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CATO: NH Ranks #2 in the Nation for Economic Freedoms

CATO’s Freedom in the 50 States is out, and as usual, New Hampshire Ranks near the top. This year’s survey put the Granite State at number two for economic and social freedom, behind Florida, but notes that New Hampshire is the most improved state overall.

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Buying Influence – Who Google has Bought off on the Right

There’s no shortage of content on GraniteGrok about Chinese influence-peddling. They spend money in the US on everything to shape policy and perception. Google does that too, as do most businesses that can afford it, but Google is allegedly buying off voices on the right while the tech Giant works to suppress our speech.

14th amendment Doesn’t Give Right to a Three-Way?

CATO has submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in which it makes the case that the 14th amendment prohibits states from denying anyone from the right to marry, regardless of gender. It is a compelling argument.  There are ample references to legal opinions, plenty of implications of the spirit of equality under the law, but …

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Let’s Be Clear On Why Democrats Want To Kill The School Scholarship Program

In April of last year I pointed out what appeared obvious to me.  That the small business school scholarship program,  eventually passed into law last year–the one New Hampshire Democrats are trying to repeal–could actually save the towns and the state money. In Merrimack the actual ‘on-paper’ cost per student is well over $14,000.00 each.; …

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Data Point: The USA is Now Only ‘Mostly Free’ Because Government is No Longer ‘Mostly Harmless’

Every year, Heritage and Cato scholars calculate their indices of Economic Freedom for the nations of the World. The rankings are based on a variety of factors, including property rights, rule of law, free trade, size of government, regulatory environment, taxation, etc. Their methodology is slightly different, but both organizations are agreed: After an unprecendented …

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