News Press: Guest opinion: It may feel like the 1970s, but let’s not bring back 1970s economic policies

There’s a lot about politics, economics and culture that seems eerily reminiscent of the 1970s right now. For starters, ABBA has a new album. We’re, again, playing foreign-policy chess with Russia. In the ‘70s,  Russia — then the Soviet Union — invaded Afghanistan, leading to a U.S. boycott of the [...]

By |2022-06-02T11:37:33-04:00March 16th, 2022|Press|Comments Off on News Press: Guest opinion: It may feel like the 1970s, but let’s not bring back 1970s economic policies

A Quarter Century of Conservative Florida Governance Points to This Moment

By J. Robert McClure III November 18, 2021 Daniel Webster didn’t know Valentin Mendez when Webster was elected in 1996 as the first Republican Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives since reconstruction. He couldn’t have known him – because Valentin hadn’t been born yet. But the designation of Speaker Webster, a result of Republicans taking the majority [...]

By |2022-06-02T11:58:19-04:00November 18th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on A Quarter Century of Conservative Florida Governance Points to This Moment

Blueprint vote was a political outcome orchestrated by a political process | Opinion

Recently, I read Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier’s column discussing the proposal to use $20 million of taxpayer dollars, through Blueprint 2020, for improvements to Doak Campbell Stadium. Dozier was joined by three other members of the Blueprint Agency in opposing the request, which ultimately was approved by the full [...]

By |2022-06-02T12:03:50-04:00October 4th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Blueprint vote was a political outcome orchestrated by a political process | Opinion

How A Sneaky Crypto Crackdown Plot Blew Up the Infrastructure Bill

How A Sneaky Crypto Crackdown Plot Blew Up the Infrastructure Bill Cryptocurrency advocates fight back against major government overreach. There's a lot to dislike about the so-called "infrastructure bill." It's a trillion-dollar spending package in a time of creeping inflation. Much of it has nothing to do with "infrastructure" at [...]

By |2021-08-10T10:55:17-04:00August 10th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on How A Sneaky Crypto Crackdown Plot Blew Up the Infrastructure Bill

Guest opinion: The best competitive environment? A level playing field

By Victor V. Claar July 14, 2021 Last week President Biden unveiled his 72-point plan to bolster competition among U.S. firms. The July 9 executive order begins as follows: “A fair, open, and competitive marketplace has long been a cornerstone of the American economy, while excessive market concentration threatens basic [...]

By |2022-06-02T12:09:02-04:00July 14th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Guest opinion: The best competitive environment? A level playing field

Sunshine State Welcomes Cuomo ‘Refugees,’ Let’s Keep It Free

As Florida continues to serve as the shining example of how to balance the safety of citizens with economic liberty, the Sunshine State is happy to let Andrew Cuomo serve as our No. 1 real estate agent and job recruiter. There was the absurdly blatant and intentionally false hit job [...]

By |2022-06-02T12:11:39-04:00April 20th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Sunshine State Welcomes Cuomo ‘Refugees,’ Let’s Keep It Free

Sal Nuzzo, Steve Delie: Florida lawmakers work to protect public employee rights

By: Sal Nuzzo April 19, 2021 A worker must understand his or her rights and then choose to waive them through a 'knowing, intelligent act.' Lawmakers in Tallahassee are currently considering two measures that, if passed, would significantly strengthen union democracy and protect the First Amendment rights of Florida’s public [...]

By |2022-06-02T12:23:34-04:00April 19th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Sal Nuzzo, Steve Delie: Florida lawmakers work to protect public employee rights

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 [...]

By |2022-06-02T12:30:09-04:00March 29th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on Florida lawmakers urged to take go-slow approach to taxing online sales

The New York Times Was Right the First Time: “The Right Minimum Wage: $0.00”

When I was an undergraduate in the late 1980s, the economics of the minimum wage was settled—in economics and elsewhere. The New York Times editorial board published its daily opinion on January 14, 1987 with this headline: “The Right Minimum Wage: $0.00.” The Times devoted its editorial that day to the minimum wage because [...]

By |2022-06-02T12:33:59-04:00March 24th, 2021|Press|Comments Off on The New York Times Was Right the First Time: “The Right Minimum Wage: $0.00”

JOINT RELEASE: JMI, NTUF, and ATR Applaud Florida Policymakers on Revenue Neutral Remote Sales Tax Policy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 19, 2021 CONTACT INFORMATION Emerson W. George (850) 320-3803 emerson@jamesmadison.org JMI, NTUF, and ATR Applaud Florida Policymakers on Revenue Neutral Remote Sales Tax Policy TALLAHASSEE – The James Madison Institute today released a joint statement alongside the National Taxpayers Union Foundation and Americans for Tax Reform [...]

By |2022-06-02T14:06:51-04:00February 19th, 2021|Statements|Comments Off on JOINT RELEASE: JMI, NTUF, and ATR Applaud Florida Policymakers on Revenue Neutral Remote Sales Tax Policy
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