This study is a year old, but I think it’s worth posting again. Chris Christie is fighting with the teachers unions. Verizon is fighting with the Communication Workers of America. I’ve always believed unions killed the US Steel industry.
Collective bargaining inhibits growth, and the less a state is impacted by unions, the better off its citizens will be.
Michigan is the worst affected state by unionism. South Carolina, which has been a right-to-work state for years, is affected the least. Compare the economies of those two states right now and the effect of unionism is clear.
Not all southerners are racists. The Republican Mayor of North Charleston, Keith Summey, knew how to respond when an unarmed black man was shot by one of his police officers. His response was swift, and the officer was charged with murder.
This southern city, with a history of plantations and slavery, can teach the rest of the country a lesson.