Selling Snake Oil to the States: The American Legislative Exchange Council’s Flawed Prescriptions for Prosperity

November 2012

By Peter Fisher of the Iowa Policy Project with Greg LeRoy and Philip Mattera

An analysis of the 15-point ALEC-Laffer State Competitiveness Index finds that it does not predict a stronger state economy. Indeed, those states ALEC rates best have done the worst since ALEC first began issuing