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New study analyzes how federal relief efforts impact small business, innovation amid Covid pandemic

By Sarah Downey | Nov 9, 2021 As Californians and families nationwide struggle with rising prices, concerns persist about the extent to which federal relief programs have increased barriers to economic opportunity and contributed to historic inflation. “The federal government’s response to the pandemic’s economic consequences have been a failure,” …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden – How Government Policy Made the Pandemic Worse for Entrepreneurs

PRI senior fellow in business and economics Dr. Wayne Winegarden joins us to discuss the final paper in his “Breaking Down Barriers to Opportunity” series on entrepreneurship.  Wayne discusses how well-intentioned government policies enacted during the pandemic, such as eviction moratoriums and massive spending increases, actually made the pre-pandemic problems …

Business & Economics

Federal Covid-19 Response Hurt Small Business, Threatens Future Of American Entrepreneurship

Small business owners and entrepreneurs have plenty of barriers to success without considering the costs from the COVID-19 pandemic. High and excessively complex tax laws, the anti-growth reconciliation bill, and regulatory burdens like the pending congressional “Right to Work” bill and California’s AB5 law that is going national through the PRO …

California

A Rare California Victory for Cutting Government Regulations

While criticizing California’s blue state agenda from a limited-government perspective requires little effort, it can be a wearying exercise. So it’s particularly refreshing when the legislature passes, and the governor signs, a bill that eases up on the bureaucracy. Even when the new law doesn’t do much. Because it creates …

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Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment Ban Another Major Burden on Minority Entrepreneurs

Not surprisingly, Gov. Newsom signed controversial legislation (Assembly Bill 1346) to ban the sale of gas-powered lawn equipment. The new law will be another costly burden on the estimated nearly 8,300 landscaping businesses in the state, many of whom are minority entrepreneurs.  It’s the latest in a series of taxes, …

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Two Steps in the Right Direction for Free-Market Policy Ideas

2021 can best be described as another year of progressive advancement in the once-Golden State.  However, there were some notable free market policy achievements that are worth applauding, specifically two bills signed by Gov. Newsom in recent days.  While neither of these bills could truly be described as true policy …

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New Survey Shows Government Hurting Minority Small Business Recovery

Small businesses have still not fully recovered from the Covid-19 pandemic.  A new survey from the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies shows that California minority-owned small businesses have been struggling most of all. According to the survey, 18 percent of California Latino small business owners surveyed, and 13 percent …

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Banning Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Could Have Unintended Consequences in Next Power Outage

Californians who have been seen power supplies become more unreliable in recent years have increasingly turned to gas-powered electric generators to keep the lights on during “public safety power shutoffs.” According to the industry trade group, there are 1.5 million portable generators in use in California today.  The average gas-powered …

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PRI’s 2021 Summer Reading List

Today marks the unofficial start of the summer season.  Unlike last year, Americans might be able to take a vacation and go somewhere this summer as we begin to turn the corner on the Covid-19 pandemic.  What’s one of the most important things you’ll need for your summer vacation planning …

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Newsom UBI Plan: Expanding Government Dependency Without Increasing Economic Empowerment

By Wayne Winegarden and Tim Anaya After hiring defeated Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs as a special advisor and flush with a $75.7 billion budget surplus, it was probably inevitable that universal basic income would be included in Gov. Newsom’s massive billion May Revise budget proposal. True to form, Newsom’s budget …

Business & Economics

New study analyzes how federal relief efforts impact small business, innovation amid Covid pandemic

By Sarah Downey | Nov 9, 2021 As Californians and families nationwide struggle with rising prices, concerns persist about the extent to which federal relief programs have increased barriers to economic opportunity and contributed to historic inflation. “The federal government’s response to the pandemic’s economic consequences have been a failure,” …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden – How Government Policy Made the Pandemic Worse for Entrepreneurs

PRI senior fellow in business and economics Dr. Wayne Winegarden joins us to discuss the final paper in his “Breaking Down Barriers to Opportunity” series on entrepreneurship.  Wayne discusses how well-intentioned government policies enacted during the pandemic, such as eviction moratoriums and massive spending increases, actually made the pre-pandemic problems …

Business & Economics

Federal Covid-19 Response Hurt Small Business, Threatens Future Of American Entrepreneurship

Small business owners and entrepreneurs have plenty of barriers to success without considering the costs from the COVID-19 pandemic. High and excessively complex tax laws, the anti-growth reconciliation bill, and regulatory burdens like the pending congressional “Right to Work” bill and California’s AB5 law that is going national through the PRO …

California

A Rare California Victory for Cutting Government Regulations

While criticizing California’s blue state agenda from a limited-government perspective requires little effort, it can be a wearying exercise. So it’s particularly refreshing when the legislature passes, and the governor signs, a bill that eases up on the bureaucracy. Even when the new law doesn’t do much. Because it creates …

Blog

Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment Ban Another Major Burden on Minority Entrepreneurs

Not surprisingly, Gov. Newsom signed controversial legislation (Assembly Bill 1346) to ban the sale of gas-powered lawn equipment. The new law will be another costly burden on the estimated nearly 8,300 landscaping businesses in the state, many of whom are minority entrepreneurs.  It’s the latest in a series of taxes, …

Blog

Two Steps in the Right Direction for Free-Market Policy Ideas

2021 can best be described as another year of progressive advancement in the once-Golden State.  However, there were some notable free market policy achievements that are worth applauding, specifically two bills signed by Gov. Newsom in recent days.  While neither of these bills could truly be described as true policy …

Blog

New Survey Shows Government Hurting Minority Small Business Recovery

Small businesses have still not fully recovered from the Covid-19 pandemic.  A new survey from the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies shows that California minority-owned small businesses have been struggling most of all. According to the survey, 18 percent of California Latino small business owners surveyed, and 13 percent …

Blog

Banning Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Could Have Unintended Consequences in Next Power Outage

Californians who have been seen power supplies become more unreliable in recent years have increasingly turned to gas-powered electric generators to keep the lights on during “public safety power shutoffs.” According to the industry trade group, there are 1.5 million portable generators in use in California today.  The average gas-powered …

Blog

PRI’s 2021 Summer Reading List

Today marks the unofficial start of the summer season.  Unlike last year, Americans might be able to take a vacation and go somewhere this summer as we begin to turn the corner on the Covid-19 pandemic.  What’s one of the most important things you’ll need for your summer vacation planning …

Blog

Newsom UBI Plan: Expanding Government Dependency Without Increasing Economic Empowerment

By Wayne Winegarden and Tim Anaya After hiring defeated Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs as a special advisor and flush with a $75.7 billion budget surplus, it was probably inevitable that universal basic income would be included in Gov. Newsom’s massive billion May Revise budget proposal. True to form, Newsom’s budget …

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