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Show-Me Daily
By Rik W. Hafer on Jun 30, 2017

The results are in, and they are hardly surprising: A new study has found that the increase in Seattle’s minimum wage has had detrimental effects on exactly those groups such market interventions are supposed to help.

Show-Me Daily
By Patrick Tuohey on Jun 30, 2017

City leaders are still pointing to Kansas City’s downtown as an economic development success story.

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.

Show-Me Daily
By Graham Renz on Jun 29, 2017

Economic development incentives like tax increment financing (TIF) and tax abatement have been grossly misused in Missouri’s two major cities for decades.

Show-Me Daily
By Michael Q. McShane on Jun 28, 2017

In the two-bit morality play that is pension reform in Missouri, my colleagues and I are frequently cast as the villains. 

Show-Me Daily
By Michael Q. McShane on Jun 27, 2017

Earlier this month the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released a draft of its plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Graham Renz on Jun 27, 2017

It’s far too easy to spend other people’s money. If you’ve ever had a credit card or your identity stolen, you know this far too well.

Stanford economist Russ Roberts summarized the phenomenon thusly: “If you’re paying, I’ll have top sirloin.”

Show-Me Daily
By Michael Q. McShane on Jun 26, 2017

This morning, the United State Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of a Columbia preschool that was denied a state grant to purchase scrap tires for their playground.

Media Appearances
By Mike Ferguson on Jun 23, 2017

The Show-Me Institute's Mike Ferguson appeared on ABC St.

Media Appearances
By Patrick Tuohey on Jun 23, 2017

On Thursday, June 22, the Show-Me Institute’s Patrick Tuohey appeared on KCPT’s Ruckus to discuss the debate over the financing mechanism and public support for a single-terminal KCI, education funding in Kansas, and the decline of civil discourse in politics.