If you're unemployed... 

Consider moving to North Dakota, where the cost of living is low, the jobs are plentiful, and entry-level workers at McDonalds can make $15 per hour.

In a free market, we'd see a lot more movement in the direction of a state with 0.7 unemployed workers for every job opening. Unfortunately, we are paying people to stay in places where there is no work.

North Dakota isn't a national solution to unemployment, obviously, but there is no question that our government is mildly discouraging the kind of movement that would help fill an employment vacuum.

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David Freddoso

David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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