Freedom in the 50 States: An Index of Personal and Economic Freedom Release Event

Feb 26, 2009
10:00am11:00am

National Press Club
Lisagor Room
February 26, 2009
10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Please join us for the release of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University’s first edition of Freedom in the 50 States: An Index of Personal and Economic Freedom on February 26, 2009. 

The index is the first ever comprehensive ranking of the American states on their policies affecting individual freedoms in the economic, social, and personal spheres. In addition to ranking the states on their policies the report draws a correlation between economic and personal freedom and net migration explaining budget and population problems in the states that rank toward the bottom of the index.

Participants:

  • Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA)
  • Jason Sorens, Freedom in the 50 States co-author and Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science at University at Buffalo, State University of New York
  • Eileen Norcross, Senior Research Fellow, State and Local Policy Project, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Moderated byJim Musser, Director of State Outreach, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

All others, please RSVP: Megan Mahan, mmahan@gmu.edu, or 703-993-4967