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How Eminent Domain Obliterated the Character of Cities

No city can possibly express its character – the many urban quirks and idiosyncrasies, as well as the strangely appealing grittiness and shining luxury that often coexist side-by-side – when government planners use the bulldozer to “improve” cities. Writing about the “wave of urban renewal that swept the world in ...
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Push for Unionized College Athletics Would Be Real March Madness

This push would trample upon free market reforms that are working and ensure college athletes are compensated for their name, image, and likeness. Four years ago, California launched a national revolution in college athletics by enacting Fair Pay to Play Act, which allows athletes to earn money from endorsements from ...
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Costly union-only agreements result in fewer city projects

From street repairs to building construction, municipal infrastructure projects are costly, but often necessary, endeavors. To get them done in the most cost-effective manner possible, city taxpayers are best served by having open, competitive markets for contracts to complete such projects efficiently and at the best price. This might sound like ...
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Latest San Francisco Public Bank Proposal Doomed to Fail

According to the proposal prepared by consultants, the bank would focus “its initial lending activities on affordable housing development and affordable homeownership, local enterprises (small businesses), and green investments and environmental justice.” The “fundamental need for a city-owned bank,” it says, “stems from the historic inability of traditional financial institutions ...
Business & Economics

Red Tape Strangles Charities

By Elizabeth McGuigan & Wayne Winegarden A recent Gallup poll shows Americans see the government as the top problem facing the nation. For the most vulnerable Americans this may be especially true as new research shows that excessive government burden is having a negative impact on the organizations that struggling individuals and ...
Business & Economics

Keith Knopf – President and CEO of Raley’s

Our guest this week is Keith Knopf, President and CEO of Raley’s.  Mr. Knopf was the keynote speaker at this year’s PRI Sacramento conference. 
Business & Economics

Overregulation hinders New Jersey’s charities

By Wayne Winegarden & Regina Egea New Jersey has long been ranked as one of the most expensive places to live and worst to do business. Add to that list a new ranking of the state as one of the worst states to operate a charity. With over 50,000 nonprofit organizations in ...
Business & Economics

Neither The Department Of Defense Nor NASA Should Be Setting U.S. Climate Policy

It should be self-evident that the Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) don’t have the authority to set the nation’s climate policy. Yet, this is precisely what these agencies are trying to do. The DOD, GSA, and NASA have issued a joint ...
Business & Economics

Latest State Minimum Wage Hike Will Hurt Workers Far More Than It Helps

2023 might be the year that California businesses, especially small ones outside of the larger cities, wish they could skip. On top of a likely economic downturn, they have also been hit with higher employee costs, as another increase in the minimum wage arrived on Jan. 1. The state minimum ...
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Would You Like An Apple Pie With That? No Thanks, I Can’t Afford It

Less than two days before California’s Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act was to become law – on Jan. 1 – Sacramento Superior Court Judge Shelleyanne W.L. Chang placed a hold on the legislation, temporarily restraining the state “from implementing, enforcing, or taking any other action to effectuate Assembly ...
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How Eminent Domain Obliterated the Character of Cities

No city can possibly express its character – the many urban quirks and idiosyncrasies, as well as the strangely appealing grittiness and shining luxury that often coexist side-by-side – when government planners use the bulldozer to “improve” cities. Writing about the “wave of urban renewal that swept the world in ...
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Push for Unionized College Athletics Would Be Real March Madness

This push would trample upon free market reforms that are working and ensure college athletes are compensated for their name, image, and likeness. Four years ago, California launched a national revolution in college athletics by enacting Fair Pay to Play Act, which allows athletes to earn money from endorsements from ...
Blog

Costly union-only agreements result in fewer city projects

From street repairs to building construction, municipal infrastructure projects are costly, but often necessary, endeavors. To get them done in the most cost-effective manner possible, city taxpayers are best served by having open, competitive markets for contracts to complete such projects efficiently and at the best price. This might sound like ...
Blog

Latest San Francisco Public Bank Proposal Doomed to Fail

According to the proposal prepared by consultants, the bank would focus “its initial lending activities on affordable housing development and affordable homeownership, local enterprises (small businesses), and green investments and environmental justice.” The “fundamental need for a city-owned bank,” it says, “stems from the historic inability of traditional financial institutions ...
Business & Economics

Red Tape Strangles Charities

By Elizabeth McGuigan & Wayne Winegarden A recent Gallup poll shows Americans see the government as the top problem facing the nation. For the most vulnerable Americans this may be especially true as new research shows that excessive government burden is having a negative impact on the organizations that struggling individuals and ...
Business & Economics

Keith Knopf – President and CEO of Raley’s

Our guest this week is Keith Knopf, President and CEO of Raley’s.  Mr. Knopf was the keynote speaker at this year’s PRI Sacramento conference. 
Business & Economics

Overregulation hinders New Jersey’s charities

By Wayne Winegarden & Regina Egea New Jersey has long been ranked as one of the most expensive places to live and worst to do business. Add to that list a new ranking of the state as one of the worst states to operate a charity. With over 50,000 nonprofit organizations in ...
Business & Economics

Neither The Department Of Defense Nor NASA Should Be Setting U.S. Climate Policy

It should be self-evident that the Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) don’t have the authority to set the nation’s climate policy. Yet, this is precisely what these agencies are trying to do. The DOD, GSA, and NASA have issued a joint ...
Business & Economics

Latest State Minimum Wage Hike Will Hurt Workers Far More Than It Helps

2023 might be the year that California businesses, especially small ones outside of the larger cities, wish they could skip. On top of a likely economic downturn, they have also been hit with higher employee costs, as another increase in the minimum wage arrived on Jan. 1. The state minimum ...
Blog

Would You Like An Apple Pie With That? No Thanks, I Can’t Afford It

Less than two days before California’s Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act was to become law – on Jan. 1 – Sacramento Superior Court Judge Shelleyanne W.L. Chang placed a hold on the legislation, temporarily restraining the state “from implementing, enforcing, or taking any other action to effectuate Assembly ...
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