Here’s a cool report on the level of freedom in each of the 50 states, with lots of rankings and factoids. I love the one page discussion of the pluses and minuses, and the small set of useful policy recommendations.
Utah is in the top 10. Maybe that’s why I live there. My heck I lived here, moved away, and moved back I liked it so much.
I was born in New York, and lived there until I was 24. Then I moved away and never looked back. It’s ranked 50th.
I also lived for almost 9 years in Louisiana. It’s ranked 37th. Hmmm.
I also lived in Alabama for 2 years. It’s ranked 18th. That surprises me a bit: perhaps things have improved there.