“Cheapest Cities You’d Want to Live”: Right to Work Dominates

I’ve been to the Big Apple, San Francisco, and Chicago. All of them are great places to visit, but they are also really expensive places to live with high regulatory and tax burdens.

But what about more affordable cities that still have things to do, but won’t break the bank…you know, the category that Albuquerque or Las Cruces might fit in one day. Well, the folks at Kiplinger have put together one such list and, not surprisingly, all nine of their selections are in right to work states. Perhaps also not surprisingly, four of the nine are in Texas which has no income tax.

Unions and some on the left like to unfairly paint right to work laws as “right to work for less.” What they prefer to gloss over is the very real fact that the cost of living is generally cheaper in right to work states as well.

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One Reply to ““Cheapest Cities You’d Want to Live”: Right to Work Dominates”

  1. Nice, except I also have in high regard those states with accessible public lands (Texas fails here) and waters, for exploring and hunting upland birds.
    That said, I would rather earn $70,000 in Wichita KS than $170,000 in any of the large metro areas
    Fortunately, I can live wherever I wish, making what a metro-area hotshot makes while living in a small city – I can always fly somewhere if I want to smell fast food and exhaust fumes, and listen to traffic, people with bad accents, and cell phone moronskis, while taking twice the time to travel by public transport, without access to any activities on the route (Ever carry a sheet of plywood on a bus? Or pick up two or three squalking children from different loci?)
    Interesting how new growth is moving away from the coasts; never should have permitted building within a half-mile anyway.

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