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More outstanding policy analysis from our friend Will Franklin:
Right To Work States Perform Better Than Forced Unionization States [GRAPH]: awe.sm/l3PhI
— Will Franklin (@WILLisms) August 31, 2012
The Bureau of Economic Analysis last week released economic growth numbers, on a state-by-state basis, for 2007. Some familiar patterns emerge, with a few outliers, as usual.
The general rule of thumb: Pro-growth states produce more growth. Pro-government states produce less growth. Pretty obvious stuff.
I decided to drill down a bit more, though.
I wondered what impact labor laws have on growth, so I looked at the total state economic growth (Gross State Product, or GSP), and compared it with whether a state is a Right To Work state or a Forced Unionization state.
Some fairly intuitive results (although this may shatter a left-winger’s understanding of this subject):
And here’s the graph: