States of Freedom. Live free or Die NH

Freedom from taxes. Starve the beast.
Sleep in South Dakota 1 night and get your drivers license and plates there, and use a mail forwarding service.
Many billionaires do so because of the zero income tax rates.
Travel to the best weather of each season.
Live in an RV or SUV – park close to where you want to be.

Buy property in Arkansas that has the lowest property tax rates and many pristine scenic areas.

“live free or die” New Hampshire state motto for 200 years, on their license plates.
No income tax. No sales tax.
Has 1 Ivy League University and is close to other Boston elite universities.
Ski. Beach. Mild summers.

Obesity is easy to measure. Freedom is very difficult to define and measure. This website did an amazing amount of data collecting work. You can adjust for what freedoms you deem most important. I don’t like freedom to smoke tobacco or marijuana unless those are organic and grown by prisoners to support prisons so taxes don’t have to be high, and alcohol should be sold in state stores as in New Hampshire, etc. Freedom to get fat and sick and support Obamacare is a negative. The healthiest and smartest states such as Minnesota are not the most free according to the rankings. May be other important goals in life. New Hampshire has much smaller population than Massachusetts that is less free by most rankings.

Other groups get different rankings: Americans’ assessments of their personal freedom have significantly declined under President Obama, according to a new study from the Legatum Institute in London, and the United States now ranks below 20 other countries on this measure. The research shows that citizens of countries including France, Uruguay, and Costa Rica now feel that they enjoy more personal freedom than Americans. their Prosperity Index aims to measure aspects of prosperity that typical gross domestic product measurements don’t include, such as entrepreneurship and opportunity, education, and social capital.


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