A Labor Market Comparison: Why the Texas Model Supports Prosperity

Texas Public Policy Foundation, October 2015

16 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2015

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Vance Ginn

Texas Public Policy Foundation

Date Written: October 1, 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ginn, Vance, A Labor Market Comparison: Why the Texas Model Supports Prosperity (October 1, 2015). Texas Public Policy Foundation, October 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2684300

Vance Ginn (Contact Author)

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