Charles Koch Institute
Charles Koch Institute
06/24/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Arbitrary laws in Florida make it more difficult for patients to seek care from physical therapists but, as Ed Timmons, a Charles Koch Foundation grantee writes, increased access to physical therapists could "lower treatment costs, lower rates of opioid prescription, and reduced probability of an emergency department visit."

If there's no evidence that seeing a physical therapist without a...
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Arbitrary laws in Florida make it more difficult for patients to seek

Allow Floridians full access to physical therapy services | Opinion

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Charles Koch Institute
Charles Koch Institute
06/23/2017 at 16:45. Facebook
As the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court Reno v. ACLU decision approaches, Adam Thierer explores how the Reno decision, along with the Clinton Administration's Framework for Global Electronic Commerce, resulted in the Internet and new technologies being "born free" instead of into "regulatory captivity."
As the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court Reno v ACLU decision

Celebrating 20 Years of Internet Free Speech & Free Exchange

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Charles Koch Institute
Charles Koch Institute
06/22/2017 at 23:30. Facebook
"The First Amendment does not entrust that power to the government’s benevolence. Instead, our reliance must be on the substantial safeguards of free and open discussion in a democratic society."

The free speech saga for Asian-American band The Slants has drawn to a close after winning the right to trademark their band name. Eugene Volokh, a professor on free speech law at the UCLA School of...
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The First Amendment does not entrust that power to the governments benevolence

Opinion | Supreme Court unanimously reaffirms: There is no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment

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John Dowd
Jared Long
Aaron Pickett
Charles Koch Institute
Charles Koch Institute
06/22/2017 at 20:16. Facebook
"It’s got to be skill, and it’s got to be opportunity, and it’s got to be ambition."

Mike Rowe stopped by Fox & Friends earlier this week to share his passion for trade skills education and how his foundation, mikeroweWORKS, is partnering with the Charles Koch Foundation to send students to compete at SkillsUSA's National Leadership and Skills Conference, the largest showcase of career and...
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Evelyn Johnson Hauge
Galiano Tiramani
Janine Harrison
Charles Koch Institute
Charles Koch Institute
06/22/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
"Put yourself in the shoes of a special needs student or parent for a moment: Would you desire a limited set of options and cold-blooded state policies discouraging districts from meeting your needs? Or would you desire a system in which you have additional options if things don’t work out?"

The Charles Koch Institute's Matt Ladner on how education reforms in Texas could result in increased...
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Put yourself in the shoes of a special needs student or parent

Texas should provide more educational options for students with disabilities, by Matt Ladner

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Mary Mertz
Laura Elizabeth Murray
Jeffrey Herman
Charles Koch Institute
Charles Koch Institute
06/21/2017 at 20:15. Facebook
In Indiana, if you want to purchase a cold beer at a gas station or convenience store, you're out of luck. State law currently only allows liquor stores and restaurants to sell carryout beer that is "iced or cooled." Instead of removing the antiquated regulation after a convenience store chain found a loophole, lawmakers continued to prop up the law.
In Indiana if you want to purchase a cold beer at a

Indiana Doubles Down on Warm Beer

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Fred Reid
Erik Katz
Edmund Snyder
Charles Koch Institute
Charles Koch Institute
06/21/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
"Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program"-Milton Friedman.

While the popularity of Pokémon Go may have dwindled, local regulations passed in response to the app still remain, potentially hindering innovation and a "budding market for location-based gaming and augmented reality applications."
"Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program"Milton Friedman

Regulators should think twice before cracking down on 'augmented reality'

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Charles Koch Institute
Charles Koch Institute
06/21/2017 at 12:18. Facebook
John Hardin from the Charles Koch Foundation met with Mike Rowe to speak to recipients of this year's SkillsUSA Travel Scholarship. Learn more about how the Charles Koch Foundation, Koch Industries, and the mikeroweWORKS Foundation teamed up to support trade skills: [ Ckf.io Link ]
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Charles Koch Institute
Charles Koch Institute
06/21/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Tune into Fox and Friends this morning at 8:20 to hear Mike Rowe discuss the importance of showcasing skilled trades, SkillsUSA, and the value of honest and hard work.
Tune into Fox and Friends this morning at 820 to hear Mike
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Tom Raquer
Jay Que
Charles Koch Institute
Charles Koch Institute
06/20/2017 at 21:30. Facebook
The Charles Koch Foundation is proud to partner with SkillsUSA, Koch Industries., and mikeroweWORKS to help send students to this year's National Leadership and Skills Conference,the largest showcase of career and technical education!

