New Hampshire — ranked #1 in freedom — ranks 50th in the level of education of its legislators.As you may recall, we addressed this here.
I commend the Althouse blog post to you.
There is the question of the difference between correlation and causation. Then there is the question of if this might be telling us something about the people we elect to our legislatures. Looking at our four here in Lowell, The one with the least education is perhaps the most conservative. If we assume that the George Mason analysis suggests a relationship between "conservative" values (whatever that means) and freedom, as they define it, then we can see how more "conservative" (I would call them "classical liberals") are correlated with more freedom.
That, in turn, might lead us to ask if there is a correlation in terms of type of education. How many of our legislators have a liberal arts degree and how many have engineering degrees. That might be interesting to know. Not that it would be definitive for each individual legislator, but because it might help us to think about the impact of education on individuals.
The initial report is usually not the definitive answer, but could well be the start of an interesting discussion.
Regards — Cliff