ArcDigital: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is Not Qualified to Manage the New Green Economy

ArcDigital: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is Not Qualified to Manage the New Green Economy

Nothing in 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) brief work history as a bartender qualifies her to direct a massive transformation of society. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is the co-author of a bill popularly called “The Green New Deal.” The dubious premise of the bill is that the world as we know it will end in 12 years if we don’t take immediate and…

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Back to School: Education Savings Accounts

Back to School: Education Savings Accounts

Back-to-school pictures, complete with colorful signs and smiles, fill our Facebook feeds in late August and early September.  Even if you are not going back to school or filling the lunch box of someone who is, this time of year can evoke the hopefulness of new beginnings.  But not all children are going back to schools that are safe or…

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SMU Texas Economic Forum

SMU Texas Economic Forum

Lone Star Policy Institute director, Doug McCullough, was recently asked to be a panelist at the SMU Economic Forum on Trump and the Texas Economy.  This event was a fast-paced and informative forum on Texas’s growing economy. Other panelists included Merrill Matthews of the Institute for Policy Innovation, Vance Ginn of the Texas Public Policy Foundation and W. Michael Cox…

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Does Texas Need Campus Free Speech Legislation?  A Look at the Goldwater Institute Model Bill on Campus Free Speech

Does Texas Need Campus Free Speech Legislation? A Look at the Goldwater Institute Model Bill on Campus Free Speech

The Texas Senate State Affairs Committee Chair recently held hearings at Texas State University on whether Texas should enact legislation protecting free speech on state college campuses. The Senate Committee asked fourteen speakers to testify on registration requirements of student organizations and obstacles for students to invite speakers to appear on state campuses, such as arbitrary security expenses. In addition, the…

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Redesigning State College: Lessons from the Sharing Economy

Redesigning State College: Lessons from the Sharing Economy

The state of Texas is in the college business. Texas has chartered over three dozen colleges and universities. Those colleges have been granted land and are supported annually through the state budget, and the Permanent University Fund, a public endowment which supports colleges in the University of Texas System and Texas A&M University Systems. There is no realistic prospect that…

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