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By Josh Smith on May 01, 2012

Gary Voss has run the West County Lanes in Ellisville for almost three decades.  He’s never been given a tax subsidy, and he doesn’t think the Sansone Developers or Walmart should either.

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By Patrick Ishmael, David Stokes on May 01, 2012

In this second Show-Me Forum of 2012, Show-Me Institute Policy Analysts David Stokes and Patrick Ishmael presented some thoughts on tax credits in Missouri to a crowd in Columbia, Mo.

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By Josh Smith on Apr 27, 2012

Newly elected Mayor Adam Paul is against giving a TIF for a new Walmart near the intersection of Clarkson and Manchester. The Ellisville City Council has given preliminary approval for the TIF, but Paul thinks public opinion may still prevail.

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By Josh Smith on Apr 26, 2012

The Ellisville City Council has given preliminary approval to a TIF for a new Walmart near the intersection of Clarkson and Manchester. The final vote is scheduled for May 2nd. Residents like Liz Schmidt are baffled by the council’s move. In her opinion, residents have already made their feelings clear about the TIF.

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By David Stokes on Apr 25, 2012

The Ellisville city council has given preliminary approval for a TIF to fund development of a Walmart at the corner of Clarkson and Manchester. That vote overrides the county TIF commission, and apparently, the will of a majority of Ellisville residents. David Stokes takes a look.

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By David C. Rose on Apr 20, 2012

In this presentation, UMSL economics professor David C. Rose discusses the moral underpinnings of a market economy. Among the areas covered are comparisons of moral behavior among cultures, and the costs and benefits of behaving morally for individuals.

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By Michael Rathbone on Mar 28, 2012

Should a private country club, even one with a rich golf history, be subsidized by taxpayers?  Show-Me Institute Policy Researcher Michael Rathbone takes a look at Norwood Hills Country Club in Saint Louis County.

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By Audrey Spalding on Mar 28, 2012

Show-Me Institute Policy Analyst Audrey Spalding was once again a guest on Saint Louis local roundtable discussion show Donnybrook on March 22, 2012. Among the topics covered this time were: The unruly St. Charles County Republican caucus, the NFL "bounty scandal" and Rams' new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams role in it, Occupy St. Louis participants' recent defacing of the Compton Hill Reservoir, comment policy change on the Post-Dispatch website, developments in the Missouri republican party and the tea party's role, and whether employers should be allowed to ask for prospective employees' facebook passwords.

Click here to watch the video of the event.

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By Amity Shlaes on Mar 27, 2012

The Roaring '20s didn't just happen. At the Show-Me Institute's Speaker Series on Feb. 28, author Amity Shlaes said the President known as "Silent Cal" deserves a lot of the credit for the booming economy. Shlaes, who has written the book Coolidge (due for release June 26), says Calvin Coolidge did what some might consider impossible today. He cut taxes and the federal budget.

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By Amity Shlaes on Mar 27, 2012

At the Show-Me Institute's Speaker Series on Feb. 28, author Amity Shlaes talked about one of America's least remembered Presidents...Calvin Coolidge. Her book, Coolidge, will hit bookstores June 26, and Shlaes feels today's leaders could learn something from "Silent Cal." Shlaes says Coolidge's tight budgets and tax cuts brought America out of recession and helped trigger the economic boom known as the Roaring '20s.

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