Drooling on the Pillow

Thursday, March 04, 2004

Hello? Cowboys? Indians? Hello? 

Via Marginal Revolution by way of Catallarchy an interesting report on the relative economic freedom among the several states and provinces of the U.S. and Canada. What jumped out to me was the miserable showing of Montana. Way, way toward the bottom, below such free market bastions as Maryland, Vermont, Hawaii and just above Ontario, fer crissakes.

I love Montana. I misspent several years of my youth there. But this just won't do. I'm sure Montana, with its vast distances and dammable waterways is high up on the list of net importers of Washington dollars. Is that the reason? If anyone knows more about this than me, which probably includes everybody, please enlighten me.
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