More Good News for Nashville

Tennessee has been ranked in the top 5 of the most economically competitive states in the U.S. The study by veteran economist Arthur Laffer, creator of the Laffer Curve, and Stephen Moore, a writer for the WSJ, confirms what many Tennesseans might already suspect: The lack of a state income tax and our strong right-to-work laws are helping the Tennessee economy grow. As the authors say:

The winners in this contest for the most valuable resource on the globe — human capital — are generally the states with the lowest tax, spending and regulatory burdens.

Part of the reason I’m posting this article is that I know a number of our readers may disagree with it. Let the discussion begin!

6 Comments so far

  1. Jay (unregistered) on December 10th, 2007 @ 8:31 pm

    “Get the hell out of my way”

    Funny how well that works, and how much effort people put in to fighting against it.


  2. (unregistered) on December 12th, 2007 @ 5:06 pm

    Did you know that Arthur Laffer moved his family and business to Nashville due to this?


  3. Matt (unregistered) on December 28th, 2007 @ 2:04 am

    Also keep in mind, Tennessee ranks 3rd worst when it comes to inequality. Illegal immigration will always be an issue here – cheap labor is great for business owners (who politicians tend to represent). but the sheer amount of illegals coming to TN is so great that the people, the citizens, the taxpayers, are beginning to turn their heads. and politicians are stuck in the middle.

    ..why i support Ron Paul 2008.


  4. Matt (unregistered) on December 28th, 2007 @ 2:05 am

    Also keep in mind, Tennessee ranks 3rd worst when it comes to inequality. Illegal immigration will always be an issue here – cheap labor is great for business owners (who politicians tend to represent). but the sheer amount of illegals coming to TN is so great that the people, the citizens, the taxpayers, are beginning to turn their heads. and politicians are stuck in the middle.

    ..why i support Ron Paul 2008.


  5. easylee (unregistered) on December 28th, 2007 @ 11:08 am

    “…3rd worst when it comes to inequality”…what the hell does this mean…third most unequal(?) state…that’s like saying george bush is not a good president because he is “mean”…let me guess, this blog is by demo’s, preaching to demo’s and mostly read by demo’s…what is unequal?-the distribution of wealth-health care resources-brain comparisons cells between demos and repubs?…i’m dyin’ to know
    easylee


  6. JAdams (unregistered) on December 28th, 2007 @ 3:43 pm

    California makes the list as number one when it comes to anything you would like to NOT happen to your great state. We make a lot of lists, but none I would be proud of!!



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