Quote Of The Day

Question: Your essay offers parallels between Brooklyn busybodies and Taliban oppressors. How does the nanny state resemble totalitarian theocracy? Answer: Consider ice cream: Even a single scoop of vanilla was forbidden to women in pre-war Afghanistan, lest they become decadent and Western. In Brooklyn, moms try to force ice cream trucks out of parks, thus…

How solvent is your commonwealth?

You’ve heard about the financial meltdowns occurring in states like California, where things have gotten so bad that workers are being issued IOUs instead of paychecks. But according to US Debt Clock.org, it’s not California or New York or Arizona that’s in the hottest fiscal water. It’s………Kentucky! That’s right. According to the real-time info on…

Kentucky Tonight: Charter schools

Check out “Kentucky Tonight” at 8 p.m. eastern tonight. Phil Moffett, co-founder of School CHOICE Scholarships in Louisville and a board member of the Bluegrass Institute, will be one of tonight’s guests. Also appearing will be Rep. Brad Montell, R-Shelbyville, Rep. Carl Rollins, D-Midway, and Brent McKim, president of the Jefferson County Teachers Association. Check…

Can you hear us now!

Join the Bluegrass Institute at the Freedom Fest Rally on Saturday, July 10. Help us create a video montage that will be sent to Frankfort and D.C. What’s your message in 60 seconds? What: 2010 Freedom Fest Rally When: July 10, 2010 – 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Where: State Capitol, Frankfort, KY, on the…

Thursday links! Heatwave edition!

Check these links out today…while you are in the air conditioning. Teachers got snubbed! Education analyst Richard Innes recently contributed this article to FreedomKentucky.org about how teachers didn’t get a fair share of Kentucky’s education fund increase. Russ Roberts on “stimulus”: I know I’ve been including a lot of links to Cafe Hayek blogs but…

Farm subsidies: Classic pork problem

Subsidies have been a staple in U.S. agriculture since 1933 when the Great Depression led to the adoption of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, the nation’s first comprehensive food policy legislation. The basic premise behind agricultural subsidies is to supplement on-the-farm income, thereby allowing small, family farms to compete with large agribusiness operations and/or foreign producers…