Mercatus Institute Study Refutes Libertarian Conception of Freedom

The Mercatus Center, a libertarian think tank, produced a study today purporting to show that New York and California are the least-free places in the United States while New Hampshire and South Dakota are the freest:

From Mercatus Institute Study Refutes Libertarian Conception of Freedom

I’m waiting for headline “Mercatus relocates to South Dakota”. More importantly, there should be a distinction between most freedom and most opportunity to exercise your freedom.