Red Tape - Essay
Is There a Link Between Economic Freedom and State Economic Growth? Print E-mail
By Rik W. Hafer   
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Economists largely agree that there are several crucial factors that explain differences in economic growth across countries and states. These factors are labor, capital, and technology—or, more generically, knowledge. Just how an economy mixes together these necessary building blocks explains why some countries experience sustained economic growth and others do not.

Missouri’s Economic Record In The 21st Century Print E-mail
By Rik W. Hafer and Michael Rathbone   
Monday, June 02, 2014

One of the more important rankings is how states perform economically compared to one another. In this essay, we will compare Missouri’s economic track record to other states so far in this century.

Increasing The Minimum Wage Does More Harm Than Good Print E-mail
By Rik W. Hafer   
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Establishing a minimum wage higher than the going wage rate for the low-skilled segment of the working population will harm many of the very workers for whom the minimum wage is supposed to help.



Show-Me Daily Blog data-button
Show-Me Living Show-Me Sunshine
Sign up for the Show-Me Institutes RSS feedSign up for the Show-Me Institutes RSS feedSign up for the Show-Me Institutes RSS feedFollow the Show-Me Institute on FacebookFollow the Show-Me Institute on TwitterWatch the Show-Me Instititute on You Tube


Signup here:


JavaScript is disabled!
To display this content, you need a JavaScript capable browser.

More videos...


Show-Me Minutes
November 4, 2014

Listen to these all new audio clips from the Show-Me Institute about free-market ideas: Medicaid: Medicaid expansion sounds like free money, but...

Hear More

5297 Washington Pl.
Saint Louis, MO 63108

Phone: (314) 454-0647
Fax: (314) 454-0667