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Transportation

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

High-Speed Rail Would Take Taxpayers for a Ride

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] There’s an unfortunate discussion going on among Midwestern governors and the federal government about a possible high-speed rail line linking major Midwestern cities. The Show-Me Institute has covered the problems with light rail in the past, but surely some of the arguments carry over: … Continue reading »

Categories: Government Spending, Transportation | 1 Comment

No Experience? No Problem!

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] There’s an interesting post on the Freakonomics blog about the computer game SimCity and how it relates to a new web application from the Kansas Department of Transportation. In SimCity, you play the role of the concerned and active government planner, taxing, zoning, and … Continue reading »

Categories: Economic Freedom, Transportation | 1 Comment

The More You Learn …

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] Remember when I mentioned that everyone could probably benefit from learning more about retirement saving? Well, in a Wall Street Journal article with something of a Missouri focus, I learned that Edward Jones still employs financial Fuller Brush Men who discuss investment options with … Continue reading »

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Stock Slump Provides Bridge to Cheaper Gas

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] The stock market troubles that have made the front page of CNN’s website almost every day for the last two weeks (at least) are fairly generally accepted to be part of a national economic slowdown, which is almost certainly much older than the recent … Continue reading »

Categories: Energy, Government Spending, Taxes, Transportation | Leave a comment