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By John Fund, Denise Lieberman on Nov 04, 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.

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By John C. Goodman on Oct 10, 2012

On September 27, 2012, the Show-Me Institute co-sponsored the latest lecture in the economic speaker series at the Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business.

In this talk, renowned health care expert John C. Goodman explained, with humor and lively examples, how the problems with health care in the U.S. stem not from too little regulation, but from too much. Dr. Goodman also described a path to improving health care by allowing markets to work.

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By James V. Shuls on Oct 03, 2012

On the Show-Me Daily blog I have noted how Missouri’s education system is stuck in terms of academic achievement (here and here). To get our state moving in the right direction, we must empower schools and provide parents with educational options. The school in this video, City Academy, embodies these two principles.

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By Arthur Brooks on Sep 27, 2012

At the Show-Me Institute's Speaker Series on September 12, American Enterprise Institute CEO Arthur Brooks spoke about the fairness argument.

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By Arthur Brooks on Sep 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.

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By Arthur Brooks on Sep 14, 2012

In the tenth installment of the Show-Me Speaker Series, American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks spoke to an enthusiastic crowd on the topic of liberty and free markets.

Essential to the message Brooks conveyed is the idea that proponents of free markets should focus less on cold data such as tax rates and more on individual stories of human flourishing brought about by reduced barriers to trade and robust property rights.

This event was held at and co-sponsored by the Saint Louis University John Cook School of Business.

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By Josh Smith on Aug 30, 2012

The Hadley Township community in Saint Louis County is another example of the devastation that Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and eminent domain abuse in Missouri can cause. Residents have been stuck in a state of uncertainly for years now as the city and various developers have planned to buy and/or take their homes for commercial development. That uncertainty has had a devastating impact on the neighborhood as some residents let their properties deteriorate (understandable in the situation) while others tried valiantly to maintain their homes and the historically African-American neighborhood they love. The Show-Me Institute sat down with residents to discuss the situation in Hadley Township in this series of videos.

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By Sufyan Katariwala on Aug 30, 2012

We were pleased to have Sufyan Katariwala as an intern at the Show-Me Institute this summer. He proved to be a hard worker and a real asset. Here’s Sufyan explaining why it was a good experience for him and can be for you too!

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By Michael Rathbone on Aug 24, 2012

What's the Spend-O-Meter? Michael Rathbone explains!

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By Josh Smith on Aug 17, 2012

The Hadley Township community in Saint Louis County is another example of the devastation that Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and eminent domain abuse in Missouri can cause. Residents have been stuck in a state of uncertainly for years now as the city and various developers have planned to buy and/or take their homes for commercial development. That uncertainty has had a devastating impact on the neighborhood as some residents let their properties deteriorate (understandable in the situation) while others tried valiantly to maintain their homes and the historically African-American neighborhood they love. The Show-Me Institute sat down with residents to discuss the situation in Hadley Township in this series of videos.

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