Wednesday, September 05, 2018


So as economists, politicians, civic leaders and economic developers wring their hands in concern about the “eco-system” for entrepreneurs and what to do to encourage them, there comes a typical example of what the state does to destroy them. The Public Service Commission comes out with an announcement of a decision in which they denied a permit to a company that wants to haul garbage in Missoula. This follows the approval of one in Roundup a couple weeks prior.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018


Often one can hear the different industries in Montana claim to be the state’s largest. Agriculture is commonly considered Montana’s largest, but a recent analysis by 24/7 Wall St., concludes that its hospitals, nursing, and residential care facilities, which is true of only five states.
The study excluded real estate, the largest contributor to GDP, because housing is a universal need and fails to illuminate economic differences.
As in the other states with the same

...
Wednesday, September 05, 2018


The Montana Chamber of Commerce—Montana’s leading business advocate— has announced their strong opposition to I-186.

Monday, August 27, 2018


In a press release, the Montana Chamber of Commerce—Montana’s leading business advocate—announced their strong opposition to I-186.
“The Chamber made the right choice by opposing I-186. The vague and ill-defined language of this initiative would wreak havoc on the strict and effective regulatory framework that is currently in place to permit mines in Montana,” said Dave Galt, Executive Director for the STOP I-186 to Protect Miners & Jobs campaign. “Mining plays a critical

...
Monday, August 27, 2018



Social media outlets have been filled with commentary this week about the decisions by Apple, Facebook, YouTube, and Spotify to remove content created by talk show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. This is a useful opportunity to clarify what actually counts as “censorship” and what responsibilities that media platforms have to the public.