Graph of the Day for December 8, 2009

"It is one of the happy incidents of the federal system that a single courageous State may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments without risk to the rest of the country."  Louis D. Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice from 1916 to 1939.

*Rank is based on the ALEC Competitive Environment Index which uses 15 factors including various tax rates, minimum wage, legal environment, etc.

Source:  The Reason Foundation's Annual Privatization Report using data from the 2009 American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) report

Hoven's Index for December 8, 2009

Net domestic migration (among US states), 1998-2007:

New York:  -1,936,127.

California:  -1,438,480.

Illinois:  -735,768.

Texas:  +736,903.

Arizona:  +817,169.

Florida:  +1,579,704.

Source:  The 2009 ALEC report

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