Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

Chairman and President

Mike Thompson is the Chairman and President of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, Virginia’s premier independent public policy foundation. This column reflects his opinions and not necessarily those of the Thomas Jefferson Institute. He can be reached at info@thomasjeffersoninst.org.

Written by Mr. Michael W. Thompson

June 2017

Jefferson Journal:  Immigrants Add To Our State's Economy
Jefferson Journal: Immigrants Add To Our State's Economy — By Michael W. Thompson  Virginia is honoring our immigrants with a well-deserved "Immigrant Heritage Month" as declared by Governor Terry McAuliffe.  More than 17 percent of business owners in Virginia are immigrants, generating more than $3 billion in business income.  Here are three of those Virginians who were either born in foreign countries or whose parents were born overseas ... (6/22/2017)  Read It Here!

May 2017

Jefferson Journal:  Internet Privacy -- Careful How We Ask For It
Jefferson Journal: Internet Privacy -- Careful How We Ask For It — By Michael Thompson  We all want to ensure our privacy is maintained on the Internet.  But how we ask for it, and who ensures it can make a difference.  (5/1/2017)  Read It Here!

March 2017

Jefferson Journal:  Gillespie Tax Plan Makes Good Sense
Jefferson Journal: Gillespie Tax Plan Makes Good Sense — By Michael W. Thompson  Key provisions of Ed Gillespie's proposal for major tax reform includes cutting individual income taxes by ten percent across the board over a three year period, and accelerating reform of an antiquated system of local business taxes that now depresses economic growth and job formation.  The proposal makes a lot of sense.  (3/26/2017)  Read It Here! 

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