Kansas City Star’s dishonest portrayal of renewable energy mandate

The Star touts economic gains to the wind industry but ignores the reality that those gains come at the expense of everyone else in the form of higher taxes, higher electricity prices and other unseen economic consequences, writes Dave Trabert of Kansas Policy Institute. Continue reading Kansas City Star’s dishonest portrayal of renewable energy mandate

WichitaLiberty.TV: Schools and the nature of competition and cooperation, Wind power and taxes

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. Continue reading WichitaLiberty.TV: Schools and the nature of competition and cooperation, Wind power and taxes

WichitaLiberty.TV: For whose benefit are elections, school employment, wind power, unions, unemployment

The controversy over the timing of city and school board elections provides an insight into government. Then: Can a candidate for governor’s claims about Kansas school employment be believed? Wind power is expensive electricity, very expensive. A Wichita auto dealer pushes back against union protests. Finally, what is the real rate of unemployment in America? Continue reading WichitaLiberty.TV: For whose benefit are elections, school employment, wind power, unions, unemployment

WichitaLiberty.TV: Government planning, taxes, and carbon

The City of Wichita held a workshop where the Community Investments Plan Steering Committee delivered a progress report to the city council. The document holds some facts that ought to make Wichitans think, and think hard. Then: What is the purpose of high tax rates on high income earners? Finally: Advances in producing oil and natural gas make for a more competitive and carbon-efficient economy. Continue reading WichitaLiberty.TV: Government planning, taxes, and carbon