‘Tangible realities’ about Kentucky’s competitiveness

Which approach will bear greater fruit for Kentucky: Continuing our policy of offering taxpayer-funded handouts to convince companies in other states and countries to bring their jobs to the commonwealth, or making our state’s economy so incredibly alluring that such economic “persuasion” is unnecessary? The question is rhetorical, but opens the door for other not-so-rhetorical…

Bluegrass Scholar to appear tonight on KET

Western Kentucky University economics professor Brian Strow, a member of the Bluegrass Institute Board of Scholars, will talk “Debt Ceiling” tonight on KET’sKentucky Tonight with host Bill Goodman. WHAT: Bluegrass Institute Scholar appearing on KET’s Kentucky Tonight to discuss the federal budget WHO: Brian Strow, Ph.D., professor of economics at Western Kentucky University WHERE: KET…

Enviro-radicals: We’re destroying an entire industry — and the families for whom it provides economic security — ‘for the children’

If allowed to stand, Friday’s ruling by the Obama administration that severely limits carbon emissions from new coal-fired power plants will be a devastating blow to one of our nation’s most plentiful supplies of energy. It also will ensure the continuing demise of Kentucky’s coal industry by making it economically unfeasible to build a new…

School choice: ‘The best chance a poor black kid has to get ahead’

In his recent Lexington Herald-Leader op-ed, Dr. Cameron S. Schaeffer offers a litany of actions by big-government progressives and their unintended consequences on minorities from low-income homes and neighborhoods. Schaeffer writes: “Progressives run the public school systems in this country. At every turn they block school choice, the best chance a poor black kid has…