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.

Oct 13, 2015

Startups Creating 50% Fewer Jobs

Despite claims by President Obama that “we’ve recovered faster and come farther than almost any other advanced country on Earth,” evidence continues to show that big-government policies are hurting the…

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Sep 21, 2015

Government Grows. Incomes Decline.

Despite massive government spending, household income is still 6.5 percent below pre-recession levels. Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced that in 2014, real median household income fell to…

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Sep 17, 2015

New Rules Could Cripple Struggling Mining Industry

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released updated employment numbers for September, and while the vast majority of media attention focused on the increased number of advertised jobs, a critical finding of the…

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Sep 11, 2015

Lessons From Germany

In the September 1, 2015 edition of Investor’s Business Daily, Freedom Partners Senior Policy Advisor Andy Koenig looked across the Atlantic to see how President Obama’s Clean Power Plan could…

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