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, 2019

Metal Tariffs Just Pick Winners and Losers: And the Losers Outnumber the Winners

In a recent study, 80 percent of surveyed businesses said that the Trump administration’s metal tariffs have affected them negatively. It’s another reminder that tariffs, which are taxes on American…

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Mar 29, 2019

Freedom Partners Endorses New Kaine-Carper Bill to Expand Congressional Oversight of Tariffs

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce today endorsed new legislation that would boost congressional oversight and authority concerning tariffs imposed unilaterally by the executive branch. The Reclaiming Congressional Trade Authorities Act…

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Mar 28, 2019

National Criminal Justice Month: The Economics of Successful Re-entry

It’s Criminal Justice Month and we’re making the case for reforming our criminal justice system. We’ve highlighted plenty of reasons this month that the justice system is in need…

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Mar 28, 2019

2018 Q4: Economy Grew At A 2.2 Percent Rate (Final Estimate)

This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its final 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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