Should I stay, or should I go? How to balance American rootedness and wanderlust.

 Would you rather live in a place with a vibrant, dynamic economy, or one with a tightknit community where people know their neighbors?

Your first response might be, “Why do I have to choose?” The answer comes in a recent report from the Legatum Institute, a think tank in London, which evaluated the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia on 200 indicators of economic success, social progress and well-being that go into a capacious definition of prosperity. (I am a board member of the institute but did not contribute to the research...


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