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best and worst state economies in 2021

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by sun rise, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    From Fox business - for those inclined to dismiss the findings based on political bias. It seems the level of taxation does not predict winners. That has been the finding before and this confirms that finding:

    The best and worst state economies in 2021

    Here are the states with the best economies and those contributing most to overall GDP.
    1. Utah
    2. Washington
    3. California
    4. Massachusetts
    5. Idaho
    6. Colorado
    7. Maryland
    8. Oregon
    9. Arizona
    10. Georgia

    Here are the states (plus the District of Columbia) with the worst economies, struggling the most.
    51. Hawaii
    50. West Virginia
    49. Louisiana
    48. Alaska
    47. Oklahoma
    46. Kentucky
    45. Nevada
    44. Maine
    43. Mississippi
    42. Wyoming
     
  2. Stevicus

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    I'm surprised although not surprised to see Arizona in the top ten. Overall, Arizona's stats tend to look good, but it doesn't really "trickle down" as some people might believe.

    Another surprise is seeing that there are eight states currently worse off than Mississippi. They're coming up in the rankings.
     
  3. Shadow Wolf

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    Another way to look at it:
    Top 10
    Red
    Blue
    Blue
    Blue
    Red
    Going Blue
    Blue
    Blue
    Red
    Depends on who votes

    Bottom 10
    Blue
    Red
    Red
    Red
    Red
    Red
    Red
    Mixed (they have "the County" that goes red)
    Red
    Red

    I see a clear trend in this.
     
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    I don't know if I do, because by some accounts red/blue is about cities vs. rural culture. It makes sense that states with more large cities will have more banking, more public spending, more tourism, younger people, higher taxes etc. The red blue could just be a coincidence.
     
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    could be

    i wonder if we tend to screw facts to make them fit our desires?
     
  6. Kooky

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    Unfortunately, the original source is blocking me, but it seems that they are putting a lot of weight on GDP, number of startups, etc. The article cites median income as one of the 29 criteria, but I'm wondering how strongly they're weighting that vs. the 28 other criteria, or what most of them even are.
     
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    ..or if we are merely excited about an idea. That happens to me. As Dylan Thomas poem says:
    Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
     
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