"State Employment Trends: Does a Low Tax/Right-to-Work/Low Minimum Wage Regime Correlate to Growth?"

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    This is, essentially, the problem with 99% of the links posted in here. The definition of bias in media (and personal opinions) is, formulate an outcome, then go and tailor your data to meet that particular outcome.

    I truly wish there was one source which could be trusted to present data in a non-skewed format. Sadly, there is none.

    Even this particular poster (the OP) claims to be independent, when for years, his posts prove him to be anything but.

    What we have now is a society full of lemmings, easily swayed by pretty and colorful graphs which contain cherry picked data in order to meet a preconceived outcome.

    Don't be a lemming. Learn to think for yourself.
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    Can I make a slightly different take? Might makes right. Momentum and habits are hard to overcome. An example is the US gun manufacturing industry. The environment to move to more friendly confines is about a big as it will ever be. But you don't see a mass exodus even though there is some talk. No different than say Philadelphia. There is a large population and history and it is hard to ignore it. And California is the 800-lb gorilla of state economies.
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    It may be only 1% of GDP nationally, but it certainly makes up a larger percentage of the economy in Kansas, and probably Florida too.
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    Agriculture is 20% of the Wisconsin economy, 17% of Kansas, and 8% of Florida.

    agriculture and natural resource industries accounted in 2008 for about 8 percent of Florida’s gross state product.


    http://news.ufl.edu/2010/03/02/ag-impact/

    Agriculture accounted for approximately 19 percent of the state’s GDP and directly
    employs approximately 17 percent of the Kansas labor force -that’s nearly one in five jobs in Kansas.

    https://agriculture.ks.gov/docs/def...ry/kansas-farm-facts-august-2013.pdf?sfvrsn=5

    While difficult to measure, agriculture related activities conservatively added another $40 billion dollars to the economy. At least 20 percent of the total state GDP ...

    https://jobcenterofwisconsin.com/Agriculture/Default.aspx

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