WalletHub quoted Jeffrey Lyons, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, in a recent piece about the most independent states in the U.S.
WalletHub compared the 50 states based on five sources of dependency: consumer finances, the government, the job market, international trade and personal vices. Researchers broke down those categories into 39 key indicators of independence to determine which states are most self-sustaining.
Wondering how Idaho ranked? Read more: https://wallethub.com/edu/most-independent-states/36426/#expert=jeffrey-lyons