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Iowa is a state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers to the west. It is bordered by six states; Wisconsin to the northeast, Illinois to the east, Missouri to the south, Nebraska to the west, South Dakota to the northwest and Minnesota to the north.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 42° N — Longitude: 93° W

Area: 145,746 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: US-IA

Birthplace of

David Bergland, David Peter Bergland, in Mapleton, on 4 Jun 1935
Norman Borlaug, Norman Ernest Borlaug, in Cresco, on 25 Mar 1914
James Bovard, on 1956
John Hospers, in Pella, on 9 Jun 1918
Charles Murray, Charles Alan Murray, in Newton, on 8 Jan 1943

Home To

Libertarian Party of Iowa, Des Moines

Deathplace of

Gordon Tullock, in Des Moines, on 3 Nov 2014

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Iowa | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 9, fiscal policy rank: 30, regulatory policy rank: 5, personal freedom rank: 12, economic freedom rank: 16
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers [PDF], Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 153


Abolish the Income Tax and IRS, by Sheldon Richman, 28 Oct 2014
Comments on a New York Times article describing the IRS practice of seizing bank accounts of ordinary people merely on the suspicion of avoiding reporting requirements on deposits of $10,000 or more
Dewan tells the story of a restaurateur who learned this the hard way:
For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant [in Arnolds Park, Iowa]. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block away—until last year, when two tax agents knocked on her door and informed her that they had seized her checking account, almost $33,000 ... [S]he has not been charged with any crime ...
"Who takes your money before they prove that you've done anything wrong with it?" Hinders asks. "The federal government does," the article replies.
Related Topics: Banking, Taxation

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Iowa" as of 29 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.