What Do Estonia, Hong Kong, the California Gold Rush, Singapore, Disney World, Monaco, and Dubai Hav
The answer is peace and prosperity based on economic liberty. In a new groundbreaking policy brief, regulatory expert Sam Batkins and former White House policy official Dean Clancy reveal that special economic zones like Prosperity Districts are not only possible, they already exist, or have existed, in one form or another, in countries around the world, including the United States. They examine the places that have united local control with deep free market reform and how th
Education Economist Dr. Ben Scafidi Joins the Team!
Dr. Ben Scafidi is going to be an invaluable member of the Council of Scholars as Compact for America advances the ProsperityStates.org initiative and considers the development of a public school reform "stronghold compact." Dr. Scafidi is a professor of economics and director of the Education Economics Center at Kennesaw State University. He is also a senior fellow with Ed Choice (formerly the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice) and the Georgia Public Policy Foundati
Sam Batkins Joins the Council
Welcome Sam Batkins to the Council of Scholars! Sam has already been engaged in the ProsperityStates.org movement as a top regulatory expert. With good reason! Sam is Director of Regulatory Policy at American Action Forum. There, he focuses his research on examining the rulemaking efforts of administrative agencies and Congress. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Hill, Reuters, and The Washington Post, among other publications. He has t
How Did Walt Disney Inspire the Prosperity States Initiative?
After the last election, it's time to think big in America - and nobody ever thought bigger than Walt Disney. His vision of family fun involved much more than cartoons. He built a 25,000 acre resort community around the idea of delivering a seamless magical experience to everyone. But did you know that Walt Disney World was built in a Special Economic Zone with extensive autonomy to experiment with self-government without interference from many, if not most of Florida's state
Meet Lt. Col. Stuart Jolly - Our New EVP
We're proud to announce that Lt. Col. Stuart Jolly has joined the Compact for America team as Executive Vice President of Development! With LTC Jolly's leadership, we expect incredible things! Here's why: Stuart Jolly served as the National Field Director for the Donald J. Trump for President for the first 7 months of the campaign responsible for national political strategy and hiring in all Primary & Caucus states. He personally ran NH, SC, and NC and won 22 state primaries
Welcome Bill Norton to the Team!
We're proud to announce Bill Norton has joined our Council of Scholars! Formerly the National Support Team Constitutional Coordinator for Tea Party Patriots, Bill Norton is a public speaker and author on the fundamental, natural law principles of liberty and the U.S. Constitution. He has been volunteering for the National Center for Constitutional Studies, or NCCS, for 12 years developing educational material on the Constitution. He has been a presenter for the organization f