When we were kids, our parents used to say things that seemed strange, but made sense after a little thought. For instance, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” Of course it doesn’t. You don’t have to tell a kid that; it’s obvious. Nevertheless, some people still fail to completely grasp this lesson.
You wouldn't expect a lot of pushback if you claimed that there is a positive relationship between income and level of education. But simple truisms only get us so far, especially in formulating policy. Education budgets aren't unlimited, and the best use of our resources isn't always obvious.
Kansas City has an effective and efficient airport.
Six years after a tornado destroyed much of Joplin, MO, the city is back. The population is larger now. Property values are higher now. And what role did government play in all this?
On multiple legs of my commute this week I’ve heard parts of an NPR series on school vouchers. In general, I think much of the commentary has been fair. School vouchers are not some miracle cure that improves schools overnight.
Yesterday Governor Eric Greitens announced that he is calling the Missouri legislature back into a special session that would address economic devel
Our 2017 Missouri Legislative Recap Telephone Town Hall on May 17 included discussion of the bills passed and defeated in Jefferson City and what the recently concluded legislative session means for our state going forward. Click above to listen to the recording.