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California: Home of the Unfree

“Join us in California where we still believe in freedom,” urged Gov. Newsom in a political ad to Floridians — never mind that he barred California state government workers from ever traveling to the Sunshine State.  And while freedom may be just another word for nothing left to lose said …

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Heather Mac Donald – On Crime and Homelessness in California

On this week’s podcast, enjoy a special presentation of PRI’s recent Newport Beach luncheon featuring Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute in conversation with PRI senior fellow in urban studies Steve Smith. Heather and Steve discuss crime and homelessness in the Golden State.

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State Should Prioritize Tax and Regulatory Reform to Lure Back Film, TV Production

Gov. Newsom made waves once again with another political hit on red state governors.  This time film and TV productions that moved to red states that reject Newsom’s blue state agenda were targeted. In a full page advertisement in the trade publication Variety, Newsom told film and tv producers that …

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Who Controls Spending Often More Important Than How Money is Spent

“While many Californians are struggling to pay rent and put food on the table, Prop. 30 does not guarantee low income families will be able to buy (Zero Electric Vehicles).  Most ZEVs are purchased by wealthy and upper middle-class Californians.” If you think that quote is from the latest report …

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Next Round’s 5th Anniversary Celebration

Join Rowena and Tim for a special celebration of Next Round’s 5th anniversary as they take a trip down memory lane reliving some of our most interesting, provocative, and entertaining interviews. They share behind the scenes stories of how the podcast got started, why its name was changed, and the most embarrassing technical foul-ups. Finally, hear their choices for their favorite podcast guests and the most entertaining cocktail recommendations.

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Wayne Winegarden Discusses Project Homekey Study on John and Ken Show

Dr. Wayne Winegarden, PRI Senior Fellow in Business and Economics, discusses the findings of his new study on Project Homekey (co-authored with Kerry Jackson) on the popular John and Ken Show on KFI-AM 640 in Los Angeles.

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Wildfire needs holistic approaches to be extinguished before it begins

A fire in Paso Robles was recently stopped after just an acre burned. The quick stop was credited to the use of sheep and goats for “fuel abatement.” After catastrophic wildfires have burned valuable land across the west in recent years, the deployment of grazing livestock to minimize fuel loads …

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Is the Just-Enacted State Budget Already Beginning to Crumble?

A little noticed report released last week by the California Department of Finance could be the first sign that an economy surely in recession – despite the spin from the Biden administration that it is not regardless of what the numbers show – is beginning to negatively affect the state …

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To Protect Ag, Time for California to Roll Back AB 5

When rampant inflation and government policy collide, independent workers and consumers bear the brunt of the consequences. The recent enforcement of California’s AB 5 is beginning to ripple through California and, by extension, the rest of the country. The law, intended to provide guarantees to independent contract employees for paid …

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National Rankings Show San Francisco Falling Further Behind

What has happened to San Francisco, often thought of in the past as the most beautiful city in the country, if not the entire world? The transition from beloved by almost all to profoundly repellant to many is the sad story of a great city being toppled from within. The …

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California: Home of the Unfree

“Join us in California where we still believe in freedom,” urged Gov. Newsom in a political ad to Floridians — never mind that he barred California state government workers from ever traveling to the Sunshine State.  And while freedom may be just another word for nothing left to lose said …

California

Heather Mac Donald – On Crime and Homelessness in California

On this week’s podcast, enjoy a special presentation of PRI’s recent Newport Beach luncheon featuring Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute in conversation with PRI senior fellow in urban studies Steve Smith. Heather and Steve discuss crime and homelessness in the Golden State.

Blog

State Should Prioritize Tax and Regulatory Reform to Lure Back Film, TV Production

Gov. Newsom made waves once again with another political hit on red state governors.  This time film and TV productions that moved to red states that reject Newsom’s blue state agenda were targeted. In a full page advertisement in the trade publication Variety, Newsom told film and tv producers that …

Blog

Who Controls Spending Often More Important Than How Money is Spent

“While many Californians are struggling to pay rent and put food on the table, Prop. 30 does not guarantee low income families will be able to buy (Zero Electric Vehicles).  Most ZEVs are purchased by wealthy and upper middle-class Californians.” If you think that quote is from the latest report …

California

Next Round’s 5th Anniversary Celebration

Join Rowena and Tim for a special celebration of Next Round’s 5th anniversary as they take a trip down memory lane reliving some of our most interesting, provocative, and entertaining interviews. They share behind the scenes stories of how the podcast got started, why its name was changed, and the most embarrassing technical foul-ups. Finally, hear their choices for their favorite podcast guests and the most entertaining cocktail recommendations.

California

Wayne Winegarden Discusses Project Homekey Study on John and Ken Show

Dr. Wayne Winegarden, PRI Senior Fellow in Business and Economics, discusses the findings of his new study on Project Homekey (co-authored with Kerry Jackson) on the popular John and Ken Show on KFI-AM 640 in Los Angeles.

Blog

Wildfire needs holistic approaches to be extinguished before it begins

A fire in Paso Robles was recently stopped after just an acre burned. The quick stop was credited to the use of sheep and goats for “fuel abatement.” After catastrophic wildfires have burned valuable land across the west in recent years, the deployment of grazing livestock to minimize fuel loads …

Blog

Is the Just-Enacted State Budget Already Beginning to Crumble?

A little noticed report released last week by the California Department of Finance could be the first sign that an economy surely in recession – despite the spin from the Biden administration that it is not regardless of what the numbers show – is beginning to negatively affect the state …

Blog

To Protect Ag, Time for California to Roll Back AB 5

When rampant inflation and government policy collide, independent workers and consumers bear the brunt of the consequences. The recent enforcement of California’s AB 5 is beginning to ripple through California and, by extension, the rest of the country. The law, intended to provide guarantees to independent contract employees for paid …

California

National Rankings Show San Francisco Falling Further Behind

What has happened to San Francisco, often thought of in the past as the most beautiful city in the country, if not the entire world? The transition from beloved by almost all to profoundly repellant to many is the sad story of a great city being toppled from within. The …

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