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.


Mar 12, 2019

How Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Tech Proposal Could Backfire

Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently announced her proposal to give government more control over tech companies. America’s biggest tech companies are controlling more and more of our digital lives. And they’re…

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Mar 12, 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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Mar 11, 2019

Senator Lee Right to Advocate Jones Act Repeal

Arlington, VA – Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced S. 694, legislation to repeal the Jones Act. The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 – commonly known as the Jones Act – was intended to…

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Mar 10, 2019

Should Government Ban Lightbulbs? An Economic Case for Free Trade

Americans benefit enormously from trade. Trade gives us access to a multitude of high-quality goods and services at affordable prices, and more markets for U.S. producers to sell their products…

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