Kansas Progress Institute

Ad Astra Per Aspera ~ To the Stars Through Difficulties

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Publications || Presentations || Position Papers

KPI conducts research on timely issues as determined by its board of directors. In addition, KPI will also conduct research consistent with its mission on a contractual or grant basis for individuals or groups, and will post or publish research conducted by others in which the board of directors finds particularly relevant to the issues facing Kansas. KPI research will focus not only on good policy analysis, but also on how to make it understood by a wider public.

Publications (Back To Top)

  • Attracting and Retaining National Corporate Headquarters in Kansas
    November 8, 2006

    Attracting new corporate headquarters is a real economic development coup–but can public policy make a difference? A major study performed by Ad Astra for Kansas, Inc. shows that Kansas is doing much better than might be expected, and suggests that major policy changes are not warranted.  READ MORE

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Position Papers (Back To Top)

  • Family Versus Community Frames of Reference
    February 24, 2006

    “We have suggested that the family metaframe is not sufficient for progressive purposes and that we need a community metaframe as well. However, there is no fundamental value conflict between the two metaframes”.  READ MORE

  • Kansas Taxes and Wage Growth: Here’s the REAL Story
    October 2, 2005

    Back in 2005, things Kansas was a lot better off.  But there were many trying to manufacture crisis about the state’s spending.  KPI (then known as Ad Astra Institute) responded.  READ MORE

Publications || Presentations || Position Papers KPI conducts research on timely issues as determined by its board of directors. In addition, KPI will also conduct research consistent with its mission on a contractual or grant basis for individuals or groups, and will post or publish research conducted by others in which the board of directors […]