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Monthly Archives: September 2009

Taxinomics: How Not to Run an Industry

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] There’s an article in the Chicago Sun-Times about the state of the taxi industry in the Windy City, and how cab drivers are presently working to change it. Rates are capped there by the city, and any rate hike requires prior approval by the … Continue reading »

Categories: Economic Freedom, Regulation, Transportation | 2 Comments

Vroman made me do it: Tourney Report from 9/20 Mox event

At 6am on Sunday, Vroman, Josh Lalo and I departed from Vroman’s apartment in the U-city loop to drive 5+hours to a Vintage tournament a little ways north of Chicago to compete for a Mox Pearl. The night before the event, I went to a birthday party for a friend of my girlfriend’s. It was … Continue reading »

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Missouri’s Ticking Pension Time Bomb

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] The front page article in today’s Post-Dispatch is about the underfunding of Missouri’s public employee pension programs. This is a serious issue that deserves more attention, and the Show-Me Institute is happy to oblige. Check out our full policy study on the matter, as … Continue reading »

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