Politicians can't promise to grow the economy and simultaneously limit access to abortion and birth control; economic health and reproductive health are linked.
North Dakota's state-owned bank continues to report record profits. California, with 50 times North Dakota's population, could follow that state's lead.
Rob Larson is professor of economics at Tacoma Community College in Washington State, and author of Bleakonomics from Pluto Press. Follow him on Twitter @IronicProfessor.