Center for Economic Prosperity2018-05-03T13:52:14-04:00

Center for Economic Prosperity

Across the U.S., free-enterprise believers and entrepreneurs face substantial and, at times, overwhelming barriers to bringing new, exciting and potentially superior products and services to market. These barriers are unnatural and artificial – they seek only to protect entrenched interests at the expense of market-based competition. In the end, consumers, economic prosperity and liberty lose out.

A recent study examined the business climate in California and determined that the tax climate, cost of compliance in regulatory environment, and various burdens placed on businesses have directly driven thousands of companies away from California. Hidden in this quantifiable analysis is the fact that the everyday effects of business decision-making don’t make the numbers — the employees not hired, the facilities not expanded, the markets not entered into. Whether in the healthcare arena through the onerous directives of Obamacare or monopolies attempting to force competition out of the market, regulations that stifle innovation should be eliminated.

The mission of the Center for Economic Prosperity is to promote free-market solutions that unleash entrepreneurialism and fuel the American economic engine for all. The Center publishes scholarly work, holds educational campaigns and events, builds coalitions and promotes policy reform in the areas of:

Recent Work

The Quarter-Million Under 20

Making sure the future is secure for the next generation of leaders BY VICTOR V. CLAAR SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 Each year Gulfshore Business recognizes its “40 under 40,” Southwest Floridians who have distinguished themselves in their professions and in the community. This is a great opportunity to celebrate our community’s young leaders [...]

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Guest opinion: The self-fulfilling prophecy of shortages

By Victor V. Claar May 13, 2021 On Monday evening, May 10, I bought gas as usual at Sam’s Club in Naples. I bought it because I needed it. The lines were about the same as they normally are at Sam’s that time of day, and I paid less than [...]

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Florida lawmakers urged to take go-slow approach to taxing online sales

By Michael Carroll February 18, 2021 Moving too hastily on legislation to tax goods sold online by out-of-state merchants could lead to more civil litigation and burdensome rules, public policy experts said in a warning to Florida lawmakers. A new report published by the Tallahassee-based James Madison Institute and the [...]

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