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.


May 09, 2019

In Case You Missed It: Mark Holden Teams with Bipartisan Coalition to Support North Carolina’s Second Chance Act

Arlington, VA – On Tuesday, Freedom Partners Chairman Mark Holden joined a bipartisan group of North Carolina legislators and criminal justice reform advocates to call for the passage of Senate Bill 562, known…

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Apr 26, 2019

2019 Q1: Economy Grew At A 3.2 Percent Rate (Advance Estimate)

This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its first estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2019, and announced that the U.S. economy expanded at…

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Apr 18, 2019

FP on USMCA Report: Lower Trade Barriers are Key to Economic Growth

Arlington, VA – The International Trade Commission (ITC) released a required report analyzing the impact of the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA…

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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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