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 01, 2015

ICYMI: Koch donors step into public view

USA Today Fredreka Schouten April 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — Growing numbers of wealthy conservatives who help fund the political and policy network tied to Charles and David Koch are beginning to step into…

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Mar 25, 2015

White House Push For Coal Restrictions Exactly Why The Export-Import Bank Should Expire

Arlington, VA — The White House reiterated on Monday its support for reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank while calling for the bank to continue restricting its financing of coal-fired power plant projects…

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Feb 11, 2015

The Hill: Vast Majority Opposes Gas Tax Hike, Poll Shows

Nearly 70 percent of U.S. residents are opposed to the idea of raising the federal gas tax to pay for new transportation projects, according to a poll released Friday by a…

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Dec 20, 2013

Keep the Carbon Tax on the Back Burner—or Off the Stove Entirely

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its annual review of a grab-bag of budget proposals. Last on the list—but the single largest source of potential new revenue—was…

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