Learn more: [ Ckf.io Link ]
The Charles Koch Foundation is proud to partner with SkillsUSA Koch Industries
Charles Koch Institute
Charles Koch Institute
06/20/2017 at 20:17. Facebook
Excited to be with mikeroweWORKS, SkillsUSA, and Koch Industries at #NLSC17!
Excited to be with mikeroweWORKS SkillsUSA and Koch Industries at NLSC17
Charles Koch Institute
Charles Koch Institute
06/20/2017 at 19:45. Facebook
"There are people who say, "Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time." I understand that, and I agree that I should have been held accountable for my mistakes. But shouldn’t the time fit the crime?"

Evans Ray was serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense until he was granted clemency by President Obama in August, 2016. Today, he is reunited with his family and using his story...
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There are people who say Dont do the crime if you cant

Essay: Mandatory minimum sentencing almost destroyed my family

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Mariellen Beck Anderson
Art E. Johnson
Scott Hedrick
Charles Koch Institute
Charles Koch Institute
06/20/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
What if you could take a vision test and update your contacts subscription from the comfort of your home? Companies are embracing technological innovations to increase access to vision correction services while lowering costs, but established special interests are trying to keep telemedicine options blurry.
What if you could take a vision test and update your contacts

Optometrists Feel Threatened By Technology, So Guess What Do They Do

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Charles Koch Institute
Charles Koch Institute
06/19/2017 at 19:45. Facebook
"98% of the jobs created here in Tennessee are created by existing home-grown Tennessee businesses. Yet, we give almost all of the handouts to the other 2%... We're punishing the 98% in order to reap reward upon reward on the 2%."

Memphis, Tennessee has over twenty furniture stores but only one, IKEA, received tax incentives to the tune of $9.5 million in tax benefits. A new documentary from...
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98 of the jobs created here in Tennessee are created by existing

Rigged: The Injustice of Corporate Welfare

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Bill Judson
Todd Henson
Cris A. Digamo
Charles Koch Institute
Charles Koch Institute
06/19/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
Earlier this month, New Hampshire joined Indiana and South Dakota in deregulating hair braiding and expanding economic opportunities. Previously, African-style hair braiders had to become licensed cosmetologists, a process costing up to $20,000, in order to practice their craft. Not only did many cosmetology schools not teach this style of braiding techniques, braiding hair without a license...
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Earlier this month New Hampshire joined Indiana and South Dakota in deregulating

New Hampshire Repeals Regulations (And Criminal Penalties) For African-Style Hair Braiders

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Diane Ruger
Lynda Lough
Al Sims
When obstetricians Hugo Ribot and Malcom Barfield wanted to add a second room to their one-room surgery center, they were blocked by competing hospitals stating they would first need to obtain a "certificate of need." Certificate-of-need laws were created in the 1960s, but quickly evolved as a way to "give favorable treatment to major medical centers and other existing hospitals by limiting...
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When obstetricians Hugo Ribot and Malcom Barfield wanted to add a second

A Regulation That Protects Big-Hospital Monopolies

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Edward Antrobus
Eric Rohn Estes
From delivering blood in rural Rwanda to using drones carrying an automated external defibrillator (AED) to respond to cardiac arrests in Sweden, drone technology could result in increased emergency medical access. Regulatory barriers are keeping similar tests in the U.S. grounded, even though they could offer life-saving applications.
From delivering blood in rural Rwanda to using drones carrying an automated

Emergency drones rush life-saving help to simulated cardiac arrest cases

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Edward Antrobus
Weldon Angelos was sentenced to 55 years in prison for a first time, non-violent offense, a sentence the judge presiding over his case called “unjust, cruel, and even irrational."

A year after release, Weldon Angelos continues to use his story to bring awareness to mandatory minimum sentencing, the collateral consequences of incarceration, and the need for criminal justice reform.
Weldon Angelos was sentenced to 55 years in prison for a first

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Matthew Klem
"Are driverless cars perfect? Not at all. But they do not need to be perfectly reliable to be socially beneficial. Humans are far from perfect and yet we let more than 190,000,000 people take to the streets."

Driverless cars caught the attention of companies from Google to Ford, and the impact they could have on public safety in reducing auto deaths is profound. Equally important is how...
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Are driverless cars perfect Not at all But they do not need

How driverless cars could reduce deaths on the road

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Ryan Byes
Mathew Threadgill
Lisa Breuer
"We are neither headed toward a rise of the machine world nor a utopia where no one works anymore. Humans will still be necessary in the economy of the future, even if we can't predict what we will be doing."

Predictions about the future of work run the gauntlet from apocalypse to utopia, but economists are providing a more measured perspective, citing not only past technological...
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We are neither headed toward a rise of the machine world nor

Are Robots Going to Steal Our Jobs?

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James Dennis Koch-Shaw Morell
Thomas St Thomas