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Show-Me Newsletter, June 2013 Print E-mail
Friday, July 05, 2013

In this issue:

  • Next Gen Voices Reception Features New Media Experts
  • A Message From Executive Director Brenda Talent
  • Common Core: A Well-Intentioned Disaster
  • Roethelis Prove That Self-Reliance Works Better Than Government Reliance
  • The City With Available Vacant Land
  • National Teacher's Union Targets The Show-Me Institute
  • Show-Me Institute Focuses on Your Stories

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Show-Me Newsletter: 2012, Number 3 Print E-mail
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

In this issue:

  • A look at the Show-Me Institute's new policy questionnaire, "Principles or Politics?"
  • A message from Executive Director Brenda Talent
  • We profile the three latest additions to the Show-Me Institute staff.
  • Fellow Andrew Wilson reports on how the latest tax changes in Kansas will impact Missouri jobs.
  • Why Charles Willey, M.D., tireless advocate for free-market healthcare reforms, supports the Show-Me Institute.
  • A review of Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise, the latest book by Arthur Brooks, who recently spoke in Saint Louis at a Show-Me Institute co-sponsored event.
  • Education Policy Analyst James Shuls reports on how Missouri's schools are "stuck in the middle" in terms of academic achievement.
  • An overview of some of our scholars recent appearances on broadcast media.
  • An article on the recent effects that TIF and eminent domain have had on the Saint Louis County neighborhood of Hadley Township

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Show-Me Newsletter: 2012, Number 2 Print E-mail
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

In this issue:

  • a report on the supreme court's decision to uphold the ACA
  • a message from Executive Director Brenda Talent
  • Michael Rathbone's eighth-grade curriculum on the economics of the Great Depression
  • Recent ways the Show-Me Institute has helped spread information about the problems with TIFs
  • information on the Show-Me Institute's upcoming events
  • a recap of the 2012 Missouri Legislature's performance
  • a look at the legislation that will allow the forming of a new land bank in Kansas City

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Show-Me Newsletter: 2012, Number 1 Print E-mail

In this issue:

  • Fellow Andrew Wilson's "New Year's Resolutions" for the Missouri Legislature.
  • A message from Executive Director Brenda Talent about the Show-Me Institute's impact in 2011.
  • A look at the possibility of changing Interstate 70 in Missouri into a toll road.
  • A profile of Show-Me Institute supporter Jennifer Bukowsky.
  • Some of the latest Show-Me Institute public events and book club happenings.
  • An article about the Show-Me Institute's increasing role as a resource to media outlets throughout Missouri.
  • A glance at the new "Show-Me Minute" radio spots.
  • A view of what to expect from the Show-Me Institute this year.

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Show-Me Newsletter: 2011, Number 2 Print E-mail

In this issue:

  • A reminder call for the repeal of the earnings tax in Saint Louis and Kansas City.
  • Executive Director Brenda Talent summarizes the trajectory of proposed Aerotropolis tax credit legislation.
  • A summary of the Show-Me Institute's recent policy study on the Saint Louis land bank, the LRA.
  • A warm introduction for the Show-Me Institute's new director of development, Elizabeth Lanier-Shipp.
  • An invitation to attend the free-market book clubs sponsored by the Show-Me Institute, held in Saint Louis and Columbia.
  • A look at the Show-Me Institute's 2011 summer interns: who they are and where they're headed.
  • Recent and upcoming events hosted or sponsored by the Show-Me Institute.
  • A profile of the Show-Me Institute's new communications director, Rick Edlund.
  • An article opposing the use of red light cameras.

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Show-Me Newsletter: 2011, Number 1 Print E-mail

In this issue:

  • Garry Kasparov speaks at the John Cook School of Business, co-sponsored by the Show-Me Institute.
  • Chairman Crosby Kemper examines the free-market movement in light of recent developments.
  • A look at the recent state-wide victory to potentially eliminate earnings taxes in Kansas City and Saint Louis.
  • An article covering our recent open house in our Central West End office with keynote speaker Art Laffer.
  • Rebecca Bruchhauser details some New Year's Resolutions for legislators who wish to grow the Missouri economy.
  • An overview of the recent flurry of Show-Me Institute publications.
  • Details on ways in which the Show-Me Institute's message is being heard throughout Missouri.

