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At Long Last: The Payne-Stokes Debate Is Online

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] On Sept. 30 of this year, at Dressel’s Pub in the Central West End, a small crowd gathered to watch David Stokes and John Payne debate the topic “Are Libertarians and Conservatives Natural Allies?” Now this wonderful debate and its ensuing audience Q&A are … Continue reading »

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New Blog Feature: Random!

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] Whether you are a regular reader of Show-Me Daily, a sometimes visitor, or a first-time glancer, you can see that there are plenty of great posts right on the front page. But there’s also prolific content from our many authors going back all the … Continue reading »

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The Earnings Tax Is Still Bad, for All the Reasons We’ve Already Said

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] The Kansas City Star‘s website has a piece today by two Saint Louis University professors arguing against the repeal of the earnings taxes in St. Louis and Kansas City. The bulk of their commentary is intended to be a criticism of this 2006 study … Continue reading »

Categories: Local Government, Show-Me Institute, Taxes | 4 Comments

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 »

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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 »

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Handle Stimulus Funds With Care

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] The Columbia Missourian has an op-ed from the Show-Me Institute’s Joe Haslag and David Stokes. It addresses the question of what legislators should have done with the federal stimulus money coming to Missouri. Haslag and Stokes recommend using the funds as an opportunity to … Continue reading »

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Advance Your Career While Advancing Liberty

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] There’s a fantastic offer on the table for anyone interested in promoting the cause of free markets and individual liberty — the Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program. Included in the offer: $1,500 stipend Housing allowance, up to $2,000 An eight-week internship at the Show-Me … Continue reading »

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