A Wichita real estate development benefits from the sales taxes you pay, but doesn't want to pay themselves.
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As we approach another birthday of Milton Friedman, here's his article where he clears up the authorship of a famous aphorism, and explains how to really get a free lunch
As we approach another birthday of Milton Friedman, here's his column from Newsweek in 1982 that explains that despite good intentions, the result of government intervention often harms those it is intended to help.
Most Americans would be surprised to learn that they are, in fact, in the top one percent of income -- when the entire world is considered. It is economic freedom in America that has been responsible for this high standard of living. But America's ranking among the countries in economic freedom has declined, and may fall further.
Kansas needs to trim state government spending so that its economy may grow by harnessing the benefits of the private sector over government.
Despite a policy change, the Wichita city council still votes for no-bid contracts paid for with taxpayer funds.
Based on events in Wichita, the Wall Street Journal wrote "What Americans seem to want most from government these days is equal treatment. They increasingly realize that powerful government nearly always helps the powerful ..." But Wichita's elites don't seem to understand this.
The Kansas STAR bonds program provides a mechanism for spending by autopilot, without specific appropriation by the legislature.
The purchase of a piano by a Kansas school district teaches us a lesson. Instead of a system in which schools raise money voluntarily -- a system in which customers are happy to buy, donors are happy to give, and schools are grateful to receive -- we have strife.
Resources on tax increment financing (TIF) districts.
Here is a sampling of stories from Voice for Liberty in 2014.
The issue of awarding an economic development incentive reveals much as to why the Wichita-area economy has not grown.
Markets make it possible for the most altruistic, as well as the most selfish, to advance their purposes in peace, writes Tom G. Palmer.
In Wichita and Sedgwick County, can we run government like a business? Should we even try? Do our leaders think there is a difference?
Does the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce support free markets, capitalism, and economic freedom, or something else?
A request for correspondence belonging to a Kansas University faculty member is a blatant attempt to squelch academic freedom and free speech.
In this excerpt from WichitaLiberty.TV, I introduce the video "I, Pencil" and then show the movie as created by Competitive Enterprise Institute.
In Sedgwick County, an unlikely hero emerges in the battle for capitalism over cronyism.
Andrew Bernstein is a proponent of Ayn Rand's Objectivism, an author, and a professor of philosophy. We talk about capitalism and other subjects.