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By Patrick Tuohey on May 24, 2019

The following commentary also appeared in the Kansas City Star.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Emily Stahly on Feb 21, 2019

Imagine the Game of Life played under different rules—with everyone randomly assigned at birth to one of two paths. One begins with good schools, safe neighborhoods, and strong communities. It leads to well-paid jobs and rewarding careers.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Andrew B. Wilson, James W. Seeser on Feb 18, 2019

How well prepared are different players in Missouri’s highly diversified economy to join the “Green New Deal” proposed by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and endorsed by several presidential contenders?

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Patrick Ishmael on Feb 15, 2019

This week Amazon announced that it was scrapping its plan to establish a “second headquarters” in New York.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Susan Pendergrass on Feb 12, 2019

Imagine that you’re a professor at a large university and this spring you’re teaching one of the big freshman seminar courses – 518 students.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Andrew B. Wilson on Dec 31, 2018

Are you a government-failure denier – someone who believes that the government that governs best is one that overflows with good intentions, regardless of the cost? Are you someone who thinks a lot about “market failures” and never stops to think about government failures?

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Susan Pendergrass on Dec 24, 2018

The holidays are upon us, and now that we have a quorum on the state board of education and a commissioner it’s time to think about what Missouri students and parents should expect from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Andrew B. Wilson on Dec 14, 2018

Are you a government-failure denier – someone who believes that the government that governs best is one that overflows with good intentions, regardless of the cost? Are you someone who thinks a lot about “market failures” and never stops to think about government failures?

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Patrick Tuohey on Dec 12, 2018

If you’ve lived in Kansas City for a while, you’ve heard all about building new things.

Commentary / Op-Eds
By Patrick Tuohey on Dec 11, 2018

Economic development incentives are all the rage. And they aren’t all multi-billion-dollar packages to attract a new Amazon headquarters. Many come from small towns offering sales tax breaks on construction equipment.

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