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 29, 2018

Bipartisan Laws Will Reopen Cold Cases, Leverage Modern DNA Technology

For some victims of heinous crimes, justice has an expiration date. But modern technology and modern policies are starting to change that. In early October, President Donald Trump signed into law the…

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Oct 29, 2018

4 ‘Tariffying’ Things to Look Out for This Halloween

Is the most terrifying thing this Halloween a haunted house? A haunted corn maze? A scary movie? No! The most terrifying — well, “tariffying” — thing this Halloween is the impact that the Trump…

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Oct 26, 2018

2018 Q3: Economy Grew At A 3.5 Percent Rate; Fastest Consumer Spending Since 2014 (Advance Estimate)

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

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Oct 26, 2018

Tariffs Are Giving America’s Big Businesses a Run for Their Money

Some of the largest companies in the United States cannot avoid the Trump administration’s tariffs. CNBC noted on Oct. 24 that, of the 110 S&P 500 companies that reported…

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