Gov. Beshear: Honor the people’s wishes

The Bluegrass Institute celebrates the decision by the Government Contract Review Committee to express unanimous disapproval of forcing Kentucky taxpayers to spend $200,000 on a contract that allows the Kentucky Climate Action Plan Council, a front group for the radical, Washington, D.C.-based Center for Climate Strategies. The institute led the way in shining the light…

Education committee lawmaker: It’s time to think outside the box, give parents choice of charters

Rep. Jim DeCesare, R-Bowling Green, told WKCT-AM 930 “DriveTime” host Chad Young that our current public education system is not working. “Why shouldn’t we think outside the box?” DeCesare asked Young following Monday’s Interim Joint Education Committee meeting in Frankfort. DeCesare is a member of the joint education committee. The Bluegrass Institute and Kentucky Educational…

Dr. Eric Schansberg on Milton Friedman

Dr. Eric Schansberg discusses how he believes Milton Friedman would view the current economic climate.  This video was taken from the “What would Friedman do?” event at the University of Louisville, hosted by the Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, on July 30, 2010. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=13897758&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00ADEF&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0 Dr. Eric Schansberg – July 2010 from freedomky on Vimeo.

USSR’s economy and USA’s schools: More freedom, not more money, was/is the answer

What do America’s public schools and the former Soviet Union’s economy have in common? They’re both “failed systems,” said Indiana University Southeast economics professor Eric Schansberg, Ph.D. Check out this brilliant analogy by Schansberg at the Bluegrass Institute’s Friedman Legacy Day breakfast on Friday at the University of Louisville’s Elaine Chao auditorium. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=13774723&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Grocery Store…