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By Joseph Haslag on Jun 14, 2007

Attempts by the state to pick and choose which industries deserve to prosper in the Missouri economy will choke off the real sources of economic development and impose costs on taxpayers by increasing marginal tax rates. Growth stems from wide-ranging market activity, not state command-and-control.

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By David Stokes on Jun 13, 2007

The May edition of Sauce Magazine has a wonderful article on liquor licenses in the St. Louis area. I really enjoyed it and recommend it highly.

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By Eric D. Dixon on Jun 13, 2007

It appears I jumped the gun a little when I wrote my last blog entry, about our mention in Paul Jacob's Common Sense radio commentary. It turns out that Show-Me Institute scholar R.W.

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By Sarah Brodsky on Jun 13, 2007

A letter in the Springfield News-Leader criticizes a recent editorial.

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By Eric D. Dixon on Jun 13, 2007

Paul Jacob has been writing and recording his Common Sense radio commentaries for years, first for U.S.

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By Maurice Harris on Jun 13, 2007

In today's The Hill, an article points to the excesses of pork barrel spending by Democrats and Republicans in the Defense Authorization Bill going through the Senate. Sen.

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By David Stokes on Jun 12, 2007

Those of us here at the Show-Me Institute have strongly supported the midwife legislation passed by the legislature.

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By Maurice Harris on Jun 12, 2007

In today's Columbia Missourian, an article discusses the problems that the Missouri Legislature is having in finding an appropriate amount to tax to improve transportation infrastructu

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By Sarah Brodsky on Jun 12, 2007

A letter to the editor in the Columbia Daily Tribune suggests that we should allow people to serve as state legislators only if they are at least 40 years old:

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By Sarah Brodsky on Jun 12, 2007

D. Kent King, the state's Commissioner of Education, says "no" to the St. Louis Public Schools' appeal of the state takeover:

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