Over the weekend the Institute for Humane Studies brought classical liberal and libertarian academics to Loyola University. They shared and debated the ideas of liberty with students and recent graduates.
“The simple solution is to stop imposing federal boondoggles on the states and let them determine their needs for expanded rail networks.”
American historian and scholar of Austrian economics, Thomas Woods this week published his most ambitious work so far. With Rollback he pronounces “Everything needs to the abolished, and here’s why.”
Dennis Woltering of Eyewitness News examines Louisiana’s public pension crisis with Kevin Kane, in the wake of a new Pelican Institute report.
Energy providers participating in a renewables pilot program, with minor exceptions, will also face heavy research and reporting requirements.
We can be “tough on crime and the bottom line,” says Right on Crime, an openly conservative advocacy group for criminal justice reform. The organization held a press conference and highlighted Louisiana’s fiscal challenges and incarceration rate, the highest in the nation.
Led by Louisiana’s Noble Ellington, ALEC promotes “priority-based budgeting” NEW ORLEANS, La. – The American Legislative Exchange Council has released its “State Budget Reform Toolkit,” a plan for resolving fiscal shortfalls without increased taxation, raids of rainy-day funds, or reliance on federal funds. ALEC’s toolkit comes as Louisiana faces a projected $1.6 billion deficit for…
Kevin Kane discusses new research, “Louisiana’s Fiscal Albatross: The Coming Public Pension Crisis.” The report is the first in a four-part series on state employee retirement benefits, which account for the state’s unfunded liabilities and which Kane describes as a “ponzi scheme.”
Pelican Institute Report: taxpayers on the hook for billions of dollars in unfunded liabilities. Despite Governor Jindal’s national accolades, Louisiana is on course for fiscal catastrophe. Next year’s $2 billion shortfall is the tip of the iceberg.
Louisiana’s medical society reports doubling of hospital employment in four years, and as the profession ages fewer are set to work in private practice. “This signals the further decline in the free practice of medicine,” says Dr. Thomas Kendall Sr., a South Carolina spokesman for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons.