Latest Posts





It’s Your Money!

The Coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdowns have wreaked serious havoc on Minnesota’s economy. What started out as a projected $1.5 million budget surplus is now a projected $2.4 billion budget deficit. The rainy day fund is now gone and the projected deficit foreshadows an intricate battle over the purse strings this upcoming legislative session.

The state legislative session doesn’t start for several more weeks, but lawmakers are already bent on raising taxes. Minnesotans are already some of the most highly taxed Americans and are tired of forking over increasingly larger portions of their money to the government. Instead of raising taxes, the current Administration running this state should learn how to balance the books more efficiently. Don’t raise taxes; cut spending.

To prove to Minnesotans just how inefficiently our tax dollars are spent, American Experiment embarks on a quest to find the most wasteful, useless, and just plain silly government expenditures.

The Golden Turkey Award is bestowed upon the most bird-brained examples of waste in state government; the silly spending that invokes a facepalm for any common-sense person.

Here are the nominees for the inaugural Golden Turkey Award, click here to learn more about the nominees and vote for your favorite.





Upcoming Events

  • What Mining Can Do for Minnesota

    Location: Online

    Thursday, December 3rd at noon CST via Zoom Minnesota has some of the largest undeveloped deposits of copper, nickel, cobalt, and titanium ores in the entire world. Responsibly developing these resources would be a massive boost to Minnesota’s economy. Join Center of the American Experiment for a discussion on mining in Minnesota. Experts Isaac and Debbie will present their research and show the potential economic benefits of developing these world-class resources and how it can be done in a way that also protects the environment. This event is online. Upon registration you will be sent a link to join the…

    Register Now