At least, it isn’t if you’re in New Jersey.
From what I know of New Jersey, it’s more like they have a problem with personal freedom and self-responsibility.
The best way to deal with these places is not to deal with them. Don’t patronize businesses there, and tell them why. Live there and love your freedom? Move. Deprive them of your industry, your ingenuity and most importantly, your taxes. Allow them to sink into the morass of their own making.