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Amplify Choice: Texas and School Choice

Amplify Choice: Texas and School Choice

February 28, 2015 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

Everything is Bigger in Texas: School Choice Should Be, Too. by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: In 2015, the State of Texas is the envy of the rest of the United States. Thanks to its low taxes, a relatively small regulatory system, a limited government, Texas created more than 450,000 in 2014, the highest […]

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Amplify Choice: Supporting School Choice is Being “Pro-Children”

Amplify Choice: Supporting School Choice is Being “Pro-Children”

February 27, 2015 at 10:30 am 1 comment

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: The most enlightening experience in learning about school choice has been visiting a private school and a charter school in Washington DC, as well as a charter school in Texas. Talking with the principals, and most importantly the students, was the best way to understand what these alternatives […]

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National School Choice Week: Five Themes that Helped Me Better Understand the Debate

National School Choice Week: Five Themes that Helped Me Better Understand the Debate

February 26, 2015 at 11:00 am 0 comments

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: National School Choice Week took place from January 25 to January 31 this year, and generated more than 11,000 events over the country. The Franklin Center hosted its Amplify Choice conference on January 30-31, a conference I took part in. To be honest, before joining the Franklin Center […]

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Detroit’s Revival: Staying On the Right Track

Detroit’s Revival: Staying On the Right Track

February 17, 2015 at 10:35 am 0 comments

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: “Maybe we can call this bootstrap nation, […] because Detroit is pulling itself and rising on its own initiative, its own energy, its own determination.” Nolan Finley The goal of the series of posts I wrote on Detroit was to show the positive in what was currently happening […]

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Detroit’s Revival: Making the Renaissance City Beautiful Again

Detroit’s Revival: Making the Renaissance City Beautiful Again

October 22, 2014 at 8:15 am 0 comments

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: “Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus” “We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes” ~ Detroit’s motto  In my previous posts, I tried to show that current initiatives trying to revive the city of Detroit were led by individuals and that the less government is involved, the better […]

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Detroit’s Revival: Individual Rights, Not Anarchy, Will Support Rebuilding Efforts

Detroit’s Revival: Individual Rights, Not Anarchy, Will Support Rebuilding Efforts

September 8, 2014 at 8:50 am 0 comments

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: My previous posts describing a reemerging Detroit took the stance that the city’s revival will only occur when the government retreats to the sidelines—a position that was vindicated by the experience of every entrepreneur I met, whether large or small. That said, there are some areas of law […]

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Detroit’s Revival: Individual Initiatives Can Do without Government Interference – Part 2

Detroit’s Revival: Individual Initiatives Can Do without Government Interference – Part 2

August 22, 2014 at 10:00 am 2 comments

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: In part 1 of this post, we saw that the revival of Detroit happens to kick off at a time when government tends to be less intrusive. This is no coincidence: when entrepreneurs of all kinds feel free to take risks, everyone can benefit. High tech startups are […]

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Detroit’s Revival: Individual Initiatives Can Do without Government Interference – Part 1

Detroit’s Revival: Individual Initiatives Can Do without Government Interference – Part 1

August 19, 2014 at 9:45 am 1 comment

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: “[The] comeback in Detroit started several years ago, outside of municipal government, outside of the public sector . . . The comeback is going on in spite of the way government was operating.” — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, September 2013 “This effort is not centrally-planned, it’s market-driven.” — […]

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Multifaceted Detroit: Contrasting Myth with Reality

Multifaceted Detroit: Contrasting Myth with Reality

July 30, 2014 at 9:05 am 4 comments

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: They say the first impression is the one that counts. This may come as a surprise, but my first impression of Detroit was good. It was not thanks to the government but to free enterprise and the hard work and aspirations to a better life of individual Detroiters. […]

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Let’s Celebrate Economic Freedom This International Women’s Day

Let’s Celebrate Economic Freedom This International Women’s Day

March 10, 2014 at 8:30 am 1 comment

by Carine Martinez-Gouhier: Every year around March 8, women become the subject of predilection for those perpetually-tortured souls that see social injustice everywhere. International Women’s Day is supposed to celebrate women, but it too often sets the stage for women, not as individual human beings but as a group or a […]

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