Road to prosperity for Kansas to be examined in Wichita

At this Friday’s meeting of the Wichita Pachyderm Club, Dave Trabert, President of the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy, will take a look at the future of government, especially in Kansas.

I received the following preview from the speaker:

It’s about being a critical crossroads, with one choice being a smoothly paved road and the other is a bumpy, rutted road. One looks very easy to navigate, but there’s a large price to pay along the way and the destination is Serfdom. The road to Prosperity might be more difficult to travel, but the destination is worth the effort.

I also try to make the case that we don’t have to be held hostage by “either/or” situations (higher taxes to sustain good services or sacrifice the services); rather, we simply need to find ways to make government more efficient so we can have good services and lower taxes.

Dave Trabert is President of the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy. Trabert developed his interest in the public policy arena during his 18-year career managing television stations. Most recently he served as general manager of WYTV in Youngstown, Ohio, an area beset with chronic employment issues resulting from a high tax burden, low education attainment and a lack of regionalism. Trabert initiated community discussions, published an extensive white paper on the issue and led a research-driven education campaign focusing on possible solutions for removing job growth barriers. He graduated cum laude from West Liberty State College with a degree in Business Administration and previously managed KAKE-TV in Wichita. Trabert researches and writes on fiscal policy issues.

All are welcome to attend Pachyderm meetings. Lunch is $10, or you may attend the meeting only for $3.

At Pachyderm meetings, there’s usually plenty of time for the speaker to take questions from the audience. The meeting starts at noon, although those wishing to order lunch are encouraged to arrive by 11:45. The location is Whiskey Creek Steakhouse at 233 N. Mosley in Old Town. You can view a map of this location by clicking on Google map of 233 N. Mosley.

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