Drug overdose deaths up 42 percent in MN for the year ending March 2021
One of the biggest impacts that have come from COVID-19 restrictions has been a huge spike in deaths of despair. Minnesota and other states have seen an increase in deaths…
As Ronald Reagan would say, ‘You ain’t seen nothing yet.’
After four months at the helm of American Experiment, what has impressed me most is the impact that the Center has on Minnesota. Consider some of the Center’s achievements since the beginning of 2016:
And that’s just four months’ worth!
In 2016, we have also ramped up our effort to communicate conservative and free-market ideas to far more Minnesotans. As of April 19, our staff had placed 34 op-eds in 20 newspapers around the state. We estimate that they were read by 348,000 Minnesotans.
We have also begun advertising data from our reports on the radio—listen for us on the Joe Soucheray show on ESPN 1500!—and the Internet. We are completely ravamping our web site and stepping up our presence on Facebook.
And, as Ronald Reagan would say, “You ain’t seen nothing yet!” Before long, we will release a comprehensive report on problems in Minnesota’s economy, authored by a PhD economist in collaboration with the Center’s staff, which will re-frame legislative and public policy debates by highlighting weaknesses in our economy that are too often swept under the rug.
Later, we will publish a series of reports on how environmental regulation needlessly drags down Minnesota’s economy, especially in Greater Minnesota. Is there a more effective organization in Minnesota than Center of the American Experiment? I don’t know of one. If you haven’t already joined our team, please do!