Kansas Progress Institute

Ad Astra Per Aspera ~ To the Stars Through Difficulties

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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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  • Campaign Bullet Points for State-wide Issues
    July 1, 2008

    The dominance of market fundamentalist thinking in public policy has been so prescient that often time the charges that the supposed opposition, no matter who or what party it is, doesn’t have any clear agenda for an alternative.

  • Pragmatists, Visionaries, and Progressive Politics
    June 1, 2007

    Political struggles among Kansas and national Democrats and progressive activists are said to pit centrists against leftists. I think that’s misleading.

  • Analysis of Joe King’s Tall-Tower Wind Speed Data over 12 months
    November 12, 2006

    Wind power is a constantly available energy source, as shown by the analysis of Kansas Corporation Commission data collected from wind turbines throughout the western half of Kansas. Wind power offers a number of advantages over coal

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 […]