Virginia took top honors as the best state for business in CNBC’s annual competitiveness rankings—but the accomplishment was tarnished by the adoption of leftwing “inclusion” and “voting rights” and other Woke Capitalism criteria.
North Carolina would likely have scored the winning spot under the more traditional rankings that CNBC employed until the year before last. But this year it came in second because of the changes to the annual rankings.
In past years, CNBC had a category called “Quality of LIfe” among the 10 it used to measure a state’s ranking. This looked at crime rates, health care, and environmental quality. Last year, the contest was put on hold during the pandemic.
This year, following the “racial reckoning” that followed the death of George Floyd and leftwing rioting in cities across America, CNBC abandoned this for a new category it calls Life, Health, and Inclusion. While CNBC claims