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Why Was The Depression So Great? Print E-mail
By Michael Rathbone   
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Show-Me Institute Policy Researcher Michael Rathbone explains the causes of the Great Depression and the effects of government policies during that crisis in this presentation titled "Why was the Depression so Great?"

This presentation covers three main points: what caused the Great Depression; what caused it to go on for so long; and how did we finally get out of it.

Many believe that the cause was the stock market crash of 1929, which caused the Great Depression and a laissez-faire approach toward the crisis, ultimately making things worse. However, that is incorrect. In fact, while the crash started the crisis, it was a series of well-intentioned but poorly thought-out government actions that turned a sharp recession into a depression.

This presentation details how, in fact, President Roosevelt built upon the policies of President Hoover to combat the Depression. However, these policies did not get the country out of the Depression. In reality, it took a combination of events, including World War II, to actually end the Depression and restore strong economic growth. After watching this presentation, you will have a better understanding of that era in American history and the effects of public policy on the economy.

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Joseph Miller on Mass Transit in St. Louis Print E-mail
By Joseph Miller   
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Have you heard of the proposed Metro fare increases? Metro may need to raise fares to cover its rising expenses. Joseph Miller talks about strategies to raise fares that Metro should consider. He also notes that Metro should reduce or eliminate routes that require high taxpayer subsidies.

 
Michael Podgursky, Ph.D., on the Minimum Wage Print E-mail
By Michael Podgursky   
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Michael Podgursky, Ph.D., responds to recent arguments to raise the minimum wage. While raising the minimum wage would help a few low-skill workers, it would also eliminate many low-skill jobs. Podgursky says there's a better way.

 

 
Brenda Talent at CPAC St. Louis Print E-mail
By Brenda Talent   
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Show-Me Institute Executive Director Brenda Talent addresses the regional CPAC conference in St. Louis.

 
Entrepreneur vs. Government: Fashion Trucks Print E-mail
By Kacie Barnes   
Sunday, July 28, 2013

Emily Ponath wants to bring high fashion to office workers on their lunch breaks in downtown St. Louis, but city regulations stand in the way.

 
Paperless Ticketing: Are You a Belieber? Print E-mail
By Kacie Galbraith   
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ticketmaster is proposing paperless ticketing technology that would limit the freedom of fans to buy, sell, and give away tickets to concerts and other events. Show-Me Institute Research Assistant Kacie Galbraith stopped by the recent Justin Bieber concert in Saint Louis to ask fans what they think of the change.

 
Suppressing the Vote or Stopping Fraud: the Voter ID Debate Print E-mail
By John Fund and Denise Lieberman   
Saturday, November 03, 2012

On October 25, 2012, in an event co-sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Show-Me Institute, a crowd of excited attendees gathered despite inclement weather in Saint Louis to watch a debate on the hotly contested topic of voter ID laws.

John Fund, senior editor of the American Spectator, and Denise Lieberman, senior attorney for Advancement Project, represented the opposing sides of the debate, with Missouri Circuit Court Judge Robert H. Dierker moderating.

 
Are Free Markets Only Good for the Rich? Print E-mail
By Arthur Brooks   
Thursday, September 27, 2012

At the Show-Me Institute's Speaker Series on September 12, American Enterprise Institute CEO Arthur Brooks talked about the moral argument for capitalism and free enterprise.

 
A Bankrupt Idea? Print E-mail
By Audrey Spalding   
Friday, May 25, 2012

Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Audrey Spalding says setting up a land bank in Kansas City is bad legislation.

 
Patrick Ishmael on Jaco Report - Voter ID Print E-mail
By Patrick Ishmael   
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

On May 13, Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Patrick Ishmael appeared on Channel 2's Jaco Report in Saint Louis to discuss the merits of voter ID reform in Missouri.

View the video on Fox 2's website by clicking here.

 
How Economic Freedom Helped Rebuild Joplin Print E-mail
By Economic Freedom Project   
Monday, March 12, 2012

This video, created by the Economic Freedom Project, demonstrates the power of free markets to create and restore — in this case showcasing Joplin, Mo and the volunteers, workers, and residents acting in a market free from government help or excessive regulations.

 
A Rebirth for Saint Louis? and When "Smart Growth" Isn't Print E-mail
By Wendell Cox   
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

In these two videos, Wendell Cox explains some of the ideas and implications of his recent policy study for the Show-Me Institute. Is Saint Louis poised to see a population resurgence? Is "smart growth" harming the areas that implement it?

 
How Well Do Financial Markets Work? Print E-mail
By John Howe, Rex Sinquefield   
Friday, December 23, 2011

In the final Show-Me Forum of 2011, Missouri Bankers Chair John Howe and Show-Me Institute President Rex Sinquefield discuss the "efficient markets hypothesis," the idea that it's impossible to "beat the market" because stock prices reflect all available information. Professor Howe takes a theoretical approach from the start, but buttresses his arguments with a number of studies and experiences.

 
Donnybrook: Audrey Spalding Returns to KETC Print E-mail
By Audrey Spalding   
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Audrey Spalding returned to Saint Louis local roundtable discussion show Donnybrook on December 15, 2011. Among the topics covered this time were: a proposal to ban texting while driving in the state of Missouri, the new leadership announced by the RCGA, the controversy surrounding Lowe's and "All-American Muslim," and Pujols' departure from the Saint Louis Cardinals.

Click here to watch the video of the event.

 
Stokes on Jaco Report - Minimum Wage Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Monday, December 12, 2011

Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst David Stokes recently appeared on Channel 2's Jaco Report in Saint Louis in support of the idea that the minimum wage is harmful for the Missouri economy.

View the video on Fox 2's website by clicking here.

 
No Truck With Food Trucks? Print E-mail
By Christine Harbin, Rick Edlund   
Thursday, June 09, 2011

Food trucks are gaining popularity nationwide, and the greater Saint Louis area is no exception. Some localities wish to ban the food trucks, restricting competition and consumer choice. In this video, cupcake truck owner Jeff Pupillo explains how allowing such competition benefits consumers, workers and taxpayers.

 
An End to Red Light Cameras in Saint Louis? Print E-mail
By David Stokes   
Thursday, June 02, 2011

Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst David Stokes weighs in on red light cameras in Saint Louis — the recent ruling that found such cameras illegal in Saint Louis, and the implications of the ruling for the city payroll tax.

 
Misconceptions About Walmart and Other Big Box Retailers Print E-mail
By Art Carden   
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

On April 22, economist Art Carden of Rhodes College stopped by the Show-Me Institute's office to talk to the staff about his research. Carden's recent work focuses on the economic impact of Walmart and other big-box retailers. In his remarks, he pokes holes in the many popular misconceptions surrounding such retail chains.

 
Food Trucks and the Free Market: What are People Saying? Print E-mail
By Christine Harbin, Rick Edlund, Josh Smith   
Monday, April 18, 2011

Food trucks are growing in popularity in the Saint Louis area. Some area legislators want to restrict their freedom of movement. In this video, Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Christine Harbin hits the streets of the Central West End to find out what the customers think of food trucks and of legislative efforts to put the brakes on wheeled food.

 
A Second Chance Print E-mail
By Audrey Spalding, Rick Edlund, Thomas Duda, Josh Smith   
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Anthony Barber wants to open a barbecue restaurant in north Saint Louis. But last summer, the city rejected his bid to buy the vacant building where he planned to put it. Now, after a yearlong investigation by Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Audrey Spalding, the city has said that it will reconsider his application. Here's Anthony’s story.

 
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