Taking liberty to the airwaves: Post-Derby edition of ‘Bluegrass Mondays’ on the Mandy Connell Show on 84WHAS

Orbit spun to victory in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, but can Kentuckians succeed in regaining the lead from self-serving politicians and bureaucrats in the race for our commonwealth’s — and country’s — future? Join Bluegrass Institute President Jim Waters for a post-Derby edition of  Bluegrass Mondays tomorrow on The Mandy Connell Show from 10 a.m. to…

When it comes to public pension reform, a little dab will NOT do ya’

Sometimes the truth IS scary. A recent call to action by the Bluegrass Institute drew some fire because some believed that we did not tell the whole story about legislators who voted against HB 299. In fact, we were accused of fear mongering. The truth is, Kentucky’s public pension crisis is worthy of fear as it is…

Mercatus and Bluegrass Scholars report: Kentucky is not economically competitive, Part 2 of 4

Maurice McTigue – Citizen Education Seminar from the Bluegrass Institute on Vimeo. Recently the Bluegrass Institute partnered with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University to host its Citizen Education Seminar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lexington. The event included both Bluegrass Institute and Mercatus scholars discussing the most pertinent barriers standing in the way of Kentucky’s…

The Crime of Whitening Teeth with Over-the-Counter Products

It’s perfectly legal to buy over-the-counter tooth whitening products and use them. But if you pay a nondentist for help in doing so, that person may be committing the crime (!) of practicing dentistry without a license. Kentucky passed just such a prohibition on teeth whitening in 2010, apparently with little-to-no debate. Today’s Wall Street…