Latest Posts





Residents Petition to Reclaim Freedom of Trash

The disconnect between citizens and bigger-than-ever government continues to drive discontent with politics as usual at every level. Folks who used to think they had not just a stake, but a say in the system, aren’t so sure anymore.

It’s evident at the local level of government supposed to be the closest and most accountable to taxpayers, as you can read in my latest News Alert.

You see it in the backlash to technocrats’ overreach in the European Union, where U.K. residents at the point of no return will go to the polls later this month in a last ditch effort to reassert their sovereignty over Brussels bureaucrats.

It’s fueled by thousands of pages of additional federal regulations promulgated by unaccountable Obama Administration bureaucrats, allowing little or no say on the part of the public who will bear the economic impact.

It’s exemplified by state lawmakers who override local zoning laws and force farmers and their neighbors to live with wind farms and solar power installations in their backyards.

But residents of Minnesota’s fifth largest city of Bloomington are reasserting their rightful role. For them, it comes down to an issue everyone can relate to: “Freedom of Trash.”




Upcoming Events

  • Morning in Minnesota: St. Cloud

    Location: St. Cloud

    Sign up HERE! Courtyard by Marriott St. Cloud 404 West Saint Germain Street St. Cloud, MN, 56301 Please join Center of the American Experiment on Tuesday, July 21 for breakfast with Center policy fellow and education expert Catrin Wigfall as she explains K-12 education in the state and its persistent disparities despite decades of increased spending. Following her presentation, Catrin will lead a Q&A session. 7:30 AM Check In and Breakfast 8:00 AM Presentation 9:00 AM Conclude   Catrin Wigfall is a Policy Fellow at Center of the American Experiment. She is also the director of EducatedTeachersMN and EmployeeFreedomMN. Catrin’s…

    Register Now
  • Kristi Noem: The Courage to Reject a Shutdown

    Location: Online

    Sign up HERE! Join us Wednesday, July 8th for an interview with South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem over Zoom. In response to COVID-19, Noem defied the norm of a statewide shutdown and let South Dakotans choose for themselves what safety precautions to take. Tune in to this live online event to hear how Governor Noem preserved her state’s economy while still keeping citizens safe. Wednesday, July 8th at Noon CT Sign up HERE!  

    Register Now
  • Morning in Minnesota: Marshall

    Location: Marshall Golf Club

      Sign up for this event HERE! Please join Center of the American Experiment on Thursday, July 16 at Marshall Golf Club for a breakfast with Center economist, John Phelan, as he discusses Minnesota’s economic future. Following his presentation, John will lead a Q&A session. 7:30 AM Check In and Breakfast 8:00 AM Presentation 9:00 AM Conclude John Phelan is a graduate of Birkbeck College, University of London, where he earned a BSc in Economics, and of the London School of Economics where he earned an MSc. He worked in finance for ten years before becoming a professional economist. He…

    Register Now