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By Patrick Ishmael on Dec 19, 2018

As we head into the holidays, many of us are already thinking of the gifts we’ll be giving and receiving. We might even give ourselves a gift! But very few of us would ever give ourselves a gift with someone else’s money, for this holiday or any other.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Dec 18, 2018

It should be no surprise that people living outside the city limits of Kansas City and St. Louis are interested in what happens in those cities and the ways in which urban policies affect regional prosperity.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Dec 11, 2018

No one seems to know what is going on with the KCI new single terminal project. Or if they do know, they aren’t leveling with the public. A recent story in The Kansas City Star includes the following:

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By Emily Stahly on Dec 07, 2018

Back in 1980, 13 percent of people were living below the federal poverty line, and 13 percent had standards of living that qualified them as poor.

By Patrick Ishmael on Dec 07, 2018

On Thursday, December 6, Show-Me Institute Director of Government Accountability Patrick Ishmael appeared on KWMU-St. Louis Radio’s St. Louis on the Air to discuss the future of health care in America.

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By James V. Shuls on Dec 05, 2018

There is a strange notion going around that public schools are the only place, or the best place, to inculcate students with the values of citizenship.

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By Elias Tsapelas on Dec 04, 2018

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Medicaid costs in Missouri are expected to increase drastically again next year. This yearly refrain will continue again into State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2020, as indicated by the recently released state department requests for next year’s budget.

By Andrew G. Biggs on Dec 04, 2018

Can above-average investment returns solve Missouri's pension crisis? Dr. Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute reveals the answer in our "Ask an Economist" series.

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By Patrick Tuohey on Dec 03, 2018

If you aren’t a regular reader of Tony Messenger’s column in the St.

By Patrick Tuohey on Nov 30, 2018

When ESPN Radio host Bernie Miklasz took to the air to attack David Hunn’s St.