Market Power

Musings by an academic economist on the power of markets and the power over markets.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Economic Freedom Index Part Deux

Here is another bit of information on the Economic Freedom Index from 2004 that I talked about earlier in this post. Below I post two maps: a map of the results of the 2004 general election and the map given in the EFI's executive summary. Note that all the blue states from the 2004 election (states that voted for Kerry) are red states in the PRI’s index map (states in the bottom quintile of the Economic Freedom Index meaning they are ranked lowest in the EFI). Only one state in the PRI's index voted for Bush (Ohio).

The only state in the EFI's bottom quintile that went Bush's way was Ohio. The only state in the EFI's top quintile that went Kerry's way was New Hampshire.