Expanding Opportunity

Often, under the guise of helping people, politicians and bureaucrats have erected countless barriers that prevent people—especially the least fortunate—from pursuing and achieving their dreams.

The examples are almost endless. These include:

  • an education system that fails to prepare students for participation in the 21st century global economy
  • a criminal justice system that disproportionately affects the poor and minorities
  • poverty-inducing regulations that prevent people from starting businesses or getting good jobs, and
  • a broken tax code that impedes growth

These and other barriers often trap entire communities in generational poverty and dependency. Breaking down these barriers should be one of policymakers’ top priorities.


Apr 17, 2019

Tariff Tracker

Tariffs work only for a few politically connected industries at the expense of most consumers and businesses. Economists have been saying it for years; history has shown it over and over. Trade…

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Apr 16, 2019

Businesses should follow the lead of Dave’s Killer Bread in second-chance hiring

According to a new survey by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Charles Koch Institute, 78% of Americans say they will buy goods and services from businesses that have customer…

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Apr 08, 2019

More Work Remains, But First Step Act Progress is Encouraging

Administration and Congress must continue working together to fully fund and implement the law

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Apr 08, 2019

Putting U.S. Employment Numbers in Context – March 2019

On April 5, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the economy gained 196,000 jobs during March and the U.S. unemployment rate stayed the same at 3.8 percent. Year…

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