New study says New Hampshire and South Dakota are the freest states; meanwhile, New York and New Jersey are the least free.
Live free or die? New Hampshire may be on to something, according to researchers at George Mason University's Mercatus Center.
They used a variety of statistics to rank the 50 states for their just-published report on which states are the freest -- and least free -- from taxes and government regulation.
Their horserace has ranked New York as the "least free state in the Union" followed by neighboring New Jersey. New Hampshire and South Dakota were in a virtual tie for most "free" state. ...