A Life Dedicated to Freedom

What to know: TPPF mourns the passing of renowned economist Steve Pejovich.

The TPPF take: Even more, we at TPPF celebrate a life well-lived.

“Steve Pejovich was a luminary in the field of economics whose work to defend private property rights, the rule of law, and individual liberty has inspired the conservative movement in untold ways,” TPPF said in a statement. “As much as TPPF laments his passing, there is much more to celebrate about Steve’s tremendous life and legacy.”

For more on Steve, click here.

We’re Shocked!

What to know: Hospitals have been caught hiding price data from search results.

The TPPF take: Price transparency is the first step in fixing our broken health care system.

“A lack of price transparency means providers can hide fees, add costs, or charge different prices for the same services,” says TPPF’s David Balat. “Fortunately, there is a path for policymakers to reform our system to ensure patients are in charge of their care by knowing prices before services are provided and creating more options that bring patients and doctors together.”

To view our new video explaining price transparency, click here.

Homeschooling Boom

What to know: The U.S. Census Bureau reports a boom in homeschooling because of the pandemic.

The TPPF take: The COVID-19 pandemic shows the need for more options for families.

“It should come as no surprise that more parents in all communities are choosing homeschooling,” says TPPF’s Erin Davis Valdez. “With many schools not offering full-time in-person options, many parents saw the benefits in taking more of a direct hand in their children’s education. Far from being a phenomenon confined to one socioeconomic group, the rates for homeschooling doubled overall, and the increase was five-fold among Black families.”

For more on homeschooling, click here.