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By Josh Smith on Aug 15, 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 Josh Smith on Aug 14, 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 James V. Shuls on Aug 07, 2012

Once again, the Show-Me Institute joined with other organizations in celebrating the life and legacy of Milton Friedman on the anniversary of his birth. Friedman dedicated his life to promoting freedom and individual liberty and was a vocal proponent of educational choice.

In this video, Show-Me Institute Education Policy Analyst James Shuls discusses some of the problems with public schools as they are now, and how school choice can help improve student education and parental satisfaction.

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By Brenda Talent on Jul 31, 2012

Show-Me Institute Executive Director Brenda Talent was a guest on Saint Louis local roundtable discussion show Donnybrook on July 26, 2012. Among the topics covered this time were: The tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado, and what impact if any the event should have on gun policy, the recent Post-Dispatch coverage of the Clay vs Carnahan congressional race, Governor Nixon's new television ad's omission of his party affiliation, U.S. Olympic Team uniforms manufactured in China, and the GSA convention locating (or not) in Saint Louis.

Click here to watch the program online.

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By Mary Hopkins on Jul 30, 2012

Virtual learning isn’t the future…it’s here right now! Blended with traditional education, it can reform school districts, cut costs and help students. Show-Me intern Mary Kate Hopkins has more…

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By Dr. Charles Willey on Jul 24, 2012

In this video, Dr. Charles Willey, MD, explains some simple steps that could be taken to improve healthcare in America — no government mandate necessary.

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By Dr. Donald Palmisano on Jul 20, 2012

In this video, Dr. Palmisano relates a story from early on in his medical career, testifying before congress in 1976 that national health insurance is a bad idea.

Dr. Palmisano explains why it was a bad idea then and is a bad idea now.

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On Friday, July 13, 2012, the Show-Me Institute hosted an event featuring a panel of healthcare experts discussing the consequences of the Affordable Care Act, as well as a number of policy alternatives to the present law.

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By Brenda Talent on Jul 18, 2012

Show-Me Institute Executive Director Brenda Talent was  a guest on Saint Louis local roundtable discussion show Donnybrook on July 5, 2012. Among the topics covered this time were: whether Missouri should elect to participate in the medicaid expansion, the Affordable Care Act, the potential development in Hadley township and its effect on homeowners in the area, whether the prevailing wage should be paid to workers rebuilding the city of Joplin, and the fate of the AAA building on Lindell Boulevard.

Click here to watch video of the event.

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By Brenda Talent on Jul 05, 2012

The Supreme Court has made their decision regarding the constitutionality of Obamacare. Show-Me Institute Executive Director Brenda Talent explains what this ruling means for all Americans.

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