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.


Feb 28, 2019

The White House has Delayed the Latest Round of Tariff, but it Should Cancel them Entirely

The Trump administration was right to delay the next round of tariffs scheduled for March 2 — an increase to 25 percent from 10 percent on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The cost…

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Feb 28, 2019

2018 Q4: Economy Grew At A 2.6 Percent Rate (Initial Estimate)

This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its initial estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the fourth quarter of 2018, and announced that the U.S. economy expanded at…

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Feb 25, 2019

Report Warns of ‘Tariff Turmoil’ Absent Sweeping U.S.-China Trade Deal

Arlington, VA – The Trump administration rightly delayed an increase in tariffs from 10 to 25 percent on March 2nd because it would devastate U.S. producers, workers, and consumers, according to a…

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Feb 22, 2019

First Step Act momentum fueling second-chance hiring 

For businesses these days, hiring is tough. There are some 7 million job openings across the country. And because the unemployment rate is hovering around 4 percent, the job applicant pool is…

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