The Very Uneven States of America

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Over at Economix, Catherine Rampell points to this map from MapScroll which recreates the
UN Human Development Index for U.S. 

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The pattern is more or less what you would think. Rampell notes that:

Connecticut, which has the highest development of all American states, is roughly comparable with Ireland (the fifth most-developed country worldwide). But Mississippi has an H.D.I. level roughly on par with that of Turkey (#76 in the international development rankings).


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