The American Jazz Museum in Kansas City is a failure, as is the entertainment district in which it resides. It is an expensive failure.
Kudos to Kansas City Star editorial board member Dave Helling for his recent column on taxes in Kansas City, and legislative efforts to cap sales taxes at 14 percent.
Behavioral economists study humans to figure out how we react to things like prices, supply and demand, and signaling, to name a few. But some researchers are taking that field of study to a non-human level and they’re discovering some very interesting phenomena.
Three cheers for The Kansas City Business Journal for writing about the costs to taxpayers of economic development subsidies offered up by city leaders.
When my wife and I took our four children to Disney World over spring break, we knew they would pester us for every little knick-knack and toy that they saw. So, instead of keeping the purchasing power in our hands, we put it in theirs.
The Beatles famously sang the above lyric in their song Taxman. It comes to mind because, believe it or not, leaders in Kansas City think that a 14 percent sales tax is—I am not making this up—not high enough.
The results are in, and they’re not great. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Education released the Nation’s Report Card, and Missouri is middle of the pack—at best. Nationwide, Missouri 4th graders rank 24th in reading and 25th in math.
Researchers and activists across Missouri have long decried the way in which city governments too easily give away taxpayer money.
Andrew Biggs’ Show-Me Institute essay on the current condition of the Missouri State Employees Retirement System (MOSERS) demonstrates that, like so many state plans, MOSERS is experienc
The city teacher retirement plans in Missouri are in trouble. There’s a solid chance that the Kansas City Public Schools Retirement System (KCPSRS) could be out of money in just 20 years. And the St. Louis Public School Retirement System (STLPSRS) is taking the St.