Citizen activists were concerned about unleashing a corrupting influence in Wichita City Hall, but they didn’t know it’s already there. Then, the regulatory landscape in Wichita. Finally, what can a pencil teach us about how the world works?
Posts tagged as “Cronyism”
Another Wichita company that paid to persuade you to vote for higher taxes now seeks to avoid paying those taxes.
Explaining common economic development programs in Kansas.
The effect of a proposed bill to end transfer of Kansas sales tax revenue to the highway fund is distorted by promoters of taxation and spending.
Do corporations prefer the marketplace or a large and powerful government?
An op-ed by an advocate for more highway spending in Kansas needs context and correction.
In this excerpt from WichitaLiberty.TV: How does Tax Increment Financing (TIF) work in Kansas? Is is a good thing, or not?
In this excerpt from WichitaLiberty.TV: Can we reform economic development in Wichita to give us the growth we need?
A look at Wichita community outreach and communications, rewriting city council history, and entrepreneurship.
A company that has a taxpayer-guaranteed loan may be entering bankruptcy. Will taxpayers have to pay?
A Wichita developer seeks to have taxpayers fund a large portion of his development costs, using a wasteful government program of dubious value.
A change to Wichita city election law is likely to have little practical effect.
Wichita's establishment prefers cronyism over capitalism.
The unfortunate news of the cancellation of a new aircraft program can be a learning opportunity for Wichita.
By advocating for revival of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce continues its advocacy for more business welfare, more taxes, more wasteful government spending, and more cronyism
Business groups and government agencies usually favor Ex-Im. Free-market and capitalism advocacy groups are almost universally opposed.
Shoppers in west Wichita should prepare to pay higher taxes, if the city approves a Community Improvement District at Kellogg and West Streets.
A proposed special tax district in Wichita holds the potential to harm consumers, the city's reputation, and the business prospects of competitors. Besides, we shouldn't let private parties use a government function for their exclusive benefit.
Despite a government tax giveaway program, problems with delinquent special assessment taxes in Wichita have become worse.
In Sedgwick County, we see that once companies are accustomed to government entitlements, any reduction is met with resistance.