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Old 11-08-2019, 12:23 AM
 
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I am totally fine paying higher taxes and cost of living to have better access to career opportunities, better education, and not living in isolation.
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:30 AM
 
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The LBJ Great Society approach didn't work. The generational poverty problem is worse now than it was in 1960. It's completely killed labor mobility for the bottom-10%. It rewards poor parenting. I have no problem spending money to actually fix the problem but it's insanity to simply perpetuate the problem.
But didn't it? America achieved it's greatest socioeconomic equality in the '60s and '70s.

You know what didn't work? The baby boomers voting in people who favored corporations over people, foreign workers over Americans, profits over poverty, etc.
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:45 AM
 
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The factors should be weighted both within and among attributes. You should consider confounding relationships and dependencies among the variables e.g. a state with higher income will pay higher taxes at the same effective tax rate.
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:46 AM
 
Location: The High Desert
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i made a point system to find the best state to live

Very scientific approach but perhaps your time would have been better spent picking a half dozen states and visiting them.
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:59 AM
 
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i made a point system to find the best state to live

Very scientific approach but perhaps your time would have been better spent picking a half dozen states and visiting them.
Not sure if srs but this isn't science. That would require some kind of statistical inference or hypothesis testing. Neither of which can be accomplished with this model. It is kind of neat though and maybe useful to the OP personally
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Perhaps it does to the OP, but the criteria that made one of the least populated, least prosperous, least growth oriented, and most economically volatile states to live in as the best is using a flawed reasoning.
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Old 11-09-2019, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Perhaps it does to the OP, but the criteria that made one of the least populated, least prosperous, least growth oriented, and most economically volatile states to live in as the best is using a flawed reasoning.
Self-anecdotal. You would not choose such areas for yourself under present circumstances, so that makes them empirically undesirable.
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Perhaps. But the OP has selective criteria to arrive at their figure that is solely based in pure economic figures. If Wyoming truly was the best of all US States to live in base only on that criteria, it would have people flocking there. They do not. The area does not support any major industries outside of energy extraction. It struggles in nearly every category one could come up with. It has high suicide rates. It has almost ceaseless wind. Communications infrastucture is rudimentary outside of military institutions. It is saddled with the same Prior Appropriation water rights that all western states have. It has a large number of anti-vaxers that put it at risk for significant illness outbreaks. The list goes on.

On the plus side, it is beautiful country. The population is low. People are very down to earth. The state government is not very intrusive in your personal life. Housing is significantly lower priced than many places. Taxes are very low. It is a great place to be alone. Wildlife abounds. Those involved in the energy industry tend to make very good wages. Their self sufficiency outlook means very low unemployment claims and a reluctance to accept welfare.

The OP provided for no factors for QOL. It was all based on internet reported financial data.
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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It should be noted that a low unemployment rate does not always mean there are lots of jobs available in that state. Sometimes the unemployment rate is low just due to demographic reasons. You might want to add something like 5- year job growth rate, or something like that.
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Old 11-17-2019, 11:40 AM
 
Location: FW, Indiander
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We all have the metrics that are important to us. Mine look nothing at all like what the OP uses. Tax burden in a particular state or town within a state varies wildly depending on your income, your income sources, home ownership choices, and general spending pattern. You can live in the bluest of blue states and have a low tax burden. You really have to do an apples vs apples comparison based on income, housing, and spending pattern.
Even in Mass? The tax burden might not matter. You're forced to have health insurance insurance, even if you don't qualify for assistance, otherwise you get charged for it, even highly in some cases. https://www.mass.gov/technical-infor...-tax-year-2018

You won't have to put up with this nonsense in states like WY, or even solid blue states like Illinois.
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