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Video: A Conversation with Audrey Spalding of the Show-Me Institute

May 31st, 2011 · No Comments

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Video: ‘Aerotropolis’ Bill Testimony

May 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Hat tip:showmeinstitute The Missouri Senate Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee heard testimony from the public about the proposed “Aerotropolis” subsidy bill. Show-Me Institute policy analysts Audrey Spalding and Christine Harbin were on hand to deliver their own impressions of the problems with the proposed legislation. They were, in fact, the lone opposing witnesses […]

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Video: SMI: Reasons for Charter School Success – Caroline Hoxby, Ph.D.

April 6th, 2011 · No Comments

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Video: Anthony Barber and the LRA – The Impact of Rejection

March 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Hat tip:showmeinstitute Anthony Barber wants to open a barbecue restaurant in north Saint Louis. But last summer, the city rejected his bid to buy the vacant building where he planned to put it. Now, after a yearlong investigation by Show-Me Institute policy analyst Audrey Spalding, the city has said that it will reconsider his application. […]

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SMI: “Stop Trying to Pick Winners and Losers in the Economy, Mr. President”

January 27th, 2011 · No Comments

By Andrew Wilson  The recurring theme in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address was “winning the future.” It’s a good theme — focusing attention on the need for U.S. workers and businesses to face the challenge of competing in world markets. We are no longer living in a world — as the president […]

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Video: SMI’s David Stokes – Transportation in Missouri

May 21st, 2010 · No Comments

With fuel prices expected to be seventy cents cheaper during the summer driving season, how will Missouri replace that loss fuel tax revenue in this worsening Obama economy? Mr. Stokes has an interesting idea that could be an example of the government and the private sector actually working together to solve a problem.  “The use […]

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SMI: Missouri’s Green Tax Rebates a Wasteful Use of State Funds

April 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Show-Me-Institute research analyst Christine Harbin pens an op-ed about Missouri’s green sales tax holiday and rebate program. Harbin argues that instead of creating new economic activity, programs that offer rebates on specific products like appliances and cars merely distort the market. By Christine Harbin On April 19, Missouri began a weeklong program of providing $5.6 […]

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S-M-I Tool Provides Tax Burden Data at Your Fingertips

April 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

“Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.” — Sen. Barack Obama In 2009, Dr. Arthur Laffer, one of the world’s most influential economists, teamed up with the […]

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SMI: Taxes and Government Spending Undermine Economic Growth

March 10th, 2010 · No Comments

By John Payne With stimulus spending one of the most contentious issues in a very contentious political year, politicians of all stripes have argued about whether government spending boosts or hinders economic growth. It is beyond debate, however, that the spending will have to be paid for by taxpayers either now or in the future. […]

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Video: Art Laffer: Dynamic Growth for Missouri

January 21st, 2010 · No Comments

Hat tip:AFPMissouri Economist Art Laffer testified in favor of Missouri HJR 56/ SJR 29. Laffer explains his research supporting the elimination of State Income Tax and discusses the harmful effects of Missouri’s income tax. To achieve the most economic growth and job creation, Missouri should eliminate its state income tax and move to a sales […]

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