The states that are the least free also tend to be rife with crony capitalism.
This should come as no surprise to regular readers of this website. The bigger the government the deeper the cronyism. That is as we have said in the past one of the few constants in the world of social science (“science”).
Attached is a great map and list. One can even personalize the map based on the freedoms one might value more highly than others. Regardless, here’s hoping you live in one of the freer states.