Consider economic rankings carefully before drawing conclusions

At best, national rankings of state business friendliness can help elected officials consider public-policy initiatives. For instance, after being hammered for years on the matter, the 2010 lowering of the top-tier personal income tax rate from 9.9 percent to 5.9 percent improved Rhode Island’s relative ranking on many of the economic-friendliness lists. Most recently, CNBC…

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