Fred surveys the economic policies and economic histories of nations across the globe to identify which policies produce the circumstances for people to flourish. He then provides an economic and historical analysis of the liberal policies of the United States government…
Fred surveys the economic policies and economic histories of nations across the globe to identify which policies produce the circumstances for people to flourish.
Missouri is one of the very few states that allow unlimited campaign contributions directly to politicians. Fred surveys Missouri campaign contribution records to demonstrate how a very few big-money donors have outsized influence on Missouri politics and government.
Recently, I bought gas for $2.10 per gallon, a very pleasant experience indeed. This would be a typical reaction for anyone in a market economy where cheap energy is essential for building a growing and completely diversified economy. On the other side of the coin, there are many places where lower oil prices are notRead More
Several weeks ago General Electric announced they would be divesting themselves of their subsidiary, General Electric Capital Services, over the next two years. The company kept a positive spin on the move, saying “the future of GE is as an industrial company,” glossing over what is a colossal failure on the part of a companyRead More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Contact: (314) 854-1305 Missouri Court Rules That the “Interstate Consortium” Implementing Common Core Assessments Is Unconstitutional Jefferson City, Missouri. On February 24, 2015, the Circuit Court for Cole County, Missouri ruled in favor of Missouri taxpayer plaintiffs Fred N. Sauer, Anne Gassel, and Gretchen Logue in their constitutionalRead More
As parents and concerned teachers across the nation continue to raise objections to Common Core, stressing the need for local control of education, more than one prominent political commentator has weighed in on the issue. In an excellent op-ed published in the Washington Post, George Will gave a brief summary of Lamar Alexander’s history inRead More
Jefferson City, Missouri. On November 25, 2014, the Circuit Court for Cole County, Missouri issued an order temporarily blocking the State of Missouri from paying membership fees to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, an interstate consortium drafting assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Missouri taxpayer plaintiffs Fred N. Sauer, Anne Gassel, and GretchenRead More
Frequently, I have made the observation that economic history reveals that the more a government spends out of the gross domestic product, the more miserable are its people. Now comes North Korea to help prove my point. SEOUL—The United Nations aid program for malnourished North Koreans may close after raising only a fraction of theRead More