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Elizabeth Funk – How Dignity Moves is Reimagining Scalable Solutions to Homelessness

  Listen to an extended conversation between PRI’s Dr. Wayne Winegarden and Elizabeth Funk, founder and CEO of Dignity Moves, a San Francisco non-profit that is reimagining scalable solutions to homelessness through interim supportive housing.  First, Tim and Ro analyze the first few weeks of Mike Johnson’s speakership and the ...
Business & Economics

John Lowry – Negotiation Made Simple

  Attorney, professor and master negotiator John Lowry, author of the new book “Negotiation Made Simple,” joins us with advice for listeners on how to maximize your position whether you’re haggling over an employment contract or the price of a new car.  He also shares his thoughts on some current ...
Free Cities

Watch latest Free Cities Center video tour

Watch Video: Reimagining Scalable Solutions to Homelessness

Watch a video tour of Dignity Moves, a San Francisco non-profit that is reimagining scalable solutions to homelessness. Founder and CEO Elizabeth Funk takes PRI’s Wayne Winegarden on a tour of its San Francisco facility, then discusses her group’s work to address homelessness through interim supportive housing.
Coronavirus

PRI Covid Tradeoffs Brief Receives National Coverage

PRI Brief on Tradeoffs from COVID-19 Restrictions Featured in National Review

Economist Wayne Winegarden and policy associate McKenzie Richards of the nonpartisan, pro-free-market Pacific Research Institute recently authored a research brief detailing how more-severe Covid-19 mitigation policies — namely lockdowns, masking mandates, school and business closures, and social distancing — led to reduced infection and mortality rates, but at the expense of ...
Newsom

Charles Kesler – Reflections on Current Contentions

This is a special recording of a recent PRI dinner in San Francisco featuring Professor Charles Kesler, the editor of the Claremont Review of Books, offering his perspective on U.S. politics and the global situation in Israel and China.  Ro and Tim also weigh in on Gov. Newsom’s trip to ...
Commentary

Read latest about problems with PBMs

Decoupling PBM Fees Enhances Patient Outcomes

The three largest PBMs—Caremark (CVS Health/Aetna AET 0.0%), Express Scripts ESRX 0.0% (Cigna CI +0.7%), and OptumRx (UnitedHealth Group UNH +0.2%)—control 80% of the market and are integrated into large health insurance conglomerates. PBMs negotiate drug prices with pharmaceutical companies on behalf of insurers and manage their drug formularies. Read ...
California

Emily Hoeven – The Issues Facing San Francisco and California

sddasdasOur guest this week is Emily Hoeven, opinion columnist at The San Francisco Chronicle. Before coming to the Chronicle, she wrote CalMatters’ daily WhatMatters newsletter on California politics and policy and makes frequent appearances on TV, radio, podcasts, panels, and helped launch a weekly political segment on ABC 10. We ...
California

Rowena Itchon and Tim Anaya – California New Laws on the Books

It’s that time of the year when the Governor decides which bills to sign and which to veto.  Rowena Itchon, chief operating officer at PRI and Tim Anaya, vice president of marketing and communications have a round-up discussion of the major bills — from health care to climate change to ...
Magazines

Impact Magazine Fall 2023

Talk of renewable energy and electric vehicle mandates are sweeping the nation as President Biden and blue states are looking to California’s energy policy as inspiration for big government energy policy. But by following California’s lead, the rest of the nation may soon suffer California’s fate of regular energy shortages ...
Covid-19

Wayne Winegarden – The Impact of Covid-19 Restrictions

Our guest this week is PRI senior fellow Dr. Wayne Winegarden.  We discuss with Wayne his new study comparing the results of states that had very restrictive COVID-19 policies versus those that did not.  He concludes that while COVID-19 restrictions did lead to some health benefits, they were unfortunately negated ...
California

Elizabeth Funk – How Dignity Moves is Reimagining Scalable Solutions to Homelessness

  Listen to an extended conversation between PRI’s Dr. Wayne Winegarden and Elizabeth Funk, founder and CEO of Dignity Moves, a San Francisco non-profit that is reimagining scalable solutions to homelessness through interim supportive housing.  First, Tim and Ro analyze the first few weeks of Mike Johnson’s speakership and the ...
Business & Economics

John Lowry – Negotiation Made Simple

  Attorney, professor and master negotiator John Lowry, author of the new book “Negotiation Made Simple,” joins us with advice for listeners on how to maximize your position whether you’re haggling over an employment contract or the price of a new car.  He also shares his thoughts on some current ...
Free Cities

Watch latest Free Cities Center video tour

Watch Video: Reimagining Scalable Solutions to Homelessness

Watch a video tour of Dignity Moves, a San Francisco non-profit that is reimagining scalable solutions to homelessness. Founder and CEO Elizabeth Funk takes PRI’s Wayne Winegarden on a tour of its San Francisco facility, then discusses her group’s work to address homelessness through interim supportive housing.
Coronavirus

PRI Covid Tradeoffs Brief Receives National Coverage

PRI Brief on Tradeoffs from COVID-19 Restrictions Featured in National Review

Economist Wayne Winegarden and policy associate McKenzie Richards of the nonpartisan, pro-free-market Pacific Research Institute recently authored a research brief detailing how more-severe Covid-19 mitigation policies — namely lockdowns, masking mandates, school and business closures, and social distancing — led to reduced infection and mortality rates, but at the expense of ...
Newsom

Charles Kesler – Reflections on Current Contentions

This is a special recording of a recent PRI dinner in San Francisco featuring Professor Charles Kesler, the editor of the Claremont Review of Books, offering his perspective on U.S. politics and the global situation in Israel and China.  Ro and Tim also weigh in on Gov. Newsom’s trip to ...
Commentary

Read latest about problems with PBMs

Decoupling PBM Fees Enhances Patient Outcomes

The three largest PBMs—Caremark (CVS Health/Aetna AET 0.0%), Express Scripts ESRX 0.0% (Cigna CI +0.7%), and OptumRx (UnitedHealth Group UNH +0.2%)—control 80% of the market and are integrated into large health insurance conglomerates. PBMs negotiate drug prices with pharmaceutical companies on behalf of insurers and manage their drug formularies. Read ...
California

Emily Hoeven – The Issues Facing San Francisco and California

sddasdasOur guest this week is Emily Hoeven, opinion columnist at The San Francisco Chronicle. Before coming to the Chronicle, she wrote CalMatters’ daily WhatMatters newsletter on California politics and policy and makes frequent appearances on TV, radio, podcasts, panels, and helped launch a weekly political segment on ABC 10. We ...
California

Rowena Itchon and Tim Anaya – California New Laws on the Books

It’s that time of the year when the Governor decides which bills to sign and which to veto.  Rowena Itchon, chief operating officer at PRI and Tim Anaya, vice president of marketing and communications have a round-up discussion of the major bills — from health care to climate change to ...
Magazines

Impact Magazine Fall 2023

Talk of renewable energy and electric vehicle mandates are sweeping the nation as President Biden and blue states are looking to California’s energy policy as inspiration for big government energy policy. But by following California’s lead, the rest of the nation may soon suffer California’s fate of regular energy shortages ...
Covid-19

Wayne Winegarden – The Impact of Covid-19 Restrictions

Our guest this week is PRI senior fellow Dr. Wayne Winegarden.  We discuss with Wayne his new study comparing the results of states that had very restrictive COVID-19 policies versus those that did not.  He concludes that while COVID-19 restrictions did lead to some health benefits, they were unfortunately negated ...
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