Entries by RI Center for Freedom

Feds Pick A Loser in Solyndra

We talk often about how it is an infringement on our liberties when government gets in the business of picking “winners”, in other words, spending our tax dollars to assist specific businesses or industries that are friendly to the politicians doling out the money. We call this “crony capitalism” … government helping their corporate friends, […]

A Tale of Two Shale States

A case study of one state – PA – embracing economic opportunity and providing economic opportunity for its citizens;, while another state – NY – has let environmental politics trump development and job growth, thus taking another byte out of economic liberties for its citizens. Read the Wall Street Journal article here …

Welfare Calling now FREE in Rhode Island

Welfare or food-stamp recipients in over 20 US states – INCLUDING RHODE ISLAND – are now eligible to receive a FREE cell phone with FREE minutes. Yet another example of the ever-expanding entitlement state mentality, programs like these take a byte of our your economic liberty (by taxing service providers who pass the cost on to you) […]

Evergreen turns red!

More proof that government intervention in the economy – especially when advancing a politcal agenda – simply does not work. This bad deal cost our taxpaying neighbors in Massachusetts over $58 MILLION! Another byte out their economic liberties. Click here for the Boston Herald story …

What is a Free-Market “Think Tank”?

THINK TANK // noun: a group or organization dedicated to problem solving and research (as in social or public policy). As the free-enterprise “idea factory” for Rhode Island, and as part of a national network of state-based think tanks advancing liberty-based solutions, our goal is to develop and relentlessly promote research-based, free-market policy recommendations.