Economic freedom strong in Missouri

By R.W. Hafer
    Missouri is the 16th most economically-free state in the union according to the just released 2019 edition of the Economic Freedom of North America. The report is published by Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think tank. New Hampshire ranked as the most economically free state, with New York at the bottom of the list.

The (silent) one percent

By Matthew Evans
    What does it take to be in the one percent? Well, in our four counties (Maries, Phelps, Pulaski, & Texas) it takes a lot. In fact, to be in the one percent you are under 18. You found yourself faced with no choice. You are removed from your home. You are likely a victim of physical or sexual abuse or neglect.

Broadband still elusive 50 years after Internet’s birth

By Eric Bohl
    On October 29, historians and computer scientists celebrated the 50th birthday of the internet. On that day in 1969, the very first login to the internet occurred. The “birth” connected a terminal at UCLA to the Stanford Research Institute, about 350 miles away.

Elizabeth Warren a capitalist? She is not!

By Rik W. Hafer
    Senator from Massachusetts and presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren asserts that she is “a capitalist to my bones.” She must be thinking of the “capitalism” adopted by countries like Russia and China. That type of government-controlled system is very different from what most of us would consider capitalism. While it allows market processes to allocate some goods and services, decisions over big-ticket areas, such as healthcare, are left to government bureaucrats.