Taking liberty to the airwaves: Start your week with Mandy Connell & the Bluegrass Institute

Tune in Monday to Louisville’s 84WHAS for the newest edition of Bluegrass Mondays with host Mandy Connell and Bluegrass Institute President Jim Waters at 10:15 a.m. (eastern). Listen live online here. A topic of discussion will be a new Bluegrass Institute report. “Future Shock Solutions: 16 steps to treat Kentucky’s public pension ailment” stands in…

Regulators steer moving vans and food trucks in the wrong direction

When it comes to barbershops, moving companies and food vendor trucks, Kentucky regulators have a curious penchant for shielding established businesses from fresh competition. A recent Institute for Justice study concludes the Bluegrass State has the fifteenth most burdensome licensing laws in America. Do Kentuckians really believe that – as IJ reports – it should…

Bluegrass Beacon: Failure at the heart of central planning

Steve Horwitz’s recent lecture at Western Kentucky University may have directly concerned failures of the Federal Reserve System, but the nationally known economist’s presentation also offered crucial reminders of how central planning in any sector is a failure. Proponents of a command-and-control society like to claim that it’s free-market policies that have been tried and…

Public pension rally in Frankfort

WHAT: Pension reform rally WHEN: Today at 2 p.m. WHERE: Capitol Rotunda, Frankfort WHO: Hosted by the Northern Kentucky Tea Party SPEAKERS:  Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters, WLAP talk-show host and Lexington financial advisor Tom Dupree, and Covington City Commissioner Steve Frank Public is invited

BIPPS education analyst Richard Innes to appear on Kentucky Tonight show

The Bluegrass Institute’s staff education analyst Richard Innes will appear on KET’s “Kentucky Tonight” show on Monday, January 28, 2013 to discuss proposed legislation to raise the minimum high school dropout age in Kentucky to 18. Show host Bill Goodman’s other guests are scheduled to include: State Sen. Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green, chair of the…