Welcome to KPI's latest effort to help make Kansas a freer and more prosperous place
to live and work. (Please note the use of the German word for "welcome" because
who doesn't appreciate a tip of the hat to the native language of the Austrian School
My name is James Franko (sorry, not the actor but this one) and I'm in charge of making sure we get this
blog started off on the right foot. To that end, our goal is to create a place
to discuss the public policy questions facing our state. We believe this can be
done in a courteous way that allows for all voices to be heard and respected.
With that in mind, please remember that Kansas Policy Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit
organization and is governed by rules that will prevent any comments, messages,
or other content from being posted that;
- Constitute a communication in support of or in opposition to any candidate for any
- Electioneering or lobbying communications within the meaning of applicable federal
or state law.
Once again, this is to be a place to discuss, and
even debate, the policy issues of the day. This does not include personal attacks,
vulgarity, offensive content, spam, or links to things directly selling products.
However, we gladly encourage you to post links to other blogs, media outlets, or
organizations that advance the conversation and make a meaningful contribution.
This means we can delete content that;
- Is abusive, vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language, personal attacks
of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups;
- Off-topic comments or comments that promote services or products;
- Gratuitous links to sites that could be viewed as spam;
- Personally identifiable information such as social security numbers, addresses,
and telephone numbers.
Something appearing on this blog DOES NOT constitute or imply the support or endorsement
of said content by KPI, our staff, or board members. We’re trying to create
the free flow of ideas and someone posting a study from the Bugs Bunny Institute
for Public Policy does not mean KPI is supporting Bugs Bunny or his policy ideas.
We reserve the right, at our absolute discretion, to remove any comments we feel
violate the rules outlined above or the spirit of this blog.
Lastly, while we were all riveted by the debates in Washington, D.C. about raising
the debt ceiling or extending the payroll tax cut, we'll be focusing on Kansas issues.
There are plenty of other forums to debate the latest news from inside the Beltway
and trust you'll find an appropriate place to make your opinion known. So, unless
it deals with a direct impact on Kansas policy (e.g., Medicaid, NCLB), personal
liberty, or economic freedom we'll leave those federal topics for discussion elsewhere.
Please e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org)
should you have any questions or concerns.