Show-Me Institute in the Media, and Dr. Haslag on With McGraw Tomorrow
We have had a rather busy week or so in the media. More important than the past, though, is the future — so everyone in St. Louis please listen in tomorrow morning during the 10 a.m. hour, when Professor Joe Haslag will be appearing with McGraw Millhaven on the Big 550, KTRS, to discuss income and earnings taxes.
Also, I appeared last night on KMOV Channel 4 in St. Louis to talk about the Show-Me Institute’s several state income tax studies that were conducted by others here. (Why did I do the interview if others did the work? Because I was the only one available at that exact time, that’s why.)
There have also been a number of stories about the earnings tax in the Kansas City Star. In the interest of brevity, I’ll just link to the one column in the Star that favorably discusses the idea of replacing the earnings tax with a land tax. Another piece takes a less glowing approach, but we appreciate the Star taking the debate seriously.
Dave Roland was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch with his thoughts about the government spending millions to retrain St. Louis auto workers for the anticipated green jobs of the future. You can probably guess how he felt about the insane proposition that the government has any idea what the jobs of the future are.
Finally, our research assistant Josh Smith did his first radio interview with the Eagle, 93.7 FM in Columbia, about the proposal to require a prescription for all sales of medicine containing pseudoephedrine. Needless to say, Josh (and I) think that proposal is wrong, to put it politely. I should clarify that it was Josh’s first radio news interview while he has been with the Show-Me Institute. He has been on the radio before. In fact, I am pretty sure he was the seventh caller when he was in fourth grade and won tickets to the New Kids on the Block Show. He is still pretty psyched about that. …