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George Will highlights PRI’s work on homelessness in his latest Washington Post column

The homeless right-to-camp issue comes to the Supreme Court By George F. Will An amicus brief from the Pacific Research Institute notes that, in all eras, vagrants have experienced pressures from circumstances. (As have most criminals.) So, is any punishment disproportional for behavior an individual cannot control? What about a ...
California

How Can We Actually Reduce Homelessness in California? – 2024 PRI Sacramento Conference

From PRI’s recent Sacramento policy conference, we present a panel discussion featuring elected officials, innovators, and policy researchers discussing creative approaches to addressing California’s homeless problem.  Speakers include Sacramento County District Attorney Thien Ho, who is suing the city of Sacramento over its failure to enforce homeless laws on the ...
California

Reforming Criminal Justice Policy to Put Victims First – 2024 PRI Sacramento Conference

With reform legislation being debated to address rising incidents of retail and auto theft and a ballot measure in circulation to repeal the most sweeping provisions of Prop. 47, we present a panel discussion on California’s growing crime problem from PRI’s recent Sacramento conference. Speakers include retired Brigadier Gen. Bob ...
Business & Economics

Andrew Stuttaford – Electric Cars: Central Planning’s Latest Vehicle

Our podcast this week is a recording of remarks by Andrew Stuttaford, editor of National Review’s Capital Markets. Andrew spoke at a PRI dinner in San Francisco in March on progressives’ efforts to mandate electric vehicles and the problems that lie ahead should they be successful. Before becoming a writer ...
California

Mike Gatto – Noir By Necessity

  Our guest this week is former Assemblymember Mike Gatto, who during his tenure, chaired the powerful Appropriations Committee. Mike Gatto was an up-and-coming lawmaker when his father was brutally murdered. To try and solve the mystery of his father’s murder, Mike journeys through the world of crime investigations, modern law ...
Business & Economics

Robert Bryce and Tyson Culver – Juice, Power, Politics and the Grid

Filmmakers Robert Bryce and Tyson Culver join us to discuss their new docuseries Juice, which explores how misguided government energy policies and cronyism are threatening energy reliability and affordability.  Also, Rowena and Tim discuss why Gov. Newsom is delaying his State of the State address and the latest legislative proposal ...
Free Cities

WATCH: Learn about the intriguing proposed Solano County city

A proposed new city in rural Solano County has generated significant interest and intrigue. Watch as the Free Cities Center’s Steven Greenhut explores the controversial new city effort with reporter Nick McConnell of the Vacaville Reporter and Free Cities Center contributor Edward Ring.    
Business & Economics

PRI All-Star Speechwriters on the State of the Union Address

Our annual former PRI speechwriters analyze President Biden’s State of the Union Address: Senior Director of Education Lance Izumi was chief speechwriter to Gov. Deukmejian and Attorney General Ed Meese, Vice President of Marketing and Communications Tim Anaya was speechwriter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and numerous legislators and COO Rowena ...
California

PRI Files Amicus Brief in Major Supreme Court Case on Homeless Crisis

Click here to download a copy of PRI’s amicus brief in the case PRI’s amicus brief presents two core arguments for why the Court should overturn the 9th Circuit ruling and allow Grants Pass and other cities to enforce anti-encampment ordinances: Anti-Vagrancy Laws Have a Long History of Enforcement: As ...
Agriculture

Rea Hederman – Net-Zero Climate-Control Policies Fail Farmers and Families

  Our guest this week is Rea Hederman, executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy at The Buckeye Institute, a free market think tank based in Ohio. Its new report, “Net-Zero Climate-Control Policies Fail Farmers and Families” looks at the impact the Biden administration’s climate-control ...
Featured

Read the latest on Grants Pass v Johnson

George Will highlights PRI’s work on homelessness in his latest Washington Post column

The homeless right-to-camp issue comes to the Supreme Court By George F. Will An amicus brief from the Pacific Research Institute notes that, in all eras, vagrants have experienced pressures from circumstances. (As have most criminals.) So, is any punishment disproportional for behavior an individual cannot control? What about a ...
California

How Can We Actually Reduce Homelessness in California? – 2024 PRI Sacramento Conference

From PRI’s recent Sacramento policy conference, we present a panel discussion featuring elected officials, innovators, and policy researchers discussing creative approaches to addressing California’s homeless problem.  Speakers include Sacramento County District Attorney Thien Ho, who is suing the city of Sacramento over its failure to enforce homeless laws on the ...
California

Reforming Criminal Justice Policy to Put Victims First – 2024 PRI Sacramento Conference

With reform legislation being debated to address rising incidents of retail and auto theft and a ballot measure in circulation to repeal the most sweeping provisions of Prop. 47, we present a panel discussion on California’s growing crime problem from PRI’s recent Sacramento conference. Speakers include retired Brigadier Gen. Bob ...
Business & Economics

Andrew Stuttaford – Electric Cars: Central Planning’s Latest Vehicle

Our podcast this week is a recording of remarks by Andrew Stuttaford, editor of National Review’s Capital Markets. Andrew spoke at a PRI dinner in San Francisco in March on progressives’ efforts to mandate electric vehicles and the problems that lie ahead should they be successful. Before becoming a writer ...
California

Mike Gatto – Noir By Necessity

  Our guest this week is former Assemblymember Mike Gatto, who during his tenure, chaired the powerful Appropriations Committee. Mike Gatto was an up-and-coming lawmaker when his father was brutally murdered. To try and solve the mystery of his father’s murder, Mike journeys through the world of crime investigations, modern law ...
Business & Economics

Robert Bryce and Tyson Culver – Juice, Power, Politics and the Grid

Filmmakers Robert Bryce and Tyson Culver join us to discuss their new docuseries Juice, which explores how misguided government energy policies and cronyism are threatening energy reliability and affordability.  Also, Rowena and Tim discuss why Gov. Newsom is delaying his State of the State address and the latest legislative proposal ...
Free Cities

WATCH: Learn about the intriguing proposed Solano County city

A proposed new city in rural Solano County has generated significant interest and intrigue. Watch as the Free Cities Center’s Steven Greenhut explores the controversial new city effort with reporter Nick McConnell of the Vacaville Reporter and Free Cities Center contributor Edward Ring.    
Business & Economics

PRI All-Star Speechwriters on the State of the Union Address

Our annual former PRI speechwriters analyze President Biden’s State of the Union Address: Senior Director of Education Lance Izumi was chief speechwriter to Gov. Deukmejian and Attorney General Ed Meese, Vice President of Marketing and Communications Tim Anaya was speechwriter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and numerous legislators and COO Rowena ...
California

PRI Files Amicus Brief in Major Supreme Court Case on Homeless Crisis

Click here to download a copy of PRI’s amicus brief in the case PRI’s amicus brief presents two core arguments for why the Court should overturn the 9th Circuit ruling and allow Grants Pass and other cities to enforce anti-encampment ordinances: Anti-Vagrancy Laws Have a Long History of Enforcement: As ...
Agriculture

Rea Hederman – Net-Zero Climate-Control Policies Fail Farmers and Families

  Our guest this week is Rea Hederman, executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy at The Buckeye Institute, a free market think tank based in Ohio. Its new report, “Net-Zero Climate-Control Policies Fail Farmers and Families” looks at the impact the Biden administration’s climate-control ...
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