Anti-Capitalism in Montana?
Bill Quick

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What? What in the hell happened in Montana?

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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  1. From The Fraiser Institute:

    The index published in Economic Freedom of North America rates economic freedom on a 10-point scale at two levels, the subnational and the all-government. At the all-government level, the index captures the impact of restrictions on economic freedom by all levels of government (federal, state/provincial, and municipal/local). At the subnational level, it captures the impact of restrictions by state or provincial and local governments.

    Economic Freedom of North America employs 10 components for the United States and Canada in three Areas: 1. Size of Government; 2. Takings and Discriminatory Taxation; and 3. Labor Market Freedom.

    Not only is economic freedom important for the level of prosperity, growth in economic freedom spurs economic growth. As expected, the impact of economic freedom at the all-government level is greater than the impact at the subnational level since the first index captures a broader range of limitations on economic freedom than the second.

    This is the sixth edition of the Economic Freedom of North America. The statistical results of this year’s study persuasively confirm those published in the previous four editions: economic freedom is a powerful driver of growth and prosperity. Those provinces and states that have low levels of economic freedom continue to leave their citizens poorer than they need or should be.

    I suspect a large portion of Montana’s measurement is due to item 3: Labor Market Freedom; although, number 2: Takings and Discriminatory Taxation, due to restictions on land use by the EPA amy also contribute.

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