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 25, 2019

America has an Overcriminalization Problem: But There are Solutions to Fix it

By 2008, the number of offenses outlined in the federal criminal code jumped to roughly 148 times its original size, from around 30 to over 4,450. Today that number exceeds 5…

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Mar 25, 2019

Three Solutions to America’s Trade Woes: Here’s how lawmakers are working to fix trade

When Americans can trade, businesses, workers and consumers thrive. Trade is what keeps America running. It puts inexpensive goods on our shelves, allows U.S. businesses to sell their goods in markets…

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Mar 19, 2019

James Davis, Daniel Garza and Tim Phillips Discuss Trade and Immigration at National Review Online

Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips, Freedom Partners Executive Vice President James Davis and The LIBRE Initiative President Daniel Garza met with National Review Editor Rich Lowry on the site’s podcast…

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Mar 18, 2019

Broad Coalition of 30 Groups Call for Congress to Reclaim Authority on Tariffs

Arlington, VA – A coalition of 30 organizations led by Americans for Prosperity (AFP) and Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce released a letter today encouraging lawmakers to reclaim their tariff authority, which has…

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