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Sweeping Expansion of Workers Comp Benefits Could Hit Struggling CA Businesses Hard

There’s been a growing debate in California and nationally about extending workers’ compensation benefits for workers who are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Some states are moving to make front line workers battling COVID-19 to be eligible for workers’ comp.  Politico reports that “at least five smaller states have made …

Business & Economics

Watch Video: Entrepreneurship Key for America’s Economic Recovery

By eliminating government-created barriers to opportunity, state and federal lawmakers can make it easier for those who are suddenly unemployed to earn a living from home or start a new home-based business.   To learn more about reforms to empower entrepreneurs in these tough economic times, read Dr. Wayne Winegarden’s Breaking Down …

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Amidst Coronavirus-Fueled Economic Downturn, State Leaders Must Suspend Government Barriers to Opportunity

In his “Breaking Down Barriers to Opportunity” series, PRI’s Dr. Wayne Winegarden has argued that one of the most important ways that elected officials can help to lift people up the economy ladder is by embracing policies that encourage entrepreneurship. As many Californians struggle to stay afloat financially during the …

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Enjoy 2019’s Best of “Next Round” and “Right by the Bay”

The last week of December is naturally a time to look back on the year that was.  Here at PRI, we are particularly proud of the growing popularity of our weekly “Next Round with PRI” podcast and our daily “Right by the Bay” blog.  Thanks to you, our podcast had …

Agriculture

Tales of Woe: How Dysfunctional Regulation Has Decimated Entire Sectors of Biotechnology

“To observe government is to observe the absence of accountability,” James Freeman wrote in the Wall Street Journal.1  That’s certainly true of unwise regulation of many innovative technologies; and modern biotechnology, also known as “genetic engineering (GE)” or “genetic modification (GM),” perhaps along with civilian applications of nuclear power, could be …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden – Overregulation Hurts Immigrant and Low-Income Entrepreneurs

PRI’s Wayne Winegarden joins us to discuss the latest study in his Building Barriers to Opportunity series. We discuss how overregulation and misguided government policies make it harder for immigrant and low-income entrepreneurs to start a business, work their way up the economic ladder, and achieve the American Dream. Wayne …

Business & Economics

NEW STUDY finds Overregulation Hurts Immigrant and Low-Income Entrepreneurs Trying to Achieve the American Dream

A new study released today by the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute finds that government has erected barriers to opportunity that make it very difficult for immigrant and low-income entrepreneurs to lift themselves out of poverty and climb the economic ladder. Click here to download “Entrepreneurship as a Pathway to the …

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Looking Back on 2017: Rolling Back Red Tape

Looking back on 2017, perhaps the most under-reported story of the year has been President Trump’s success in cutting back regulations.  Back in January at the start of his administration, Mr. Trump signed an executive order requiring agencies to cut two regulations for every new one added to the books. …

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For Amazon, It’s a Great Big Jungle Out There

It seems that Seattle is no longer evergreen for Amazon. Last week, the company announced that it’s on the hunt for a second headquarters. There wasn’t a clear explanation for why the online retail giant is seeking a new habitat. But even climate change deniers would conclude that nature – …

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More Work To Do

Over the past five years, North Carolina has become a more attractive place to work, live, invest, and do business. The state tax burden is lower — by hundreds of millions of dollars a year — and restructured in a way that reduces the double-taxation of investment in new jobs, …

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Sweeping Expansion of Workers Comp Benefits Could Hit Struggling CA Businesses Hard

There’s been a growing debate in California and nationally about extending workers’ compensation benefits for workers who are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Some states are moving to make front line workers battling COVID-19 to be eligible for workers’ comp.  Politico reports that “at least five smaller states have made …

Business & Economics

Watch Video: Entrepreneurship Key for America’s Economic Recovery

By eliminating government-created barriers to opportunity, state and federal lawmakers can make it easier for those who are suddenly unemployed to earn a living from home or start a new home-based business.   To learn more about reforms to empower entrepreneurs in these tough economic times, read Dr. Wayne Winegarden’s Breaking Down …

Blog

Amidst Coronavirus-Fueled Economic Downturn, State Leaders Must Suspend Government Barriers to Opportunity

In his “Breaking Down Barriers to Opportunity” series, PRI’s Dr. Wayne Winegarden has argued that one of the most important ways that elected officials can help to lift people up the economy ladder is by embracing policies that encourage entrepreneurship. As many Californians struggle to stay afloat financially during the …

Blackouts

Enjoy 2019’s Best of “Next Round” and “Right by the Bay”

The last week of December is naturally a time to look back on the year that was.  Here at PRI, we are particularly proud of the growing popularity of our weekly “Next Round with PRI” podcast and our daily “Right by the Bay” blog.  Thanks to you, our podcast had …

Agriculture

Tales of Woe: How Dysfunctional Regulation Has Decimated Entire Sectors of Biotechnology

“To observe government is to observe the absence of accountability,” James Freeman wrote in the Wall Street Journal.1  That’s certainly true of unwise regulation of many innovative technologies; and modern biotechnology, also known as “genetic engineering (GE)” or “genetic modification (GM),” perhaps along with civilian applications of nuclear power, could be …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden – Overregulation Hurts Immigrant and Low-Income Entrepreneurs

PRI’s Wayne Winegarden joins us to discuss the latest study in his Building Barriers to Opportunity series. We discuss how overregulation and misguided government policies make it harder for immigrant and low-income entrepreneurs to start a business, work their way up the economic ladder, and achieve the American Dream. Wayne …

Business & Economics

NEW STUDY finds Overregulation Hurts Immigrant and Low-Income Entrepreneurs Trying to Achieve the American Dream

A new study released today by the nonpartisan Pacific Research Institute finds that government has erected barriers to opportunity that make it very difficult for immigrant and low-income entrepreneurs to lift themselves out of poverty and climb the economic ladder. Click here to download “Entrepreneurship as a Pathway to the …

Blog

Looking Back on 2017: Rolling Back Red Tape

Looking back on 2017, perhaps the most under-reported story of the year has been President Trump’s success in cutting back regulations.  Back in January at the start of his administration, Mr. Trump signed an executive order requiring agencies to cut two regulations for every new one added to the books. …

Blog

For Amazon, It’s a Great Big Jungle Out There

It seems that Seattle is no longer evergreen for Amazon. Last week, the company announced that it’s on the hunt for a second headquarters. There wasn’t a clear explanation for why the online retail giant is seeking a new habitat. But even climate change deniers would conclude that nature – …

Business & Economics

More Work To Do

Over the past five years, North Carolina has become a more attractive place to work, live, invest, and do business. The state tax burden is lower — by hundreds of millions of dollars a year — and restructured in a way that reduces the double-taxation of investment in new jobs, …

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