Following up on my post yesterday, I’m a free market advocate. I believe that the economy does better with less controls, and while I am not a rabid anarchist, I do believe that states that make it easier for businesses to do business (and spend less time jumping through bureaucratic hoops) do better economically, and usually do better from a tax collection standpoint. It just makes sense that the easier it is for someone to open and run a business, the more likely they are to do it. On the other hand, if a state is wasting their time on administrative issues, it’s hard to be successful. For a great discussion on this, as well as an entertaining read, see P.J. O’Rourke’s Eat the Rich.