Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index

In this third edition of Rich States, Poor States, authors Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore, and Jonathan Williams explain why the economic crisis has been so rough on the states, what states should do to alleviate the fiscal pain, and what they should avoid. In addition, the authors provide the 2010 ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness rankings of the states based on their economic policies and examine which states took the right corrective actions and which states took the wrong ones in the face of this fiscal storm.

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