Freedom in the 50 States
This study improves on prior attempts to score economic freedom for American states in three primary ways: 1) it includes measures of social and personal freedoms such as peaceable citizens’ rights to educate their own children, own and carry firearms, and be free from unreasonable search and seizure; 2) it includes far more variables, even on economic policies alone, than prior studies, and there are no missing data on any variable; 3) we adopt new, more accurate measurements of key variables, particularly state fiscal policies.
We find that the freest states in the country are New Hampshire, Colorado, and South Dakota, which together achieve a virtual tie for first place.
Don't get too comfortable.
The Democrats in Concord (with help from a handful of spineless Republicans) are still doing all they can to destroy this state beyond recognition and steamroll us all under the unbearable weight of Hopenchange.
This post of mine from October 2007 is but a partial list.