Scholarly Wisdom from the Board of Scholars

“The Other America” Is “Coming Apart”  by Eric Shansberg, Ph.D. Published 50 years ago, Michael Harrington’s The Other America provided a sweeping description of poverty in the United States. His book is given credit for awakening the nation to the plight of the poor and forwarding the idea that the federal government should become heavily…

LG&E upgrade provides new tool to defend against EPA onslaught

Louisville Gas and Electric has recently shown another way how the states can battle the ever-encroaching edicts of the Environmental Protection Agency. We recently wrote how the Bluegrass Institute-sponsored Intrastate Coal and Use Act and the Electricity Freedom Act will prove to be much-needed tools in defending state sovereignty of our energy sector. LG&E provided another one last…

Surprise, surprise: KRS does not take costs of new hires into account

If the $34 billion price tag on Kentucky’s public pension crisis weren’t enough for our elected officials to strap on their boots and get to work on some real reform, perhaps the recent news that Kentucky Retirement Sytems’ placement agents pay little to no regard for the price tag on new investment consultants will get…