Sally C. Pipes

Business & Economics

Actions Speak Louder than Words: A Case Study

A Contrarian column, as readers have come to know, is a relatively simple matter of refuting the latest foolishness from militant feminists and socialists, who are often the same people. In that cause, however, I have never attempted anything on the scale of Adam Shepard, author of Scratch Beginnings: Me, ...
Health Care

Free Market Solutions to Health Care

Townhall.com, May 5, 2008 Sally Pipes President of Pacific Research Institute discusses the failures of Canada’s government-run health care system and offers free market solutions for America’s system. This speech took place at Young America’s Foundation’s Reagan Ranch High School Conference. Download file audio_08_05-5-08_Speech
Publications

President’s Message – Spring 2008

Life in America After the Election SAN FRANCISCO – On Wednesday, November 12, the Pacific Research Institute welcomes columnist George F. Will as keynote speaker for PRI’s annual gala dinner at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco. The event comes barely eight days after the November 4 presidential election. George F. ...
Commentary

Five myths of health care

Fictions don’t become facts through repetition. Keep that in mind next time you hear a politician breathlessly decry the horrors of the American health-care system and then explain how he intends to fix it. Some of the most popular talking points in the health-care debate pass as the gospel truth ...
Climate Change

Earth Day doomsayers need to get their facts right

Kansas City Hispanic News (Kansas City, MO), April 30, 2008* Holmen Courier (West Salem, WI), April 24, 2008 Mundo L.A. (Van Nuys, CA), April 24, 2008 With all the reminders to recycle, shrink our carbon footprint, and reduce our consumption of goods, just about everyone feels guilty on Earth Day. ...
Commentary

Bay State model bodes ill for the nation

Sunday Republican (Springfield, MA), April 6, 2008 Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are creating quite a spectacle as they joust over the minutia of their respective health care plans in their attempts to secure the Democratic vote. To witness the real action in health care politics and policy – and ...
Business & Economics

Male-Female Facts and Fallacies

“History shows that the career paths of women over the course of the twentieth century bore little resemblance to a scenario in which variations in employer discrimination explain variations in women’s career progress.” The author of that statement, Thomas Sowell, Hoover Institution scholar, believes that there is indeed discrimination against ...
Commentary

Thailand’s misuse of ‘compulsory licensing’ allowed corrupt officials to steal millions

When it comes to public health, Thailand’s former government leaders would like the world to think that they’re a collection of 21st-century Robin Hoods. Last year, the unelected military-backed government gave Thailand’s state-run pharmaceutical firm, the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO), permission to manufacture generic versions of drugs that fight heart ...
California

State should look east for affordable health insurance

One of Sacramento’s great laments is the number of Californians without health insurance. The predictable bad solution has been to propose billions in additional taxes. California has been spared so far from this counterintuitive, costly “solution.” Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislators ought to look eastward for a better idea. But ...
Commentary

Innovation Incentives in Danger from Congress

U.S. patents have fostered American innovation ever since George Washington signed the first one in 1790. By protecting the rights of inventors, the patent system has spurred the development of everything from the light bulb to lifesaving medicines. You wouldn’t think Congress would want to mess with such a winning ...
Business & Economics

Actions Speak Louder than Words: A Case Study

A Contrarian column, as readers have come to know, is a relatively simple matter of refuting the latest foolishness from militant feminists and socialists, who are often the same people. In that cause, however, I have never attempted anything on the scale of Adam Shepard, author of Scratch Beginnings: Me, ...
Health Care

Free Market Solutions to Health Care

Townhall.com, May 5, 2008 Sally Pipes President of Pacific Research Institute discusses the failures of Canada’s government-run health care system and offers free market solutions for America’s system. This speech took place at Young America’s Foundation’s Reagan Ranch High School Conference. Download file audio_08_05-5-08_Speech
Publications

President’s Message – Spring 2008

Life in America After the Election SAN FRANCISCO – On Wednesday, November 12, the Pacific Research Institute welcomes columnist George F. Will as keynote speaker for PRI’s annual gala dinner at the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco. The event comes barely eight days after the November 4 presidential election. George F. ...
Commentary

Five myths of health care

Fictions don’t become facts through repetition. Keep that in mind next time you hear a politician breathlessly decry the horrors of the American health-care system and then explain how he intends to fix it. Some of the most popular talking points in the health-care debate pass as the gospel truth ...
Climate Change

Earth Day doomsayers need to get their facts right

Kansas City Hispanic News (Kansas City, MO), April 30, 2008* Holmen Courier (West Salem, WI), April 24, 2008 Mundo L.A. (Van Nuys, CA), April 24, 2008 With all the reminders to recycle, shrink our carbon footprint, and reduce our consumption of goods, just about everyone feels guilty on Earth Day. ...
Commentary

Bay State model bodes ill for the nation

Sunday Republican (Springfield, MA), April 6, 2008 Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are creating quite a spectacle as they joust over the minutia of their respective health care plans in their attempts to secure the Democratic vote. To witness the real action in health care politics and policy – and ...
Business & Economics

Male-Female Facts and Fallacies

“History shows that the career paths of women over the course of the twentieth century bore little resemblance to a scenario in which variations in employer discrimination explain variations in women’s career progress.” The author of that statement, Thomas Sowell, Hoover Institution scholar, believes that there is indeed discrimination against ...
Commentary

Thailand’s misuse of ‘compulsory licensing’ allowed corrupt officials to steal millions

When it comes to public health, Thailand’s former government leaders would like the world to think that they’re a collection of 21st-century Robin Hoods. Last year, the unelected military-backed government gave Thailand’s state-run pharmaceutical firm, the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO), permission to manufacture generic versions of drugs that fight heart ...
California

State should look east for affordable health insurance

One of Sacramento’s great laments is the number of Californians without health insurance. The predictable bad solution has been to propose billions in additional taxes. California has been spared so far from this counterintuitive, costly “solution.” Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislators ought to look eastward for a better idea. But ...
Commentary

Innovation Incentives in Danger from Congress

U.S. patents have fostered American innovation ever since George Washington signed the first one in 1790. By protecting the rights of inventors, the patent system has spurred the development of everything from the light bulb to lifesaving medicines. You wouldn’t think Congress would want to mess with such a winning ...
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