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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Nov 04, 2015
We all want fewer high school dropouts. James Shuls, Ph.D., notes that research has confirmed that school choice reduces the dropout rate. A student who has school choice options is more likely to graduate than a student whose only educational option is the public school system.
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By Patrick Tuohey on Nov 02, 2015
On October 15, members of the Kansas City City Council heard from developers and supporters of a proposal to use taxpayer funds to subsidize a $300+ million convention hotel.
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By Joseph Miller on Oct 30, 2015
MoDOT interim director Roberta Broeker and Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Joseph Miller discuss transportation funding in Missouri and the need for infrastructure investment in the Springfield area. Excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow the talk.
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With UberX finally available in Saint Louis, Show-Me Institute staff decided to hold a race to see how the service can add to the city’s transportation options. The contestants, Nathan Coursey, Joseph Miller, and Brittany Wagner, took a taxi, an Uber car, and the MetroLink, respectively, from the Show-Me Institute office in St. Louis's Central West End to Mr. Curry’s downtown. Watch the video to see who prevails!
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By John Tamny on Oct 19, 2015

John Tamny, the political economy editor at Forbes and author of Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics, uses the concepts of taxation, regulation, money, and trade to explain how income inequality creates economic growth

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By Patrick Tuohey on Oct 16, 2015

The chairman of the Show-Me Institute, Crosby Kemper III, appeared on 

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By Joseph Miller on Oct 16, 2015

Watch Policy Analyst Joseph Miller on KTRS talk about the debt for convention center renovations.

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By on Oct 13, 2015

The Show-Me Institute's Patrick Tuohey appeared on KCPT's Ruckus on October 8 to discuss policy matters in Missouri and Kansas as well as nationwide.

 

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By John Wright, Michael Rathbone on Sep 22, 2015
St. Louis City recently voted to increase its minimum wage. With higher labor costs, an earnings tax, and a payroll tax, the City is making St. Louis County a relatively more attractive place to locate a business.
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By Michael Q. McShane on Sep 22, 2015
Show-Me Institute's new Director of Education Policy, Michael McShane, digs into the myths and facts about education reform in Missouri. Is there any truth behind common arguments like "St. Louis and Kansas City are the only places in need of reform," "Expanding charter schools would harm public schools," and "Missouri's Blaine amendment makes private school choice impossible"? Watch and find out!

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