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‘Wonderment and Bemusement’

SPPI’s vice president of research talks about the policy and culture of the Silver State.

Nevada Policy works “to effectively promote policies that encourage free-market solutions, protect individual liberties, and eliminate unnecessary governmental restrictions on … citizens and businesses.” SPPI’s D. Dowd Muska sat down with the Las Vegas-based think tank recently, for a wide-ranging conversation about the Silver State’s past, present, and future, as well as the key role it plays in helping the American Southwest serve as “a beacon of opportunity for the rest of the country.”

As a former employee of Nevada Policy — back then, it was called the Nevada Policy Research Institute — Dowd knows the Silver State. (He may even move back there one day.) So enjoy this episode of “Free to Offend”!

By D. Dowd Muska

Dowd brings nearly 30 years of research and writing experience to the Institute. A veteran of several think tanks, he is an expert on government at the municipal, county, state, and federal levels.

Raised on an apple orchard in the Connecticut River Valley, D. Dowd Muska is a researcher, writer, editor, and commentator. His focus is the nexus of fiscal policy, economic development, and technology.

Mr. Muska is the author of numerous policy studies, and his writing has appeared in newspapers throughout the nation, including the Las Vegas Review-Journal, The Detroit News, the Orlando Sentinel, the Cape Cod Times, the Santa Fe New Mexican, the Hartford Courant, the Waco Tribune-Herald, the Albuquerque Journal, the New Haven Register, and The Oklahoman. A graduate of The George Washington University, he lives in the Albuquerque metro area, but has started (very) early planning for a relocation to the Sierra Blanca in Lincoln County, New Mexico. He recently launched the Substack platform No Dowd About It.

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