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Impact – March 2008

PRI Ideas in Action – March 2008 Policy Update and Monthly Impact Report PRI continues to impact public policy in California, the nation, and abroad. Click below to view PRI’s recent contributions.

Business & Economics

CNBC TV – Discussing the Fed

CNBC Kudlow and Company, March 28, 2008 Lee Hoskins, former Federal Reserve Bank president and PRI senior fellow participated in this panel discussion with CNBC’s Larry Kudlow.

Business & Economics

We aren’t the world

BLUE IN THE FACE we have preached ourselves over the years arguing that punitive damages are a multifaceted disgrace. Lo, now comes an ally: the world. Or at least most of it. Many European courts simply refuse to uphold punitive-damage judgments returned by U.S. juries against their nationals and companies, …

Business & Economics

Pacific Research Institute Releases Study on Wireless “Net Neutrality”

San Francisco (March 26) – Today, the Pacific Research Institute (PRI), a free-market think tank based in California, released its report Wireless with Strings Attached: Net Neutrality and the Grounding of Wireless Innovation. The report shows how “net neutrality” legislation harms the consumer, stifles innovation, and risks destroying a competitive …

Business & Economics

Researcher Rebukes Wireless ‘Net Neutrality’ Advocates

The attempt to force network neutrality on wireless carriers will result in disaster and is based on faulty assumptions, including one that there ever was neutrality on the Internet, according to a newly released analysis from the Pacific Research Institute (PRI). In what is essentially an upbraiding of emerging FCC …

Business & Economics

Trial Lawyers Say Recent Study Proves Tort Reform Doesn’t Work

A new study on tort reform by a business-backed institute “proves tort reform does not work,” according to the association for the nation’s trial lawyers. American Association for Justice CEO Jon Haber, representing trial lawyers, said the state rankings recently released by Pacific Research Institute (PRI) show there is no …

Business & Economics

Battling Wall St. Crisis

An outlook on the U.S. economy, with Lyle Gramley, fmr. Federal Reserve Governor; Lee Hoskins, Pacific Research Institute Sr. Fellow; Wayne Angell, fmr. Federal Reserve Gov.; and CNBC’s Larry Kudlow.

Business & Economics

Gold Jumps 3% on Fed’s “Sunday Special” as Stocks, Bonds & Currencies Enter “Genuine Panic”

Gold Jumps 3% on Fed’s “Sunday Special” as Stocks, Bonds & Currencies Enter “Genuine Panic” PHYSICAL GOLD PRICES leapt more than 3% at the start of world trade on Monday – and the US Dollar and Asian stock markets sank – on news that the Federal Reserve will today start …

Business & Economics

2008 State Rankings: Sinners and Saints Among Tort Systems

Insurance Journal (San Diego, CA), March 14, 2008 Florida ranks the worst in terms of tort costs and litigation risks, while North Dakota ranks the best. In a separate ranking, Colorado has the best tort laws on its books, while Rhode Island has the worst. The free-market think tank Pacific …

Business & Economics

Is N.C. a ‘sucker’ state?

A new report says North Carolina is a “sucker” because its legal climate is ripe for greedy lawyers seeking a payday. The report released Tuesday by the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco ranked each state’s tort-system using three measures, reports Titan Barksdale. Researchers at the institute say that although …

Business & Economics

Impact – March 2008

PRI Ideas in Action – March 2008 Policy Update and Monthly Impact Report PRI continues to impact public policy in California, the nation, and abroad. Click below to view PRI’s recent contributions.

Business & Economics

CNBC TV – Discussing the Fed

CNBC Kudlow and Company, March 28, 2008 Lee Hoskins, former Federal Reserve Bank president and PRI senior fellow participated in this panel discussion with CNBC’s Larry Kudlow.

Business & Economics

We aren’t the world

BLUE IN THE FACE we have preached ourselves over the years arguing that punitive damages are a multifaceted disgrace. Lo, now comes an ally: the world. Or at least most of it. Many European courts simply refuse to uphold punitive-damage judgments returned by U.S. juries against their nationals and companies, …

Business & Economics

Pacific Research Institute Releases Study on Wireless “Net Neutrality”

San Francisco (March 26) – Today, the Pacific Research Institute (PRI), a free-market think tank based in California, released its report Wireless with Strings Attached: Net Neutrality and the Grounding of Wireless Innovation. The report shows how “net neutrality” legislation harms the consumer, stifles innovation, and risks destroying a competitive …

Business & Economics

Researcher Rebukes Wireless ‘Net Neutrality’ Advocates

The attempt to force network neutrality on wireless carriers will result in disaster and is based on faulty assumptions, including one that there ever was neutrality on the Internet, according to a newly released analysis from the Pacific Research Institute (PRI). In what is essentially an upbraiding of emerging FCC …

Business & Economics

Trial Lawyers Say Recent Study Proves Tort Reform Doesn’t Work

A new study on tort reform by a business-backed institute “proves tort reform does not work,” according to the association for the nation’s trial lawyers. American Association for Justice CEO Jon Haber, representing trial lawyers, said the state rankings recently released by Pacific Research Institute (PRI) show there is no …

Business & Economics

Battling Wall St. Crisis

An outlook on the U.S. economy, with Lyle Gramley, fmr. Federal Reserve Governor; Lee Hoskins, Pacific Research Institute Sr. Fellow; Wayne Angell, fmr. Federal Reserve Gov.; and CNBC’s Larry Kudlow.

Business & Economics

Gold Jumps 3% on Fed’s “Sunday Special” as Stocks, Bonds & Currencies Enter “Genuine Panic”

Gold Jumps 3% on Fed’s “Sunday Special” as Stocks, Bonds & Currencies Enter “Genuine Panic” PHYSICAL GOLD PRICES leapt more than 3% at the start of world trade on Monday – and the US Dollar and Asian stock markets sank – on news that the Federal Reserve will today start …

Business & Economics

2008 State Rankings: Sinners and Saints Among Tort Systems

Insurance Journal (San Diego, CA), March 14, 2008 Florida ranks the worst in terms of tort costs and litigation risks, while North Dakota ranks the best. In a separate ranking, Colorado has the best tort laws on its books, while Rhode Island has the worst. The free-market think tank Pacific …

Business & Economics

Is N.C. a ‘sucker’ state?

A new report says North Carolina is a “sucker” because its legal climate is ripe for greedy lawyers seeking a payday. The report released Tuesday by the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco ranked each state’s tort-system using three measures, reports Titan Barksdale. Researchers at the institute say that although …

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