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Jeffrey Lyons

Portrait of Jeffrey Lyons

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.

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