Pacific Research Institute

Business & Economics

Robert Baggott – Inflation, Interest Rates, and the Fed, Oh My!

Our guest this week is Robert Baggott, a recently retired fixed-income trader.  Bob was with the Capital Group for more than 16 years and before that was in institutional sales. These days he sails and does a lot of volunteer work, especially serving the sick and the poor. Now that …

California

PRI’s Holiday Gift Book Guide

  Right by the Bay blog readers know that around this time of the year, we’ve traditionally put together a holiday gift book recommendation list for our supporters.  This year we’re providing the list via podcast from our staffers themselves.  As an added treat, we also provide our holiday drink …

Business & Economics

Clark Judge – Mid-term Election Recap

  Our guest this week is Clark Judge, PRI Chairman and Managing Director and Founder of the White House Writers Group, a high-stakes communications firm.  Clark provides his insights on the results of the recent mid-term elections and what it means for Republicans, Democrats, free-market policies, and the 2024 presidential …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden – A To Do List for the Next Congress

Our guest this week is Wayne Winegarden, PRI senior fellow in business and economics.  The new members of Congress will take office in January in the midst of high inflation and economic uncertainty.  PRI has developed a To Do List of reforms for both Washington and Sacramento.  Wayne discusses some …

Environment

Todd Myers – Time to Think Small

Our guest this week is Todd Myers, Director of Center for the Environment at the Washington Policy Center.

California

Project Homekey is expensive and ineffective. Let’s shift to much more promising policies.

By Kerry Jackson & Wayne Winegarden Last month, San Diego officials announced that the county and city will be receiving nearly $12 million in state Project Homekey funds to build housing for the homeless. It’s a publicly funded program that will, no doubt, be celebrated in the halls of government as a …

California

PRI All-Star Election Preview

PRI’s All-Star panelists gather again to preview the mid-term elections. 

Business & Economics

Brian Domitrovic – Do Taxes Have Consequences?

Our guest this week is Brian Domitrovic, an economic historian focusing on the history and development of supply-side economics.

Classroom Ideology

Why Are Student Test Scores Plunging? Look at Politicized Education

By Lance Izumi & Wenyuan Wu Recent national student test scores showed a massive decline in learning in reading and math. This achievement implosion has several explanations – one is the increasing politicization of classroom instruction, which is reducing rigor and diverting attention from improving students’ foundational knowledge and skills. …

California

Deacon Jim Vargas – Father Joe’s Villages

Father’s Joe’s Villages was established in 1950 to serve San Diegans experiencing homelessness and poverty. 

Business & Economics

Robert Baggott – Inflation, Interest Rates, and the Fed, Oh My!

Our guest this week is Robert Baggott, a recently retired fixed-income trader.  Bob was with the Capital Group for more than 16 years and before that was in institutional sales. These days he sails and does a lot of volunteer work, especially serving the sick and the poor. Now that …

California

PRI’s Holiday Gift Book Guide

  Right by the Bay blog readers know that around this time of the year, we’ve traditionally put together a holiday gift book recommendation list for our supporters.  This year we’re providing the list via podcast from our staffers themselves.  As an added treat, we also provide our holiday drink …

Business & Economics

Clark Judge – Mid-term Election Recap

  Our guest this week is Clark Judge, PRI Chairman and Managing Director and Founder of the White House Writers Group, a high-stakes communications firm.  Clark provides his insights on the results of the recent mid-term elections and what it means for Republicans, Democrats, free-market policies, and the 2024 presidential …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden – A To Do List for the Next Congress

Our guest this week is Wayne Winegarden, PRI senior fellow in business and economics.  The new members of Congress will take office in January in the midst of high inflation and economic uncertainty.  PRI has developed a To Do List of reforms for both Washington and Sacramento.  Wayne discusses some …

Environment

Todd Myers – Time to Think Small

Our guest this week is Todd Myers, Director of Center for the Environment at the Washington Policy Center.

California

Project Homekey is expensive and ineffective. Let’s shift to much more promising policies.

By Kerry Jackson & Wayne Winegarden Last month, San Diego officials announced that the county and city will be receiving nearly $12 million in state Project Homekey funds to build housing for the homeless. It’s a publicly funded program that will, no doubt, be celebrated in the halls of government as a …

California

PRI All-Star Election Preview

PRI’s All-Star panelists gather again to preview the mid-term elections. 

Business & Economics

Brian Domitrovic – Do Taxes Have Consequences?

Our guest this week is Brian Domitrovic, an economic historian focusing on the history and development of supply-side economics.

Classroom Ideology

Why Are Student Test Scores Plunging? Look at Politicized Education

By Lance Izumi & Wenyuan Wu Recent national student test scores showed a massive decline in learning in reading and math. This achievement implosion has several explanations – one is the increasing politicization of classroom instruction, which is reducing rigor and diverting attention from improving students’ foundational knowledge and skills. …

California

Deacon Jim Vargas – Father Joe’s Villages

Father’s Joe’s Villages was established in 1950 to serve San Diegans experiencing homelessness and poverty. 

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