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1889 Institute joins Mackinac Center for important study on How “To End Corporate Welfare”

Staff Report   Oklahoma City – Critiques of robust government interference in picking winners and losers in the economy believe government support for businesses through subsidies and other special treatment, commonly referred to as corporate welfare, has proven time and again to be an ineffective use of taxpayer dollars. But the practice persists, with policymakers […]

1889 Institute recommends school districts start “conversion schools”

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The 1889 Institute, an Oklahoma state policy think tank, has published “Conversion Schools: Local Districts Have No Excuse.” A short paper, released March 29, points out that school districts now have the power to free themselves of many of the rules and regulations imposed by the state. Local school boards […]

1889 Institute releases Education Savings Account proposal

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – The 1889 Institute, an Oklahoma state policy think tank, has published “A Truly Universal Education Savings Account Proposal, Including Fiscal Implications.” This school choice proposal would see the state offer every public-school-age child, kindergarten and above, an Education Savings Account (ESA). ESAs are state-funded and administered accounts that pay for […]

1889 Institute of Oklahoma proposes to eliminate Certificates of Need (CON), deeming them government-enforced cartels

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY — The 1889 Institute, an Oklahoma state policy think tank, recently published a paper entitled “Certificates of Need: An Oklahoma CON that Needs Repealing.” The paper explores Certificate of Need (CON) laws in Oklahoma, their economic effects and why they should be repealed. CON laws require a business to get the […]

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