Acton: How Private Institutions like the Church can respond to the Coronavirus pandemic

Acton: How Private Institutions like the Church can respond to the Coronavirus pandemic

If you had you asked someone on New Year’s Day of 2020 what they envisioned the year ahead might look like, few would’ve imagined that the first few months would be spent canceling trips, events, and academic semesters. Families and college students hadn’t planned to spend their spring break in quarantine. Most businesses didn’t enter the year in fear of…

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Real Clear Markets: Americans Must Be Allowed to Safely Get Back to Work

Real Clear Markets: Americans Must Be Allowed to Safely Get Back to Work

Make “Safety” not “Essential Services” the Test Ravaged by COVID-19, the American economy is on the precipice of economic free fall. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard has forecasted a 30% U.S. unemployment in the second quarter and a possible GDP plunge of 50%. Goldman Sachs has made similar warnings about our economic trajectory. American businesses are not merely struggling with…

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Free The People: FDA Approval Process for New Drugs is a Death Sentence for Americans

Free The People: FDA Approval Process for New Drugs is a Death Sentence for Americans

Over the past four decades, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been approving new prescription drugs faster. That’s a great thing, since quicker approvals give terminally-ill patients faster access to potentially life-saving treatments. Of course, some critics aren’t happy, and it’s leading them to wonder if the FDA needs to slow “its drug approval roll.” But slowing down the approval process by bolstering…

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Book Recommendations from 2019

Book Recommendations from 2019

As 2019 is ending, we asked a few of our colleagues to share a bit about their favorite books they read this year. We hope that one or maybe even a few of the books will make your reading list for 2020. Lindsay Marie – Policy Analyst, Criminal Justice Prisoners of Politics By: Rachel Elise Barkow At the current pace…

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Fee: “Common Good Capitalism” Is No Substitute for Free Enterprise

Fee: “Common Good Capitalism” Is No Substitute for Free Enterprise

The notion that, left unguided, without any sort of of policy involvement, the market will solve our problems will not restore a balance between the obligations and rights of the private sector and working Americans. —Senator Marco Rubio, Nov. 5, 2019 Senator Marco Rubio and his common good capitalism advocates may mean well. But as Milton Friedman tells us, we don’t judge…

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GOV. GREG ABBOTT CALLS FOR DEREGULATION OF OCCUPATIONAL LISCENSING

GOV. GREG ABBOTT CALLS FOR DEREGULATION OF OCCUPATIONAL LISCENSING

AUSTIN, Texas — On Oct. 8, Gov. Greg Abbott signed a letter to the heads of state agencies, directing their agencies to trim licensing regulations, reduce fees and requirements for certain professions, and remove licensing barriers for individuals with criminal records, where appropriate. Abbot ordered this overhaul with the intention of providing Texans “the opportunity to earn a living free…

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Request for Reprieve for Rodney Reed

Request for Reprieve for Rodney Reed

November 10, 2019 The Honorable Governor Greg Abbott Office of the Governor P.O. Box 12428 Austin, Texas 78711-2428 RE: REQUEST FOR REPRIEVE FOR RODNEY REED Dear Governor Abbott: The Lone Star Policy Institute respectfully urges you to grant Mr. Rodney Reed’s October 21, 2019 request for a 30-day reprieve of his pending November 20, 2019 execution. There is new, compelling…

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NEWS RELEASE: Texas ranked 5th most economically-free state—New Hampshire tops ranking, New York ranks last

NEWS RELEASE: Texas ranked 5th most economically-free state—New Hampshire tops ranking, New York ranks last

Nov. 7, 2019 For Immediate Release TORONTO—Texas is the 5th most economically-free state in the union, finds a new report released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. Texas scored 7.53 out of 10 in this year’s report, behind top-ranked New Hampshire (7.93) and above lowest-ranked New York (4.49), which ranked last for the fifth…

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