Center for Property Rights

The 2022 Journal

By: The James Madison Institute / October 19, 2022

The James Madison Institute

Center for Property Rights

October 19, 2022

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Table of Contents 

Building a Legacy

MICHAEL DURDEN

Florida as the “north star” of liberty means advancing ahead to the rest of the United States with the successes of the Sunshine State. That’s about to happen.

Liberty and Opportunity for All – Conservatism and “The Florida Way”

PAUL RENNER

Florida’s incoming Speaker of the House provides a historical perspective on his vision for conservative policy contrasting the Sunshine State to the failure of Washington D.C. and the big government left.

Amendment Guide

POLICY TEAM

Florida voters will have the opportunity to vote on three amendments to the state constitution this year. Find out the pros and cons on each from the policy team at JMI.

 

Will Florida’s Future Become America’s

JOHN FUND

Florida has been a model economic powerhouse with sound policy making it a perfect example for how the policy trajectory of the United States should be directed.

 

Social Credit Scores Threaten Freedom

JACK MCPHERRIN/JUSTIN HASKINS

ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) scores threaten a restructuring of the global economy that would consolidate global economic power to a small faction, hurting millions of people worldwide.

 

Economic Hurricane Season in Florida

VICTOR V. CLAAR

Florida is a great place to be during a strong weather even or an economic storm, especially after Florida’s economy has preserved after COVID.

 

Real Energy for Change? Provide Something Better! 

ED MOORE

Historical analysis of education policy in the state and a breakdown of the opportunities and challenges ahead for policymakers in the Sunshine State.

 

From the White House to the White Sands

BRIAN BLASE

Florida is a phenomenal place to move with its amazing political leadership and amazing educational options. Why one former White House Advisor chose the Sunshine State.

 

Fighting Illegal Trade Requires Greater Collaboration

CHAD WOLF

Illicit trade and counterfeit goods costs us all. With international trading ports spread throughout the State, Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security discusses how Florida can be the tip of the spear in battling it.

  

Florida is the Model for Election Integrity

CHRISTIAN ADAMS

After 2020, Florida continues to serve as a paradigm for free and fair elections, more so after Governor DeSantis’s actions to improve election integrity.

 

“Taxation by Citation” Needs to end in Florida

VITTORIO NASTASI

Court fines and fees disproportionately affect low-income individuals and do not provide a reliable source of revenue.

 

Microschool Pioneer: If I Can Do It, So Can You

RON MATUS

Profile of microschool mom Jaime Manfre – a leader in the school choice movement who is dedicating her life to making sure students in her community have a personal path to success.

 

A Commonsense Approach to Addressing Homelessness

ERINN BROADUS

Homelessness in Florida has costed the state and national government over $190 million; what policy paths can provide measures of relief?

 

Reminder: Rent Control will not Solve the Florida Housing Crisis

MASON ROBINSON AND CHLOE KAUFFMAN

It may score points with the Left, but price controls create shortages – they don’t solve problems. Housing is no different than any other economic good – supply and demand matter.

 

The Harm of Socialized Medicine

SUSAN K. RIGGS

Under Canada’s socialized medicinal system, overwhelmed hospitals and high mortality rates are the norm.

 

Florida the Frontier State

RYAN ELLIS

As the closest geographic neighbor to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Florida’s elections can tip one way or the other on how this cohort of the population votes.

 

The NFT Market

BRAIN L. FRYE

An analysis of the concept of “non fungible tokens” and how the market for them points a path ahead in investing for the 21st century.

 

It’s the Four R’s Now

DOUG TUTILL

An interview with founder of Optima Foundation Erika Donalds, who is taking the promise of virtual reality and creating an entire educational system around it.

 

The Promise of Regulatory Sandboxes

RON SHULTIS

Regulatory sandboxes provide a promising way for new entrepreneurs and small business owners to break into the post-COVID markets.

 

Title IX and the Threat of Destroying Parental Rights

JANUARY LITTLEJOHN

The Title IX change emplaced by President Biden exposes a threat upon parental rights and introduces

                  gender ideology into public school systems.

  

Using Tech to Solve Policy Problems: The Case of Urbit

ANDREA O’SULLIVAN

A breakdown and case study in how decentralized technology can do what policymakers seem to be struggling to accomplish – balance competing priorities of markets and users.

 

Teachers Who Made the Move

MICHAEL MCSHANE/JAMES SHULS

Analysis of recent data of teachers who are departing the traditional education setting for new entrepreneurial opportunities in the world of school choice.

 

How a Caring Teacher – and School Choice! – Changed my Life

ASHLEY ELLIOTT

Data and stats are the outline of policy – the real-life example paints the picture of how policy affects the human story and completes the vision. Read how school choice mattered to one and how it can impact so many more.

 

State University System – Feature

 

JMI will begin featuring articles from each of the State University System schools over the coming issues. Kicking this off, hear from Florida’s two flagship universities.

 

Florida State University Continues to succeed

CLAY INGRAM

With the assistance of the Florida Legislature and Governor DeSantis, FSU continues to move forward in excellence.

University of Florida improving Florida’s future

MARK KAPLAN

                  A message from Mark Kaplan about the successes of UF.