A Labor Market Comparison: Why the Texas Model Supports Prosperity
Texas Public Policy Foundation, October 2015
16 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2015
Date Written: October 1, 2015
The Texas model has been touted as an approach to governance that other states and Washington, D.C. would be wise to follow. This approach promotes individual freedom through lower taxes and spending, less regulation, fewer frivolous lawsuits, and reduced federal government interference. Does this Texas restatement of the unalienable rights of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” actually promote freedom, prosperity, and jobs when compared to the largest states and U.S. averages? This paper explores this question.
Keywords: Texas, Fiscal Policy, Labor Economics, State Level Comparison
JEL Classification: E63, E62, E65, H20, H71
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