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Our World-Famous Health Care Study

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] The latest Show-Me Institute Policy Study — “The Prognosis for National Health Insurance: A Missouri Perspective” — is shaping up to be a slam dunk. Produced by Arduin, Laffer & Moore Econometrics, the study gives some historical perspective on the growth of the public … Continue reading »

Categories: Health Care, Media, Show-Me Institute | Leave a comment

David Stokes on the News

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] I didn’t catch David Stokes on Fox 2 last night in St Louis, but fortunately the clip is online. Dave was interviewed regarding the Internet furor about plans by the city of St. Louis to apply its 1-percent earnings tax to players in the … Continue reading »

Categories: Local Government, Media, Show-Me Institute, Taxes | 1 Comment

MOSERS Bonuses Revisited

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] Jim Winkelmann — who was mentioned recently on this blog for his pithy letter to the Post-Dispatch arguing against the Clayton smoking ban — has had another letter to the editor printed in that paper. This one addresses the contentious topic of bonuses for … Continue reading »

Categories: Economic Freedom, Media | 5 Comments

The First Shall Be Last

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] According to this New York Times article, a number of states were competing for the honor of “first to spend federal stimulus money on infrastructure,” and, by some accounts, Missouri won. Even die-hard free-marketers will likely agree that once the federal government decides to … Continue reading »

Categories: Government Spending, Media, Taxes | 2 Comments

The Gun Buyback May Not Come Back

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] An article from the Post-Dispatch tells us that, despite a request from the police chief to repeat last year’s gun buyback, the Board of Police Commissioners failed to approve funding for the program. The matter failed on a 2-2 tie vote, with the mayor … Continue reading »

Categories: Local Government, Media | 4 Comments

Won’t Someone Think of the Children?

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] One of the top stories in the Post-Dispatch today reports that registered sex offenders will be closely monitored by increased police presence on Halloween. There are some problems with sex offender registration as a whole, so it may not be worth the increased police … Continue reading »

Categories: Government Spending, Media | 3 Comments