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The free market works worldwide … see it in action in January

A farmer in Chile, a North Korean refugee turned venture capitalist, businesswomen in Zambia and Slovakia … all are great examples of how the free market is working when given a chance. Their stories are [...]

Idahoans can learn from Detroit and other bankrupt cities

Remember your reaction to the city of Detroit filing for bankruptcy? I recall thinking “what would my grandfather and father have thought about the situation?” When I was a tike, I would sit next to [...]

Standing for freedom matters when others are looking to us for inspiration

I recently had the opportunity to participate in an international liberty think tank conference hosted by the Atlas Network. The goal was for each attendee to become better organizationally in the management of free market [...]

Urban renewal will mean higher taxes, unlimited government in Shoshone County

On May 21, Shoshone County voters will be asked to create an urban renewal agency. Voters are told that doing so will not raise taxes. This is simply not accurate. Idaho Freedom Foundation has studied [...]

Urban renewal will mean higher taxes, unlimited government in Shoshone County

On May 21, Shoshone County voters will be asked to create an urban renewal agency. Voters are told that doing so will not raise taxes. This is simply not accurate. Idaho Freedom Foundation has studied [...]

JFAC hears budget requests on Medicaid, catastrophic health care

This week the Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee (JFAC) began listening to the Department of Health and Welfare present its budget request for fiscal year 2014. The department is requesting a total increase of 6.8 percent in [...]