On the latest episode of The Show-Me Institute Podcast, Dr. Susan Pendergrass is joined by Cato’s Neal McCluskey. They discuss student debt forgiveness, the difference between the experience of touring a U.S. university campus and a U.K.
The Joplin Globe recently reported that Joplin's disaster recovery tax-increment financing (TIF) district is being closed after eig
Being environmentally conscious is all the rage these days. But many popular ideas about environmentalism are fueled by misconceptions.
Truth is stranger than fiction.
Members of The Kansas City Star’s editorial board have lamented that the one-eighth-cent sales tax adopted by a citywide vote in 2017 to help spur development on the east side of Kansas City has failed to
The ability of government to tax you—to take your money through force—comes with an obligation of stewardship and openness, and those obligations don't have a minimum size requirement. Big city or small, the obligations are the same.
Trust your gut. That’s about as good and as universal of a piece of advice as you can get.
As we’ve often noted, tax-increment financing (TIF) in Missouri drains millions of dollars from legitimate government uses every year, often benefiting developers by pushing off their tax burdens onto other taxpayers.
Show-Me Institute analysts have written for years about the benefits of funding a transportation system with user fees. User fees ensure that the people who use things are the people who pay for those things.