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Show-Me Quarterly: Fall 2010 Print E-mail

In this issue:

  • An article about the Show-Me Institute's annual event honoring the life and intellectual legacy of economist and school choice leader Milton Friedman.
  • A message from the Show-Me Institute's new executive director, Brenda Talent.
  • A look at the institute's efforts to protect the right of Missourians to earn a living without unnecessary and burdensome licensing restrictions.
  • A note from Rebecca Bruchhauser about how supporting the Show-Me Institute is an investment in liberty.
  • An article about the institute's outreach efforts in western Missouri through a booth at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.
  • A recap of recent testimony delivered by Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Christine Harbin about the destructive economic effects of targeted development tax credits.

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Show-Me Quarterly: Spring 2010 Print E-mail

In this issue:

  • The Show-Me Institute hosts members of the American Legislative Exchange Council at its new office in the Central West End.
  • A message from Crosby Kemper about steps that individuals can take to promote freedom.
  • An article about how the commercial property tax surcharge harms businesses.
  • A look at how the institute's research and educational efforts about health care freedom.
  • A note from Rebecca Bruchhauser reviewing the Show-Me Institute's latest activities.
  • A profile of new institute board member Louis Griesemer.
  • An article about the IDEAS, a new interactive database that lets users track taxes in all 50 states.
 
Show-Me Quarterly: Winter 2010 Print E-mail

In this issue:

  • Education expert Dr. Jay Greene speaks in Kansas City.
  • A message from Rex Sinquefield about a recent essay he cowrote with Jack Naudi about the structural differences between income taxes and sales taxes.
  • An article about the Show-Me Institute's efforts to educate Missourians about the distortionary effects of income taxes.
  • A look at how the institute's scholars continually fight the battle for freedom.
  • A piece about the Show-Me Institute's book club, and its weekend spreading free-market ideas at a science fiction convention.
  • A summary of recent media coverage and interviews.
  • An article about the institute's recent Missouri blogosphere conference.
  • An article about how Show-Me Institute scholars testify before legislators in Jefferson City.
 
Show-Me Quarterly: Fall 2009 Print E-mail

In this issue:

  • A look at the speakers and topics featured at the Show-Me Institute's many events during the past few months.
  • A message from Rex Sinquefield about income taxes vs. sales taxes.
  • A pair of articles about the institute's four recent policy studies and new case study.
  • An overview of the exciting growth of the institute's free-market book club.
  • A reminder that the principles of freedom at stake in public policy debates have ongoing importance.
  • Congratulations to long-time Show-Me Institute supporter Whitey Herzog for his election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame!
  • An article about the institute's recent Missouri blogosphere conference.
  • A piece about our celebration of Milton Friedman's life and ideas, featuring school choice leader Kevin Chavous.
 
Show-Me Quarterly: Spring 2009 Print E-mail

In this issue:

  • A feature about the Show-Me Institute's new online videos of featured speakers and events.
  • A message from Joseph Haslag about stimulus spending.
  • An article by Dave Roland about urban education lectures cosponsored by the Kansas City Public Library.
  • A spotlight of the institute's use of technology to increase educational outreach.
  • An article about a new case study comparing economic growth in Missouri and Tennessee during the past several decades.
  • A profile of new board member Kevin Short.
 
Show-Me Quarterly: Winter 2009 Print E-mail

In this issue:

  • An article about the lectures and forum luncheons that the Show-Me Institute is sponsoring throughout Missouri.
  • A message from Jason Hannasch about a new Policy Pulse news coverage contest.
  • A look at the institute's free-market book club.
  • A message about how you can double the value of a donation to the Show-Me Institute.
  • An overview of "Government in Missouri," a new study by policy analyst David Stokes.
  • A summary of recent legislative testimony and radio appearances by Show-Me Institute scholars.
  • A profile of new board member Gerald Reynolds.
 
Show-Me Quarterly: Fall 2008 Print E-mail

In this issue:

  • An appreciation of all the hard work the Show-Me Institute's interns do.
  • A message from Rex Sinquefield about how Missouri's income tax causes economic stagnation.
  • An article about Freakonomics coauthor Steven Levitt's Saint Louis lecture, co-sponsored by SLU and SMI.
  • A look at the institute's new First Monday lunch meetings.
  • A feature about Policy Pulse, the Show-Me Institute's new interactive online tool providing real-time access to Missouri government.
  • A profile of new board member Joe Forshaw.
  • A look at two new policy studies, about Missouri's public pension systems and the economic issues surrounding private provision of highways, and a new case study analyzing the effects of occupational licensing on the massage therapy industries in Missouri and Kansas.
  • An outline of policy analyst David Stokes' appearances at a series of forums dealing with transportation funding issues throughout the state.
 
