Dr. John Garen to speak on Obamacare on Thursday

This coming Thursday, September 27th, the chair of the Bluegrass Institute’s Board of Scholars, Dr. John Garen, will discuss some economic concerns with America’s current healthcare system, as well as proposed solutions from both centrally planned and free market perspectives. What:  Shelby Co. GOP Meeting on American Healthcare and Obamacare Who:    Dr. John Garen, Gatton…

Jim Waters discusses pension reform tonight on cn|2 Pure Politics

Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters will appear on cn|2’s Pure Politics with Ryan Alessi to discuss the shape of Kentucky’s public pension system. This comes on the heels of the recently released Future Shock: Kentucky Politicians’ Opulent Pensions Have Become a Modern Day Gold Rush which outlines how Kentucky’s elected representatives have legislated themselves into…

Forget history, repeat history

How many businesses would borrow money to meet pension obligations? Yet this approach appears attractive to Kentucky politicians looking to do anything but make the tough choices regarding Kentucky’s $34 billion unfunded pension liability. I’ve heard no one from the many groups testifying on this issue — including the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce or the…

New Bluegrass Institute report: Bang for the Buck 2012

(EMINENCE, Ky.) – A new Bluegrass Institute study ranking efficiency in Kentucky’s public schools confirms that the commonwealth’s students – even those from poor homes – can receive a better education in spite of current economic challenges that impact the state budget and education funding. “Bang for the Buck 2012: How efficient are Kentucky’s schools?”…