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The Unseen Genius of Prices

We interact with prices every day.   But, what is a price? What do these prices mean? What information do prices convey?   Take a moment to think about it.   If you’re like me – most of the time, those interactions take the form of their sum ballooning… Read More
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Politicians and Potato Chips: Political vs. Traditional Markets

“Remember in November”   We’ve been hearing that line for a while, and no doubt, we’ll continue to – especially now that the special session on “education betterment” is complete, and that resolution included the West Virginia Legislature allowing for the creation of the state’s first (three)… Read More
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How About a Soda Tax for West Virginia?

The WV News reached out to the Cardinal Institute to get our thoughts on a recent proposal to increase the soda tax in West Virginia as a means to fight obesity and inject more money into the state’s budget. So, what were Cardinal’s thoughts? It is the Nanny State run… Read More
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James C. Musser, Esq.

James C. Musser is an independent consultant and serves as a Senior Policy Expert at the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, a Virginia-based think tank, where he focuses on economic issues. Mr. Musser has served as Special Adviser to the Chairman of the House Budget Committee and… Read More
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Cardinal Institute Applauds Promises to Fund Pay Raises with Spending Cuts

Free-market think tank applauds promises made to finance public employee pay raises through spending cuts and rather than tax increases CHARLESTON, WV (March 6, 2018) — The Cardinal Institute for WV Policy applauds reports of the commitment being made to pay for public employee pay raises through sp… Read More
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Cardinal Institute on WVPB’s “The Legislature Today” (Television)

On “The Legislature Today,” Cardinal’s executive director, Garrett Ballengee, discusses the free-market perspective on some public policy debates happening in the Capitol building. The questions discussed are below: Level of confidence in West Virginia economy? Genuine Progress Ind… Read More
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“100 Days in Appalachia” Interviews Cardinal Institute on Lessons for Congress from West Virginia

In this “100 Days in Appalachia” piece, the Cardinal Institute discusses why tax reform is so difficult, spending cuts are much harder to implement in practice, and what Congress can learn from West Virginia’s efforts at reform. To read more, click here. Read More
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Democrats Say Kansas Revenue Crash Should Be a Warning (State Journal)

(Published on June 12, 2017 at Democrats Say Kansas Revenue Crash Should be a Warning – State Journal) Democrats in the West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates say recent events in the state of Kansas should serve as a warning to West Virginia lawmakers contemplating eliminating the… Read More
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First Slow Spending

Since the beginning of the legislative session on January 11, 2017, West Virginia has been consumed with discussion over the budget crisis. While the discussion can be exhausting and repetitive, it has provided a forum for two competing visions for West Virginia. The first vision essentially doubles… Read More
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Whether Eliminating Income Taxes Will Help West Virginia Depends on Who You Ask

(Published May 29, 2017 at Whether Eliminating Income Taxes Will Help West Virginia Depends on Who You Ask) During a recent debate on the floor of the West Virginia Senate, Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, called a plan to move the state’s tax structure to consumption taxes… Read More