states do it's -- left over from World War II.
It when you compare to states like Indiana where they're relatively free -- Indian as the number one state in terms a regulatory freedom it has.
You know land use planning his lights occupational licensing is it's pretty minimal -- -- great liability system.
And what we've seen is that actually regulatory policy tracks with personal income growth so as a real cost for California's regulations and a real benefit for state like.
So but what goes a lot of places like California they have the coastline they have awesome weather.
It's beautiful it's like that you get comfortable in the you just get smog in the politicians get arrogant here to fury.
Well I mean.
All kinds of things are going on there it's a complicated story but what's amazing is that given all those advantages you listed.
People are still voting with their feet to get out of there and California's a wonderful place right is there any hardly any place better than San Diego -- my view in terms of the weather and all the amenities and yet.
You seeing over 4% of the population escaping that state to neighboring states that are more free including states -- -- person briefly free like Nevada.
And it's not -- in California is not a top destination for immigrants anymore legal or illegal and that tells you something when you have a lot of regulations.
Whatever form they take it kills jobs and then people don't want to go back.
And look at Illinois and Indiana for comparison there right next door.
Illinois even has one of the greatest cities in the country in Chicago.
And yet people are fleeing Illinois.
It's if you're stealing your -- some states are -- for personal freedom but good another area south Dakota's second overall.
Ranks 46 and personal for it.
Right I mean south Dakota's great fiscal policy but it really -- to make improvements in the personal freedom Meredith has really high.
-- most crime arrest incarceration rates it authorizes sobriety checkpoints.
Things like that.
Are not so great and then there are some states actually they're kind of purple states like New Hampshire Colorado.
Even Georgia Missouri where -- actually do well on both areas and so those -- the places -- -- -- being really attractive to people in the future as we see people desirous of freedom and voting with their feet.
Well thank you will and very neat this is a valuable study for anybody who's thinking of starting a new and some -- state.
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