From the “tell me something I don’t know” department, California ranks as just about the worst state for personal freedom. We can put this on our trophy shelf along with the worst unemployment at 9.8% and our F grade in education.
How free is your state? Find out! The Freedom in the 50 States 2013 index from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University measures freedom across a range of over 200 policies and across personal, regulatory and fiscal dimensions.