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At first glance, most states on this list are in the south. It would be interesting to see which of these states receive the most transfer payments from the federal government, and how much they contribute in tax revenue. Then I'd dig deeper and see what state level policy prescriptions or investment could help reverse course. Which means seeing if they have Republican or Democrat led Governor or state legislature. Economically, states are usually anchored by a major industry, transportation node (navigable rivers, ports, rail), urban vs rural setting, universities for human capital etc. Cross border migration would be interesting, especially in context of globalization over the years. This chart is just the tipping point!