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Do You Live in a “Death Spiral” State?

America is Over Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 3:15 PM
They also had German and Japanese. We are not that lucky.
Pistol Wrote: Jan 06, 2013 4:49 PM
Americans of German and Japanese extraction have long-standing records of industry and education. As you note, its too bad the whole country is not up to that standard, not that there are not some groups that exceed it.

Three years ago, I put together a “Moocher Index” that measured the degree to which non-poor people in a state were benefiting from redistribution programs.

As you can see if you click on the nearby table, Vermont was the worst state, followed by Mississippi, Maine, New York, and Massachusetts.

I confessed that my Moocher Index was a crude and imprecise tool, but it was one of my most popular posts in the early days of this blog. Probably because it was a way of measuring the degree to which people were being lured to ride in the wagon of government...