It’s worse than President Obama saying “You didn’t build that.” Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer tells us you can’t build that — not without government guidance and intervention, anyway.
No longer is it “Sustainable Communities.” Now it’s “South Central Kansas Prosperity Plan.” Either way, the program is still centralized government planning, with great potential to harm our economy and liberties.
The first action under a new Wichita economic development policy doesn’t produce economic growth, and in fact, harms the Wichita economy.
In south-central Kansas, the meme of “it’s only a plan” that can be shelved is likely to be repeated as government officials try to sell a comprehensive planning process.
We live in the biggest city in the state which brings with it many challenges; solutions to those challenges come in many forms, giving rise to the vast diversity of opinion borne out in the survey. That diversity may be trying but we should not allow the aspiration for political unity to squelch debate. Ultimately it is our ability to engage and debate these issues that unites us as a community.
Kansas Policy Institute has released the results of a public opinion poll asking Kansans for their views on some issues that are currently in the news.
A Sedgwick County Commissioner’s concern for an industry is misplaced, partly due to mistaken beliefs in the relative composition of the Kansas economy.