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Every person deserves a genuine opportunity to pursue the American Dream. The American Dream requires prosperity – the power and means to overcome your problems and pursue your dreams – and is secured by a safety net of human relationships, a foundation of private institutions that empower and assist people, and a government that respects and protects everyone’s freedom. A free market economy – defined by human interactions, not numbers – is the best means of spreading prosperity to the greatest number of individuals, families and communities, because it promotes employment as the best means to pursue quality of life, encourages balance between long-term priorities and short-term needs, and protects people against excessive or misplaced government burdens.

The free market promotes prosperity by encouraging a range of options to improve quality of life, ensuring that people experience the full benefits and costs of their economic decisions, and removing barriers that prevent communities from solving problems and caring for their vulnerable members. The prosperity that comes from the free market – the prosperity which safeguards the American Dream – protects human dignity, builds strong communities and is sustainable not only for ourselves, but for our children and future generations.

Policy

Economy

Every person deserves a genuine opportunity to pursue the American Dream. The American Dream requires prosperity – the power and means to overcome your problems and pursue your dreams – and is secured by a safety net of human relationships, a foundation of private institutions that empower and assist people, and a government that respects and protects everyone’s freedom. A free market economy – defined by human interactions, not numbers – is the best means of spreading prosperity to the greatest number of individuals, families and communities, because it promotes employment as the best means to pursue quality of life, encourages balance between long-term priorities and short-term needs, and protects people against excessive or misplaced government burdens.

The free market promotes prosperity by encouraging a range of options to improve quality of life, ensuring that people experience the full benefits and costs of their economic decisions, and removing barriers that prevent communities from solving problems and caring for their vulnerable members. The prosperity that comes from the free market – the prosperity which safeguards the American Dream – protects human dignity, builds strong communities and is sustainable not only for ourselves, but for our children and future generations.

Research & Insights

Romney child allowance plan good for families – maybe work and government, too

Whatever the trajectory of the bill, it contains policy that ought to be considered and debated by Congress. America desperately needs policy to shore up civic institutions, and the Family Security Act represents reform that is fit for the times and worthy of consideration by those who support strong families, a healthy work ethic and good government.

Gov. Cox’s new budget proposal looks good – but one thing’s missing

In a year with nearly $2 billion in new taxpayer dollars to potentially spend, prudent fiscal stewardship via avoiding excess is no simple task.

Transcript: Sutherland’s 2020 Congressional Series event with Rep. Ben McAdams

The following is an unedited transcription of remarks delivered by Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah) during Fiscal Responsibility, Transparency and Accountability During COVID-19.

Strong economy and disease can co-exist: 5 fundamentals for Utahns and their leaders

Even as the disease spikes, we now have enough data to know more – and do better – in our public health response. We also have enough evidence to recognize that disease and a strong economy can, and regularly do, go together.

Remove barriers for flexible use of COVID-19 relief funds

The downturn driving Utah’s budget shortfall has been caused by the pandemic, so common sense would argue that states should have great flexibility to address pandemic tax revenue impacts with CARES Act funding. But that’s not the case.

Quick economic recovery is possible, but mounting evidence suggests it’s unlikely

While a quick recovery is possible, the evidence for a slower economic rebound in Utah is mounting.

Pandemic budget losses are painful but offer opportunity

The pandemic is revealing that there may be ways to increase the return on investment of state tax dollars, especially in big-ticket areas like education, transportation and building construction.

Utah rolls out plan to reopen the economy – will it ever be the same?

How we get food, shop, travel, work and entertain ourselves have all changed. Where and how could the pandemic permanently change economic life for families?

Staggering unemployment numbers, public opinion should inform lawmakers’ decisions

Minimizing the damage as we balance public health and economic concern during a crisis should be the policy goal for legislators, the governor, and local elected officials.

President’s letter: Our urgent work

Crisis does not sideline an organization like Sutherland – it increases the importance and urgency of our work.

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