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Posts by Dr. Daniel Sutter

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Dr. Daniel Sutter: Prison costs and the tragedy of the commons

As the price tag for Alabama’s new prisons rapidly approaches $1 billion each, these costly prisons should make us consider how we make decisions about using corrections facilities.

Tourism Alabama News
Dr. Daniel Sutter: Tourism and prosperity

Value-creating tourist destinations improve Alabama’s economy – and our lives. But subsidizing tourism with tax dollars will not create prosperity. 

Freedom Alabama News
Daniel Sutter: Hard work ahead to protect Alabama's freedom

A citizen legislature is wonderful for limited government, but today our citizen legislators must create resilience against efforts by Washington and blue states to erode our freedom.

School House Alabama News
Dr. Daniel Sutter: A radical school reform proposal

Today I offer a measure to make Alabama the education reform leader: end government schools entirely.

Scott Harris Alabama News
Dr. Daniel Sutter: COVID lockdowns and the State Health Officer

Having the governor appoint a state health officer will not correct the deficiencies of our emergency powers laws, but the debate might encourage reforms before the next pandemic. 

Regions Bank Alabama News
Dr. Daniel Sutter: ESG, regulations and economic freedom

Can a law restricting banks increase economic freedom? In the case of Alabama’s Senate Bill 261, the “anti-ESG” bill, the answer is likely yes.

School Choice Alabama News
Dr. Daniel Sutter: Is the PRICE right for Alabama?

The PRICE Act would phase in universal educational savings accounts (ESAs) over three years, funded by the state at $6,900 a year.

Medical Alabama News
Dr. Daniel Sutter: Stop this CON job

Thirty-five states — including Alabama — currently employ Certificate of Need (CON) laws in health care, which require approval for new facilities in an industry.

Shelby Alabama News
Dr. Daniel Sutter: Alabama’s earmarks

Many would argue that earmarks undermine fiscal conservatism, waste tax dollars, and bankrupt our nation. But I believe that such arguments must rely on hypocrisy.  

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Dr. Daniel Sutter: Business incentives and Alabama jobs

The state legislature will take up reauthorization of the Alabama Jobs Act next session. The reauthorization affords an opportunity to consider economic and ethical questions raised by targeted incentives for businesses.

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Dr. Daniel Sutter: Legislators for freedom?

Alabama has elected a new legislature. Few of our state representatives campaigned on a socialist platform. Yet a recent report from the Club for Growth suggests that our legislators do not support limited government and free markets either.

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Dr. Daniel Sutter: Alabama’s workforce participation issue

America’s labor force participation rate has fallen for two decades, with large drops during the Great Recession and COVID-19 pandemic. Alabama’s rate trails the national average, potentially hamstringing our economy.