We should be wary of government planning in general. But when those who have been managing and planning the foundering Wichita-area economy want to step up their management of resources, we risk compounding our problems.
Posts tagged as “Interventionism”
The Wichita City Council will consider approval of a redevelopment plan in a tax increment financing (TIF) district.
Here's evidence of a government program that, undoubtedly, was started with good intentions, but hasn't produced the intended results.
PEAK, a Kansas economic development incentive program, redirects employee income taxes back to the employing company.
In Rich States, Poor States, Kansas improves its middle-of-the-pack performance, but continues with a mediocre forward-looking forecast.
Explaining common economic development programs in Kansas.
In Rich States, Poor States, Kansas continues with middle-of-the-pack performance, and fell sharply in the forward-looking forecast.
A real estate development in College Hill was not successful. What does this mean for city taxpayers?
The unfortunate news of the cancellation of a new aircraft program can be a learning opportunity for Wichita.
Business groups and government agencies usually favor Ex-Im. Free-market and capitalism advocacy groups are almost universally opposed.
Jeffrey Tucker talks about his most recent book “Bit by Bit: How P2P Is Freeing the World” and how Bitcoin and other distributed technologies are affecting the world.
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.
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.
In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: As Sedgwick County proposes small spending cuts, those who benefit are vocal in their displeasure. Then, two more episodes from “Love Gov” covering health care and the housing market.
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.
Cato Institute Senior Fellow Michael Tanner speaks about his new book, "Going for Broke: Deficits, Debt and the Entitlement Crisis," at a luncheon of the Wichita Pachyderm Club, July 31, 2014.
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.