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Biden’s New Coverage Subsidies Won’t Help Uninsured Americans

In his address to Congress last week, President Biden announced his plan to make permanent the new health insurance subsidies included in his American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law in March. These subsidies, which are currently set to expire next year, reduce exchange premiums for everyone who makes less than 400 percent ...
Commentary

Ignore Democrats’ dead-end health care ideas

President Biden laid out a sweeping $1.8 trillion proposal before Congress last week that would make permanent a new round of insurance subsidies included in March’s stimulus package. The White House’s proposal is the latest from Democrats that aims to expand government’s role in health care. In April, several Senate ...
California

OC Register Cites Kerry Jackson on Public Banking Concerns

Public bank bill puts state where it doesn’t belong By Orange County Register Editorial Board California lawmakers have a ready solution for almost any problem, no matter how large or small: Create a new government bureaucracy to administer some “landmark” program. Yet after the new agency is in place, the ...
Blog

How Basic Income Could Promote Economic Advancement Rather Than Government Dependency

By Wayne Winegarden and Tim Anaya Last month, Right by the Bay reviewed the findings of a new study touted by former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs reportedly showing the success of the city’s universal basic income scheme. Reviewing the report’s findings, we concluded that there were many serious questions with ...
Agriculture

Let’s Return Earth Day To Its Roots

The first Earth Day celebration was conceived by then-U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson and held in 1970 as a “symbol of environmental responsibility and stewardship.” In the spirit of the time, it was a touchy-feely, consciousness-raising, New Age experience, and most activities were organized at the grassroots level. Sadly, today’s Earth ...
Commentary

‘Rescue’ package makes poor pay for rich’s health care

President Joe Biden recently signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan into law. With a stroke of his pen, he claimed to put “working people in this nation first. It’s not hyperbole; it’s a fact.” A closer look at this so-called “rescue” package suggests otherwise. Democrats tucked two provisions into the law ...
California

Wayne Winegarden Talks No Way Home on the Larry Conners Show

Wayne Winegarden, PRI’s senior director and economist joins the Larry Conners Show on KTRS St. Louis to discuss his new book No Way Home, on California’s homeless challenges and solutions cities and policymakers can take to help those in need. Winegarden is a co-author along with PRI’s Kerry Jackson, Christopher Rufo, and ...
Commentary

Obamacare’s 11th Anniversary Is Nothing to Celebrate

Yesterday, President Biden commemorated the 11th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. But Americans who want affordable health insurance have little to celebrate. In Obamacare’s first decade, premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed while provider networks have shrunk. Exchange policies routinely do not cover best-in-class doctors or hospitals. And the law’s costs have ...
Blog

California’s Tomorrowland Of Energy Won’t Be Arriving On Time

California’s mandate to transition to an all-renewables electricity portfolio has always seemed like a fantasy. A just-released report “charting” the path to 100% clean power does nothing but confirm those suspicions. A joint summary released March 15 by the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission and the California ...
Blog

Is Stockton’s Basic Income Scheme Actually Working?

Proponents of Stockton’s universal basic income (UBI) pilot project – known as the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, or SEED – released a report last week detailing its first year findings. The report’s main claim is receiving UBI boosted full-time work.  In February 2019, 28 percent of recipients had full-time employment, ...
Commentary

Biden’s New Coverage Subsidies Won’t Help Uninsured Americans

In his address to Congress last week, President Biden announced his plan to make permanent the new health insurance subsidies included in his American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law in March. These subsidies, which are currently set to expire next year, reduce exchange premiums for everyone who makes less than 400 percent ...
Commentary

Ignore Democrats’ dead-end health care ideas

President Biden laid out a sweeping $1.8 trillion proposal before Congress last week that would make permanent a new round of insurance subsidies included in March’s stimulus package. The White House’s proposal is the latest from Democrats that aims to expand government’s role in health care. In April, several Senate ...
California

OC Register Cites Kerry Jackson on Public Banking Concerns

Public bank bill puts state where it doesn’t belong By Orange County Register Editorial Board California lawmakers have a ready solution for almost any problem, no matter how large or small: Create a new government bureaucracy to administer some “landmark” program. Yet after the new agency is in place, the ...
Blog

How Basic Income Could Promote Economic Advancement Rather Than Government Dependency

By Wayne Winegarden and Tim Anaya Last month, Right by the Bay reviewed the findings of a new study touted by former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs reportedly showing the success of the city’s universal basic income scheme. Reviewing the report’s findings, we concluded that there were many serious questions with ...
Agriculture

Let’s Return Earth Day To Its Roots

The first Earth Day celebration was conceived by then-U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson and held in 1970 as a “symbol of environmental responsibility and stewardship.” In the spirit of the time, it was a touchy-feely, consciousness-raising, New Age experience, and most activities were organized at the grassroots level. Sadly, today’s Earth ...
Commentary

‘Rescue’ package makes poor pay for rich’s health care

President Joe Biden recently signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan into law. With a stroke of his pen, he claimed to put “working people in this nation first. It’s not hyperbole; it’s a fact.” A closer look at this so-called “rescue” package suggests otherwise. Democrats tucked two provisions into the law ...
California

Wayne Winegarden Talks No Way Home on the Larry Conners Show

Wayne Winegarden, PRI’s senior director and economist joins the Larry Conners Show on KTRS St. Louis to discuss his new book No Way Home, on California’s homeless challenges and solutions cities and policymakers can take to help those in need. Winegarden is a co-author along with PRI’s Kerry Jackson, Christopher Rufo, and ...
Commentary

Obamacare’s 11th Anniversary Is Nothing to Celebrate

Yesterday, President Biden commemorated the 11th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. But Americans who want affordable health insurance have little to celebrate. In Obamacare’s first decade, premiums and deductibles have skyrocketed while provider networks have shrunk. Exchange policies routinely do not cover best-in-class doctors or hospitals. And the law’s costs have ...
Blog

California’s Tomorrowland Of Energy Won’t Be Arriving On Time

California’s mandate to transition to an all-renewables electricity portfolio has always seemed like a fantasy. A just-released report “charting” the path to 100% clean power does nothing but confirm those suspicions. A joint summary released March 15 by the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission and the California ...
Blog

Is Stockton’s Basic Income Scheme Actually Working?

Proponents of Stockton’s universal basic income (UBI) pilot project – known as the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, or SEED – released a report last week detailing its first year findings. The report’s main claim is receiving UBI boosted full-time work.  In February 2019, 28 percent of recipients had full-time employment, ...
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