I Don’t Want a Shirt, I Want a Share: Local Investors and Business Start-Ups Could Benefit From Equity Crowdfunding

Kickstarter, IndieGoGo and GoFundME. Chances are you’ve heard of at least one of these popular websites that allow people to participate in crowdfunding – raising small donations over a large number of people. People have taken advantage of this in a variety of ways by funding media production, art, new … »

Virginia’s School Choice Policies Contrast with District of Columbia

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) last week released its annual Report Card on American Education, where it grades states’ education policy based on six areas: state academic standards, charter school laws, home-school regulations, private school choice programs, overall teacher quality and policies and digital learning opportunities. Interestingly, states sharing … »

A Halloween Horror Story: Tax Carve-Outs Edition One Year Later

Last year at Halloween, we told the gruesome tale of tax carve-outs. It all started when our social media guru, Jordan, asked for some statistics on the extent of total state tax carve-outs. He wanted to make a meme for this great image you see here, adding in some numbers … »

Kansas Tax Cuts: Don’t Buy the Spin

Almost two years after some of the country’s most significant state-level tax reform was passed in Kansas, misinformation about the tax cuts and their economic effects still abounds. While left wing election year strategists lambast the Kansas tax cut package as a poster child for poor economic policy, the data … »