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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 ...
Blog

Read latest from Free Cities Center

Blame slow-growth policies for housing and homeless crises

By Wayne Winegarden and Steven Greenhut The roots of California’s housing problems aren’t hard to trace given the reams of house-price and population data going back decades. The Los Angeles Times reported the median price of a California home in 1970 was only 5 percent higher than the national average ...
California

Steve Hilton – Keynote Address: PRI Ideas in Action Conference

Our podcast guest this week is Steve Hilton, the keynote speaker at PRI’s 2024 Sacramento Ideas in Action Conference. Steve was a top advisor to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, a contributor at Fox News, and now running “Golden Together” a group focused on new ideas to increase affordable housing ...
Business & Economics

Paul Tice – Race to Zero: How ESG Investing will Crater the Global Financial System

  Our guest this week is Paul Tice, a Wall Street veteran and now an adjunct professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His new book The Race to Zero provides a detailed rebuttal to the case for sustainable investing from the perspective of a long-time Wall Street analyst, ...
California

Blame slow-growth policies for California’s housing and homeless crises

By Steven Greenhut & Wayne Winegarden The roots of California’s housing problems aren’t hard to trace given the reams of house-price and population data going back decades. The Los Angeles Times reported the median price of a California home in 1970 was only 5 percent higher than the national average at $24,300. That ...
Free Cities

WATCH: Are more public transit subsidies the key to improving urban living?

Watch as Free Cities Center’s Steven Greenhut sits down with Professor William Anderson to discuss whether more subsidies for public transit are the key to improving urban living.
California

Watch Videos from PRI’s 2024 California Ideas in Action Conference

Watch Videos from PRI’s 2024 California Ideas in Action Conference The theme of the 2024 PRI California Ideas in Action Conference is the “5 Issues for 2024”. Recent surveys show the economy, homelessness and housing, crime, energy regulation, and debt are top issues for voters in advance of the 2024 ...
Business & Economics

Jennifer Burns – Milton Friedman: The Last Conservative

Our guest this week is Stanford University historian Jennifer Burns. Professor Burns has just published her new book “Milton Friedman: The Last Conservative.” Milton Friedman was a tremendous supporter of PRI and our work, giving lectures and attending many events. We invited Prof. Burns, who specializes in U.S. twentieth century ...
Free Cities

Steve Greenhut and Wayne Winegarden – Giving Housing Supply a Boost

Our guests this week are Steve Greenhut, director of PRI’s Free Cities Center and Wayne Winegarden, senior fellow in business and economics.  The two have joined forces to produce PRI’s latest mini book from the Free Cities Center, “Giving Housing Supply a Boost: How to Improve Affordability and Reduce Homelessness.” ...
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 ...
Blog

Read latest from Free Cities Center

Blame slow-growth policies for housing and homeless crises

By Wayne Winegarden and Steven Greenhut The roots of California’s housing problems aren’t hard to trace given the reams of house-price and population data going back decades. The Los Angeles Times reported the median price of a California home in 1970 was only 5 percent higher than the national average ...
California

Steve Hilton – Keynote Address: PRI Ideas in Action Conference

Our podcast guest this week is Steve Hilton, the keynote speaker at PRI’s 2024 Sacramento Ideas in Action Conference. Steve was a top advisor to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, a contributor at Fox News, and now running “Golden Together” a group focused on new ideas to increase affordable housing ...
Business & Economics

Paul Tice – Race to Zero: How ESG Investing will Crater the Global Financial System

  Our guest this week is Paul Tice, a Wall Street veteran and now an adjunct professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business. His new book The Race to Zero provides a detailed rebuttal to the case for sustainable investing from the perspective of a long-time Wall Street analyst, ...
California

Blame slow-growth policies for California’s housing and homeless crises

By Steven Greenhut & Wayne Winegarden The roots of California’s housing problems aren’t hard to trace given the reams of house-price and population data going back decades. The Los Angeles Times reported the median price of a California home in 1970 was only 5 percent higher than the national average at $24,300. That ...
Free Cities

WATCH: Are more public transit subsidies the key to improving urban living?

Watch as Free Cities Center’s Steven Greenhut sits down with Professor William Anderson to discuss whether more subsidies for public transit are the key to improving urban living.
California

Watch Videos from PRI’s 2024 California Ideas in Action Conference

Watch Videos from PRI’s 2024 California Ideas in Action Conference The theme of the 2024 PRI California Ideas in Action Conference is the “5 Issues for 2024”. Recent surveys show the economy, homelessness and housing, crime, energy regulation, and debt are top issues for voters in advance of the 2024 ...
Business & Economics

Jennifer Burns – Milton Friedman: The Last Conservative

Our guest this week is Stanford University historian Jennifer Burns. Professor Burns has just published her new book “Milton Friedman: The Last Conservative.” Milton Friedman was a tremendous supporter of PRI and our work, giving lectures and attending many events. We invited Prof. Burns, who specializes in U.S. twentieth century ...
Free Cities

Steve Greenhut and Wayne Winegarden – Giving Housing Supply a Boost

Our guests this week are Steve Greenhut, director of PRI’s Free Cities Center and Wayne Winegarden, senior fellow in business and economics.  The two have joined forces to produce PRI’s latest mini book from the Free Cities Center, “Giving Housing Supply a Boost: How to Improve Affordability and Reduce Homelessness.” ...
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