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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 …

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The Warren Wealth Tax

California progressives’ plan to impose a wealth tax on state residents died in committee last year.  Right by the Bay’s Kerry Jackson and Tim Anaya wrote about why it would hurt everyday Californians far more than its rich and famous. Unfortunately, the idea didn’t end at the California state line. …

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Minimum Wage, Maximum Damage

Here is the simple truth, that is in the richest country in the world we can no longer tolerate millions of our workers being unable to feed their families because they are working for starvation wages. Senator Bernie Sanders Senator Sanders asserts that this “simple truth” justifies the “fight for …

Business & Economics

Congress Should Not Follow California’s Example With PRO Act

This week, the House will vote on the so-called PRO Act, which the National Law Journal calls “the most significant labor law reform since the World War II-era Taft-Hartley Act and the 1935 Wagner Act . . . which first granted private-sector employees the right to form and join labor organizations.” One of …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden Gig Economy Study Featured in NorCal Record

Study finds gig economy grows amid COVID pandemic; ‘Benefits people as consumers of goods and services and the income-earning opportunities created’ By Sarah Downey As gig economy restrictions have been reintroduced at the federal level, a new analysis has found such platforms crucial to helping businesses and workers recover from the COVID-19 …

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Frivolous Patent Litigation Threatens The Technology Revolution

Patent trolls have been a plague on innovators for too long. Patent trolls are entities that obtain patents (sometimes obscure patents) for the sole purpose of threatening or filing lawsuits in court and then using the prospect of costly litigation to extort unwarranted payouts from an innovative company. The risks …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden Discusses Gig Entrepreneurship Study on NTD Business

Watch PRI’s Dr. Wayne Winegarden discuss the last report in the “Breaking Down Barriers to Opportunity” series on gig entrepreneurship with host Paul Greaney on “NTD Business.”

Business & Economics

The future is now for gig-based entrepreneurship

With Californian Kamala Harris as vice president, it’s clear the new Biden administration is taking its cues from the once-Golden State on labor policy. In one of its first acts in office, the Biden Administration placed a regulatory freeze on a Department of Labor regulation enacted in the waning days of the …

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Apple’s Superbowl “1984” Ad – Who’s Big Brother Now?

It was 38 years ago this weekend when during Super Bowl XVIII, Apple debuted one of the most powerful and provocative ads of all time. “1984” opens with an army of clone-like humans marching into a theater to watch on a giant screen a menacing Big Brother figure glorifying the …

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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 …

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 …

Blog

The Warren Wealth Tax

California progressives’ plan to impose a wealth tax on state residents died in committee last year.  Right by the Bay’s Kerry Jackson and Tim Anaya wrote about why it would hurt everyday Californians far more than its rich and famous. Unfortunately, the idea didn’t end at the California state line. …

Blog

Minimum Wage, Maximum Damage

Here is the simple truth, that is in the richest country in the world we can no longer tolerate millions of our workers being unable to feed their families because they are working for starvation wages. Senator Bernie Sanders Senator Sanders asserts that this “simple truth” justifies the “fight for …

Business & Economics

Congress Should Not Follow California’s Example With PRO Act

This week, the House will vote on the so-called PRO Act, which the National Law Journal calls “the most significant labor law reform since the World War II-era Taft-Hartley Act and the 1935 Wagner Act . . . which first granted private-sector employees the right to form and join labor organizations.” One of …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden Gig Economy Study Featured in NorCal Record

Study finds gig economy grows amid COVID pandemic; ‘Benefits people as consumers of goods and services and the income-earning opportunities created’ By Sarah Downey As gig economy restrictions have been reintroduced at the federal level, a new analysis has found such platforms crucial to helping businesses and workers recover from the COVID-19 …

Commentary

Frivolous Patent Litigation Threatens The Technology Revolution

Patent trolls have been a plague on innovators for too long. Patent trolls are entities that obtain patents (sometimes obscure patents) for the sole purpose of threatening or filing lawsuits in court and then using the prospect of costly litigation to extort unwarranted payouts from an innovative company. The risks …

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden Discusses Gig Entrepreneurship Study on NTD Business

Watch PRI’s Dr. Wayne Winegarden discuss the last report in the “Breaking Down Barriers to Opportunity” series on gig entrepreneurship with host Paul Greaney on “NTD Business.”

Business & Economics

The future is now for gig-based entrepreneurship

With Californian Kamala Harris as vice president, it’s clear the new Biden administration is taking its cues from the once-Golden State on labor policy. In one of its first acts in office, the Biden Administration placed a regulatory freeze on a Department of Labor regulation enacted in the waning days of the …

Blog

Apple’s Superbowl “1984” Ad – Who’s Big Brother Now?

It was 38 years ago this weekend when during Super Bowl XVIII, Apple debuted one of the most powerful and provocative ads of all time. “1984” opens with an army of clone-like humans marching into a theater to watch on a giant screen a menacing Big Brother figure glorifying the …

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