Monthly Archives: February 2012

A sobering chart on unemployment

Obviously, any signs of economic recovery are good, and encouraging, but we have a long way to go.

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The Clarion Call of Economic Freedom

Sometimes public policy debates can seem boring and stale to the average person on the street that simply wants to make a good living for themselves and their family.  However, the consequences of not getting public policy right can prevent the …

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Pension Reform Primer

A great introductory piece to public pension reform from We agree that comprehensive reform is necessary for long-term fiscal stability and is essential to providing government employee retirement benefits at levels that taxpayers can afford.

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Private Sector Flees Defined-Benefit Plans–and for Good Reason

It’s painfully obvious that the American economy has fundamentally changed over the past several years.  Private business and government alike must be more competitive and streamlined.  Failing to do so only leads to more layoffs, red ink, and crisis. Business …

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Bipartisan Support Behind Real Public Pension Reforms

As we’ve argued for some time here at Buckeye, public pension reform is not an issue of partisanship or ideology—it’s one of math. The fact is that states, including Ohio, have made overly generous promises that they simply cannot afford …

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Kevin Holtsberry on The Spectrum with Colleen Marshall

Buckeye President Kevin Holtsberry was on The Spectrum with Colleen Marshall this weekend discussing the US Senate campaign and whether social issues will a focus in 2012. Watch here.

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Kevin Holtsberry talks with Fred LeFebvre 1370 WSPD

Buckeye Institute president Kevin Holtsberry was on with Fred LeFebvre this morning on 1370 WSPD in Toledo.  He discussed the potential for collaboration and shared services at the local level and how Ohio can turn its economy around and spur economic growth …

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