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  • Occupational Licensing Reduces Mobility For those considering a move to West Virginia, there is little mobility between states when it comes to licensing requirements. Across the nation, nearly one in four workers require a professional license to perform their job. Occupational licensing, which may as well be entitled ‘permission slips,’ requires professionals in certain occupations…

    December 29, 2022

  • Hello West Virginia,    It’s hard to believe that 2022 is coming to an end. As the Cardinal Institute team looks back on this year, we can confidently say that it was a very good year for our beautiful state!  We kicked off the year with our first ever West Virginia School Choice Fair in…

    December 22, 2022

  • Which College Degrees Are Best and Worst in West Virginia? This week the Cardinal Institute published the second—perhaps annual—report on the financial outcomes of college degrees in West Virginia. Last year’s report, using the U.S. Department of Education’s standards, identified 21 failing and 64 probationary programs at public colleges and universities. But the Education Department…

    December 19, 2022

  • The Future of Health Care is Digital A new report from KPMG found health leaders are beginning to spend more on digital health solutions — marking a major shift in health care investments. Given how flawed present models of healthcare record keeping are, we should embrace new emerging technologies, like blockchain, to ensure a fruitful,…

    December 15, 2022

    Blockchain and Healthcare

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    Cardinal Team

  • It's Groundhog Day in West Virginia In the 1993 hit movie starring Bill Murray, Groundhog Day, Bill Murray’s sarcastic, cynical character, tv weatherman Phil Connors, wakes up experiencing the same day over and over again, which, as the title suggests, is Groundhog Day. Once Phil realizes he cannot die, he begins to act as many…

    December 9, 2022

  • Public School Choice Many states have policies which allow students to attend traditional public schools outside of their zoned attendance area. These policies are under the umbrella of open enrollment, which, as defined by National School Choice Week, are policies that, “make it possible for parents to choose traditional public schools that are outside of…

    December 1, 2022

  • What is a Health Savings Account? 90% of Americans have no access to a powerful health savings tool: a Health Savings Account (HSA).   A Health Savings Account (HSA) is a bank account, similar to a 401(k), which allows individuals to set aside money from their salary on a pre-tax basis to pay for qualifying medical…

    November 23, 2022

  • The Most Significant Challenges & Opportunities for the Future of Freedom The distance we have put between ourselves in service of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic presents one of the largest challenges to the preservation of freedom. Luckily, the solution is relatively simple – reconnection.   The last two-and-a-half years have introduced more distance into our…

    November 17, 2022

  • Thoughts from the Day After the Election Republicans Now Have a Super Supermajority in West Virginia You have likely heard the news that West Virginia has increased its existing Republican supermajority in the House and Senate. On Tuesday, the majority increased from 78 to 88 delegates in the House (out of 100) and from 23…

    November 9, 2022

  • Victory for Nonprofit Advocacy: Subpoenas Quashed Government Bullies Nonprofits Two nonprofits were harassed by the U.S. government for exercising their rights to engage in social and political issues to further their mission, but a judge put a stop to it after the Cardinal Institute and dozens of others called out this unconstitutional abuse of power.…

    October 31, 2022

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