Show-Me Quarterly: Summer 2008 Print E-mail

In this issue:

  • A look at the Show-Me Institute's new staff members and Columbia facilities.
  • A message from Joseph Haslag, executive vice president, about development tax credits.
  • A profile of the Peabody Journal of Education issue devoted to reprinting seven Show-Me Institute studies.
  • An article about the institute's new economic policy speaker series.
  • A feature about "Show-Me: Living," an online set of interactive tools that provide practical information about Missouri government.
  • A look at two new policy studies, about transportation in Missouri and the state's judicial selection plan, and a new case study about the economic impact of the E-10 ethanol mandate.
 
Show-Me Quarterly: Winter 2008 Print E-mail

In this issue:

  • A review of recent Show-Me Institute policy studies.
  • A message from Jim Forsyth, of the board of directors, about how economic freedom and the entrepreurial spirit are the real driving forces behind widespread prosperity.
  • A look at Beverly Gossage's recent trip to attend a Cato Institute health care summit in Baltimore.
  • A profile of the Show-Me Institute's research director, Joe Haslag, who also works as an economics professor at the University of Missouri Columbia.
  • An overview of the Show-Me Institute's groundbreaking education funding conference in October.
  • Briefs about how the Show-Me Institute has made recent appearances in the Wall Street Journal and the Heritage Foundation's quarterly magazine The Insider.
 
Show-Me Quarterly: Fall 2007 Print E-mail

In this issue:

  • An introduction to four new members of the Show-Me Institute policy staff.
  • A message from Menlo Smith, of the board of directors, about how incremental changes for the better can have widespread effects over time.
  • A look at several Show-Me Institute events in recent months that help give a public face to our research and staff.
  • An overview of the Show-Me Institute research that is being used in academic settings.
  • A profile of board member Robert M. Heller, who served for 28 years as an associate judge on the Shannon County Circuit Court.
  • An article showing how Missouri's free-market health insurance law, HB 818, is now being used as model legislation in several other states.
 
Show-Me Quarterly: Summer 2007 Print E-mail

In this issue:

  • A look at how the research of Show-Me Institute scholars has influenced Missouri legislation.
  • A message from Ethelmae Humphreys, of the board of directors, about the value of liberty.
  • An article about a school choice poll conducted by the Show-Me Institute, which found widespread support across all demographics for the ability to choose educational alternatives.
  • A profile about Show-Me Institute research fellow Beverly Gossage, whose presentation to the Missouri Legislature on free-market health insurance reform influenced HB 818, which became law this summer.
  • Show-Me Institute policy analyst David Stokes praises MoDOT for its willingness to consider innovative new approaches to solving transportation problems including public-private partnerships, the design-build model, and truck-only lanes.
 
Show-Me Quarterly: Spring 2007 Print E-mail

In this issue:

  • Show-Me Institute President Rex Sinquefield spreads the word about a pair of studies demonstrating the economic harm caused by the earnings tax.
  • Michael Podgursky analyzes teacher salary schedule inefficiencies.
  • A study by Frederick M. Hess surveys the research literature on the effects of elected and appointed school boards on student achievement.
  • We profile board member and Show-Me Institute secretary Bevis Schock.
  • We highlight the many new features of our newly redesigned website.
  • Steve Bernstetter takes a look at cable franchise reform.
 
Show-Me Quarterly: Winter 2007 Print E-mail

In this issue:

  • A new study proposes that the Missouri income tax be phased out by 2020
  • The Show-Me Institute releases a pair of studies proposing a 10-year phase-out of the earnings tax in Saint Louis and Kansas City, respectively.
  • Education scholars and activists speak at several Show-Me Institute events in Kansas City and Saint Louis.
  • Vice president Jason Hannasch makes the case for education reform in Missouri.
  • We remember Milton Friedman, the twentieth century's greatest advocate of individual liberty.
  • Sarah Brodsky argues that Missouri's so-called "homeowner's bill of rights" enriches real estate brokers at the expense of homeowners.
 
Show-Me Quarterly: Fall 2006 Print E-mail

In this issue:

  • The Show-Me Institute published two studies examining the harmful impact of hiking the minimum wage, generating an avalanche of media coverage.
  • Show-Me Institute scholars have written several articles documenting the continued abuse of eminent domain in the wake of the Supreme Court's Kelo v. New London decision.
  • The Show-Me Institute has two programs designed to prepare young people for leadership roles: a year-round internship program and a bi-weekly book club.
  • Jim Forsyth joins the board of directors.
  • Chairman Crosby Kemper discusses the Show-Me Institute's research agenda on tax policy.
  • We profile board member Menlo Smith, who has devoted his retirement years to alleviating poverty through micro-credit.
  • Timothy B. Lee and Sarah Brodsky argue that charter schools can help minority students catch up to their white peers.
 
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