Join us April 29 for the premiere of “The Pursuit”

Join America's Future Foundation/Conservative Young Professionals and the Badger Institute for the Milwaukee premiere of the AEI documentary “The Pursuit.”

Professional musician turned intrepid economist, American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks travels around the globe in search of an answer to the question: How can we lift up the world, starting with those at the margins of society?

His journey takes him through the chaotic streets of Mumbai, a town in Kentucky left behind by the global economy, a homeless shelter in New York, a street protest in Barcelona and a Himalayan Buddhist monastery. Along the way, he discovers the secrets not only to material progress for the least fortunate but also true and lasting happiness for all.

Watch the trailer here.

When: 7-9 PM, Monday, April 29, 2019. A Q&A moderated by America’s Future Foundation board members will follow.

Where: Marcus Southgate Cinema, 3330 S. 30th St., Milwaukee.

Tickets: $10 tickets can be purchased here.

Previous events

Badger Institute President Mike Nichols speaks at the institute's Feb. 20 Policy Symposium in Madison.

Common-sense Solutions for Wisconsin

The Badger Institute's Policy Symposium, "Common-sense Solutions for Wisconsin," was held on Feb. 20, 2019, at the state Capitol in Madison.

The symposium introduced common-sense ideas and strategies designed to make Wisconsin a better place to live, work, raise a family and do business. Scholars, experts and distinguished guests offered policy ideas to inform and inspire on topics ranging from transportation funding to criminal justice reform to the ideal tax structure for our state.

Wisconsin’s Ideal Pro-Growth Tax Structure 

Katherine Loughead, Policy Analyst with the Center for State Tax Policy at the Tax Foundation

Joe Bishop-Henchman, Executive Vice President at the Tax Foundation

Mike Nichols, President of the Badger Institute

► Watch video of their presentation here.

► View their PowerPoint presentation here.

Proven Successes in Criminal Justice Reform

Cecelia Klingele, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School

Tom Lyons, State Director, Wisconsin Right on Crime

Jeremiah Mosteller, Policy Liaison for the Charles Koch Institute

► Watch video of their presentation here.

Occupational Licensing: At What Cost?   

Dr. Morris Kleiner, Professor and AFL-CIO Chair in Labor Policy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and co-author of “At What Cost? State and National Estimates of the Economic Costs of Occupational Licensing.”

► Watch video of his presentation here.

► View his PowerPoint presentation here.

Transportation Needs and Funding   

Dale Knapp, Director, Forward Analytics

Robert W. Poole Jr., Director of Transportation Policy at the Reason Foundation and author of “Rethinking America's Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure.”

► Watch video of their presentation here.

► View Knapp's PowerPoint presentation here.

► View Poole's PowerPoint presentation here.