From Karl Peterjohn, an account of why the Wichita Pachyderm Club is a valuable civic institution.
Posts tagged as “Civil society”
The Douglas Design District proposes to transform from a voluntary business organization to a tax-funded branch of government (but doesn't say so).
Matte Kibb of Free the People joins Karl Peterjohn and Bob Weeks to discuss FreeThePeople.org and our relationship with government.
In Sedgwick County the debate over the budget has the dimension of a moral crusade, except for one thing.
That so many speakers at a public hearing were in favor of government spending is not surprising.
If local governments don't fund arts, we risk a Soviet-style existence. This line of thought is precisely backwards.
A forthcoming book by Charles Murray holds an intriguing idea as to how Americans can reassert liberty: Civil disobedience. Make the federal government an "insurable hazard."
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.
Tax increment financing disrupts the usual flow of tax dollars, routing funds away from cash-strapped cities, counties, and schools back to the TIF-financed development. TIF creates distortions in the way cities develop, and researchers find that the use of TIF means lower economic growth.
If we really want to protect religious freedom in our country, then we should elect candidates who will defend the rights of all citizens to practice whichever religion they choose. That is true religious liberty, writes Eileen Umbehr.
Competition must surely be one of the most misunderstood concepts. As applied to economics, government, and markets, the benefits of competition are not understood and valued.
A Kansas newspaper editorial is terribly confused about schools and the nature of competition in markets. Then, we already knew that the wind power industry in Kansas enjoys tax credits and mandates. Now we learn that the industry largely escapes paying property taxes.