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By Mike Ferguson on Aug 04, 2017

Mike Brown, Executive Director of the Missouri Online Summer Institute, discusses the opportunities this program offers for students interested in using online resources to supplement the education they’re getting in school.

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By Graham Renz on Jul 13, 2017

The Saint Louis Zoo is prized by locals as the best free attraction in the area, but the truth is it isn’t free at all.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Jun 30, 2017

With the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, there’s reason to be optimistic about school choice; however, another Supreme Court case is probably needed to advance educational opportunity.

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By Frank Catanzaro on Jun 16, 2017

Fancy bricks and big bucks: Chesterfield’s half-million dollar wall is getting a lot of attention and not for the right reasons.

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By Patrick Tuohey on May 22, 2017

Six years after a tornado destroyed much of Joplin, MO, the city is back. The population is larger now. Property values are higher now.  And what role did government play in all this?

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By Show-Me Institute Staff on May 18, 2017

Our 2017 Missouri Legislative Recap Telephone Town Hall on May 17 included discussion of the bills passed and defeated in Jefferson City and what the recently concluded legislative session means for our state going forward. Click above to listen to the recording.

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By Graham Renz on May 16, 2017

Policymakers are incentivizing projects all around the state in areas prone to flooding. Should taxpayers be on the hook for these financially risky investments?

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By Patrick Tuohey on May 09, 2017

Even without corporate welfare, cities can develop economically. With the right incentives—low taxes and little red tape—private investors have decided to rebuild one part of Kansas City.

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By Show-Me Institute Staff on May 02, 2017

Kevin M. Murphy, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, discusses the economics behind the rise in income inequality and what it tells us about the forces driving modern labor market outcomes.

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By Mike Ferguson on Apr 27, 2017

The truth is out: special taxing districts have been receiving billions of public dollars under the taxpayers’ radar for decades.

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