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California

Based on Past Results, Newsom’s Latest Homeless Plan Likely Won’t Work

By Kerry Jackson & Wayne Winegarden Gov. Gavin Newsom kicked off his latest State of the State tour with a focus on homelessness. We wish his upbeat attitude inspired us, but it’s hard to have faith. In 2004, as mayor of San Francisco, he promised that he would end the ...
Business & Economics

Philip Howard – Not Accountable: Rethinking the Constitutionality of Public Unions

Our guest this week is noted author and attorney Philip Howard. Beginning with his book The Death of Common Sense in 1995, Philip has written about the central role of human responsibility in a functioning government—the freedom to make timely choices, and to be accountable for them. In 2002, he ...
Agriculture

Urban Ag Promotes Healthy Food, Thriving Gardens

Urban Ag Promotes Healthy Food, Thriving Gardens MARCH 27, 2023 Watch as Steven Greenhut of the Free Cities Center tours City Slicker Farms in Oakland, an urban agriculture program that promotes access to healthy food, thriving gardens and urban green spaces.
Free Cities

PRI Sacramento Policy Conference – Reimagining Our Cities

This is the final podcast recording of PRI’s Annual Sacramento Policy Conference.  The theme of this panel discussion is “Reimagining Our Cities.” 
California

PRI Sacramento Policy Conference: Improving the Quality of Life in Our Cities

Our podcast this week features a panel from PRI’s 5th Annual Ideas in Action Conference in Sacramento. 
Business & Economics

PRI Sacramento Policy Conference: The Best and Worst Big Cities in America

This podcast is a recording of a panel discussion on the conditions of America’s largest cities from PRI’s 5th Annual Ideas in Action Conference in Sacramento.
Business & Economics

Red Tape Strangles Charities

By Elizabeth McGuigan & Wayne Winegarden A recent Gallup poll shows Americans see the government as the top problem facing the nation. For the most vulnerable Americans this may be especially true as new research shows that excessive government burden is having a negative impact on the organizations that struggling individuals and ...
Business & Economics

Keith Knopf – President and CEO of Raley’s

Our guest this week is Keith Knopf, President and CEO of Raley’s.  Mr. Knopf was the keynote speaker at this year’s PRI Sacramento conference. 
California

Michael Shellenberger – Sacramento “Ideas in Action” Policy Conference

Our guest this week is best-selling author Michael Shellenberger who gave the closing remarks at this year’s Sacramento policy conference. Michael is the author of San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities and Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All. He is cofounder of the California Peace Coalition, an alliance ...
Book

Cities Can Save Money, Improve Services, Boost Economic Opportunity By Embracing Private Sector, Finds New PRI Book

NEW BOOK RELEASE Dynamism or Decay? Getting City Hall Out of the Way Sal Rodriguez Depending on what city you’re living in can make the difference between the success or failure of businesses and communities concludes a new book released today by the Free Cities Center at the nonpartisan, free-market ...
California

Based on Past Results, Newsom’s Latest Homeless Plan Likely Won’t Work

By Kerry Jackson & Wayne Winegarden Gov. Gavin Newsom kicked off his latest State of the State tour with a focus on homelessness. We wish his upbeat attitude inspired us, but it’s hard to have faith. In 2004, as mayor of San Francisco, he promised that he would end the ...
Business & Economics

Philip Howard – Not Accountable: Rethinking the Constitutionality of Public Unions

Our guest this week is noted author and attorney Philip Howard. Beginning with his book The Death of Common Sense in 1995, Philip has written about the central role of human responsibility in a functioning government—the freedom to make timely choices, and to be accountable for them. In 2002, he ...
Agriculture

Urban Ag Promotes Healthy Food, Thriving Gardens

Urban Ag Promotes Healthy Food, Thriving Gardens MARCH 27, 2023 Watch as Steven Greenhut of the Free Cities Center tours City Slicker Farms in Oakland, an urban agriculture program that promotes access to healthy food, thriving gardens and urban green spaces.
Free Cities

PRI Sacramento Policy Conference – Reimagining Our Cities

This is the final podcast recording of PRI’s Annual Sacramento Policy Conference.  The theme of this panel discussion is “Reimagining Our Cities.” 
California

PRI Sacramento Policy Conference: Improving the Quality of Life in Our Cities

Our podcast this week features a panel from PRI’s 5th Annual Ideas in Action Conference in Sacramento. 
Business & Economics

PRI Sacramento Policy Conference: The Best and Worst Big Cities in America

This podcast is a recording of a panel discussion on the conditions of America’s largest cities from PRI’s 5th Annual Ideas in Action Conference in Sacramento.
Business & Economics

Red Tape Strangles Charities

By Elizabeth McGuigan & Wayne Winegarden A recent Gallup poll shows Americans see the government as the top problem facing the nation. For the most vulnerable Americans this may be especially true as new research shows that excessive government burden is having a negative impact on the organizations that struggling individuals and ...
Business & Economics

Keith Knopf – President and CEO of Raley’s

Our guest this week is Keith Knopf, President and CEO of Raley’s.  Mr. Knopf was the keynote speaker at this year’s PRI Sacramento conference. 
California

Michael Shellenberger – Sacramento “Ideas in Action” Policy Conference

Our guest this week is best-selling author Michael Shellenberger who gave the closing remarks at this year’s Sacramento policy conference. Michael is the author of San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities and Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All. He is cofounder of the California Peace Coalition, an alliance ...
Book

Cities Can Save Money, Improve Services, Boost Economic Opportunity By Embracing Private Sector, Finds New PRI Book

NEW BOOK RELEASE Dynamism or Decay? Getting City Hall Out of the Way Sal Rodriguez Depending on what city you’re living in can make the difference between the success or failure of businesses and communities concludes a new book released today by the Free Cities Center at the nonpartisan, free-market ...
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