Does Kansas have its own version of Solyndra, the politically-connected firm that failed and cost taxpayers some $535 billion? We don't know. But the Abengoa cellulosic ethanol plant near Hugoton received a $132.4 million loan guarantee under the same program that benefited Solyndra.
Posts tagged as “Free markets”
Why are so many opposed to private property and free exchange -- capitalism, in other words -- in favor of large-scale government interventionism? Lack of knowledge, or ignorance, is one answer, but there is another.
Americans for Prosperity is one of the largest grassroots political action groups. Its motto is “Economic Freedom in Action.” Rodger Woods, deputy state director for AFP-Kansas, joins me to explain AFP’s mission and goals, and some specific issues.
The Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce urges spending over fiscally sound policies and tax restraint in Sedgwick County.
An often unappreciated mechanism throughout the Kansas budget severely limits the ability of legislators and governors to adapt to changing state priorities. A new paper from Kansas Policy Institute explains.
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
Kansas senators vote to advance Ex-Im Bank
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.
A series of short videos from the Independent Institute entertains and teaches lessons at the same time.
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.
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 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.
There are things both easy and difficult Wichita could do to make the city inclusive and welcoming of all, especially the young and diverse.
Here is a sampling of stories from Voice for Liberty in 2014.
Markets make it possible for the most altruistic, as well as the most selfish, to advance their purposes in peace, writes Tom G. Palmer.
Kansas Policy Institute has published a book exploring the relationship between the size of government and economic growth.
Does the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce support free markets, capitalism, and economic freedom, or something else?
A look at some elements of Wichita’s legislative agenda for state government, in particular special tax treatment for special artists, problems with the city’s numbers regarding airfares, and why we should abandon the pursuit of passenger rail. Then, why are people not more involved in political affairs?
Freedom creates prosperity. It unleashes human talent, invention and innovation, creating wealth where none existed before, writes Eamonn Butler of the Adam Smith Institute.