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Utah’s Declining Economic Freedom

This article discusses Utah’s economic freedom score in the Economic Freedom of North America Index and how it dropped from fourth place to seventh compared with the other states. The authors offer one solution, the “Yellow Pages Test,” for having a positive impact on the states economic freedom and level of economic growth.

The full article is only made available by The Salt Lake City Tribune at the following link.

Randy Simmons is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, Professor of Economics at Utah State University, and co-author of Nature Unbound: Bureaucracy vs. the Environment .

Diana W. Thomas is Assistant Professor of Economics in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.

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