Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Roswell & Hobbs Event Notices Dr. Larry Schweikart, Author of Numerous Books, including “Patriot’s History of the United States” to Speak at Four Rio Grande Foundation Hosted Events! Click here for Albuquerque registration form. Click here for Las Cruces registration form. Click here for Roswell registration form. Click here for Hobbs registration […]
The Rio Grande Foundation and other supporters of Right to Work are circulating a petition in support of Right to Work in New Mexico. Click the link and sign on to support the issue no matter what part of New Mexico you live in!
Happy Labor Day Weekend! Before we get to the data, here’s a reminder, via historian Thaddeus Russell, of the holiday’s origins: In 1884, when President Grover Cleveland signed the bill making Labor Day a national holiday on the first Monday in September, he and its sponsors intended it not as a celebration of leisure but […]
Episode 24: Paul and Dowd interview Lucas Puente of Thumbtack.com regarding their recent survey of small business owners around the nation. New Mexico ranks a disappointing 47th and the City of Albuquerque rates a “D+” up slightly from “D” last year. Aside from our own results,there are interesting data points to consider with regard to […]
As discussed in this space yesterday, New Mexico policymakers will likely have a massive surplus as they head into the 2019 legislative session. Given the size and scope of New Mexico’s existing government and the lack of diversification and job growth in the State, what can or should the Legislature do with that money when […]
Dowd and Paul discuss New Mexico’s $1.2 billion surplus and what should be done with the largess. That shifts into a conversation about the Cato Institute’s Freedom In the 50 States report which gave New Mexico high marks on personal freedom, but found the State sorely lacking in fiscal restraint and the size of its […]
Last week it was announced that the State of New Mexico (thanks in large part to booming oil and gas production) has a $1.2 billion surplus. Yes, this is good news and here are some takeaways: 1) Gov. Martinez was 100% right to ignore the calls for tax hikes. 2) Despite the positive budget news, […]
The following op-ed ran in the Las Vegas Optic on August 24. Enjoying the new season of “Better Call Saul”? If not, you should be — you’re paying for it. Annually, New Mexico’s taxpayers spend $50 million to “incentivize” film and television production in their state. Unfortunately, after shoveling more than half a billion dollars […]
Still don’t think Right to Work matters for job growth and site selectors (identifiable info has been removed, but if you are a site selector, preferably in New Mexico, I’d be happy to put you in touch with the site selector). You can email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org I received the following email recently: Hello Paul: […]
On this podcast Paul and Dowd talk free trade with George Mason University economist and prominent Cafe Hayek blogger Donald Boudreaux. Among the issues discussed are how to think about international trade? What are the benefits to trade? What could happen to the US economy and stock markets if trade is reduced?