November 21, 2011

Latest PJ Media Column (‘Could Ohio Become a Right-to-Work State?’) Is Up

Filed under: Economy,Ohio Economy,Ohio Politics,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 8:12 am

It’s here.

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.

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