Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Hampshire has the highest well-being in New England

So reports a new release from Gallup.

(Hat tip to Scott Moody at the Maine Freedom Forum.)

Scott suggests that this is related to New Hampshire's low unemployment rate. This sounds plausible to me.

New Hampshire's relatively wealthy populace probably pushed the score higher as well.

Posting will be light for a bit

For two reasons-

1) School season is starting. (Yes, I am a student. Have pity on me.)

2) My computer is working better than it has in about 4 years, and I'm exploring a wide variety of helpful, open-source software packages (such as R and the W-NOMINATE add-on). With any luck, I will find some interesting data along the way, which I will dutifully post here.