It will go up here at BizzyBlog on Wednesday (link won’t work until then) after the blackout expires.
Bottom line, IMO: Right-to-work (described here) is a fabulous idea. Getting it on the ballot — in 2013 — would be marvelous.
Key stats from the column, based on a review of the past decade’s GDP growth:
- Nine of the top 12 GDP-performing states are right-to-work. (nine of 11, if you exclude DC, whose growth is predominantly driven by the federal government and not private-sector commerce.
- The four worst (including Ohio, which came in second-worst and actually slightly shrunk during the decade)) aren’t.
- Weighted-average GDP growth in the 22 right-to-work states was 21.7%; in the rest, it was 13.6%.
Of course I’m going to suggest that everyone read the whole thing.