Want to lose the interest of a room quickly? Bring up pensions. In the 1980s, most private-sector employees were in defined-benefit plans that guaranteed them a steady income after retirement.
That’s the billion-dollar question that legislators on both sides of State Line Road are asking themselves.
Some time ago I relied on the song “I’d Love to Change the World” by Ten Years After to tell the tale of the wealthy fleeing Connecticut’s high income taxes.
High recidivism, or the rate at which ex-offenders return to prison, is a problem in Missouri and a major factor contributing to our high incarceration rate.
As researchers at the Show-Me Institute have pointed out before, occupational licensing can be burdensome for workers and consumers in Missouri without necessarily im
If a child begins the school year behind his peers, we want the school to help him catch up. But it doesn’t follow that we want children who start the year ahead of their peers to backslide to the point that they are merely performing at grade level when the school year ends.
Among the most innovative and specialized school choice options not yet available in Missouri are Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), which families can use to personalize their students’ education. Show-Me Institute analysts have written about the various possible applications of ESAs.
The dance card for health care reforms in Missouri is starting to fill up.
The Missouri House and Senate may have only just begun their legislative years, yet both chambers appear to be setting a course that free marketeers can get a little excited about.