A standard bearer of conservative thought in the Badger State, our biannual Diggings magazine takes an in-depth look at policy and cultural issues that affect Wisconsin residents. As the mainstream media decline continues, our team of seasoned reporters fills the gap, pursuing important stories that are often ignored or distorted by bias.

Articles from recent issues of Diggings include:


Diggings is a publication of the Badger Institute, Wisconsin’s oldest, most respected free market think tank. We conduct in-depth research and reporting that guide Wisconsin toward policies that enhance opportunity and promote widespread prosperity.

Milton Friedman once said that “one of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” At the Badger Institute, we continuously strive for policy results that provide Wisconsinites with a better way.

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