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A New Year, A Promising New Education Model

With the disastrous education landscape of 2020 now in the rear-view mirror, the New Year offers the opportunity to consider new ways of delivering effective learning to America’s children.  Portal Schools is one such promising model. Confronted with student-learning catastrophes during the COVID crisis, some states, according to a new …

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Populist Politicians Meet Antitrust Cancel Culture

The ill-winds of populism are again blowing across the American political landscape. This thin veneer of ideology only seeks to divide people, diving a wedge between “the people,” presented as the forces of good, against “the elite,” portrayed as evil. The most recent iteration of this divisive approach to politics …

Charter Schools

California Globe Highlights PRI Analysis of “Patriotic Education” Initiative

Making the Case for Patriotic Education in American Schools By Katy Grimes, California Globe President Donald Trump signed an executive order recently establishing a 1776 Commission to create a curriculum that teaches “patriotic education” in schools. This is not only necessary because of the lack of Civics taught in schools, but in answer …

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Spreading Successful Patriotic Education Programs

By Lance Izumi and McKenzie Richards President Trump has signed an executive order establishing a national commission to promote patriotic education and to “encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history.”  When that commission gets down to work, there are numerous examples of successful curricula …

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Biden’s Tax Plan: Where It Hurts Californians the Most

Right by the Bay has been following Sacramento’s tax raising schemes here, here, and here.  But the state’s tax marauding politicians aren’t the only ones we should be worried about.  Presidential candidate Joe Biden also wants Washington’s share of our wallet.  Below are three proposed tax hikes that would be …

Business & Economics

Damon Dunn Talks Universal Basic Income on the Bottom Line Podcast

Listen to PRI Business and Economics Fellow Damon Dunn on the Bottom Line with host Roger Marsh discuss details from his new book Punting Poverty, the danger of universal basic income, and his upbringing from rural Fort Worth, Texas, to Stanford, the NFL, and entrepreneurship. The Bottom Line · Damon Dunn: …

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Damon Dunn Talks UBI, Entrepreneurship on The Roth Effect Podcast

PRI’s Business and Economic Fellow Damon Dunn joined Carol Roth on the Roth Effect Podcast to discuss his new book, Punting Poverty, and universal basic income, poverty, and capitalism. Dunn is a former Stanford and NFL football player turned successful entrepreneur. Damon and Carol also discuss welfare, what Damon calls the …

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Notes from Taxifornia

Last week, as millions of Californians filed their tax returns on the delayed July 15 tax deadline, there was good and bad news on the tax increase front in Taxifornia.  Split Roll Tax Increase Campaign Based on Class Warfare I wrote last month that how the 2020-21 state budget deal, …

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Latest Rankings Further Proof California Must Remove Barriers to Opportunity

Recently, I attended a webinar hosted by the Legatum Institute, a UK-based think tank, where they discussed the results of their latest “Prosperity Index”. According to the Index’s executive summary, Legatum hopes that “nations around the world (will) assess their strengths and weaknesses (in the rankings) to determine the economic …

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Reforms Should Empower Healthcare Entrepreneurs Not Bureaucrats

Unaffordable healthcare is an unnecessary access barrier that has burdened too many people with financially ruinous debt. Worsening these outcomes, healthcare waste is excessive, and productivity is stagnating. In response, more and more policymakers are favoring reforms that would nationalize healthcare or create a public health insurance option. Further socializing …

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A New Year, A Promising New Education Model

With the disastrous education landscape of 2020 now in the rear-view mirror, the New Year offers the opportunity to consider new ways of delivering effective learning to America’s children.  Portal Schools is one such promising model. Confronted with student-learning catastrophes during the COVID crisis, some states, according to a new …

Blog

Populist Politicians Meet Antitrust Cancel Culture

The ill-winds of populism are again blowing across the American political landscape. This thin veneer of ideology only seeks to divide people, diving a wedge between “the people,” presented as the forces of good, against “the elite,” portrayed as evil. The most recent iteration of this divisive approach to politics …

Charter Schools

California Globe Highlights PRI Analysis of “Patriotic Education” Initiative

Making the Case for Patriotic Education in American Schools By Katy Grimes, California Globe President Donald Trump signed an executive order recently establishing a 1776 Commission to create a curriculum that teaches “patriotic education” in schools. This is not only necessary because of the lack of Civics taught in schools, but in answer …

Blog

Spreading Successful Patriotic Education Programs

By Lance Izumi and McKenzie Richards President Trump has signed an executive order establishing a national commission to promote patriotic education and to “encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history.”  When that commission gets down to work, there are numerous examples of successful curricula …

Blog

Biden’s Tax Plan: Where It Hurts Californians the Most

Right by the Bay has been following Sacramento’s tax raising schemes here, here, and here.  But the state’s tax marauding politicians aren’t the only ones we should be worried about.  Presidential candidate Joe Biden also wants Washington’s share of our wallet.  Below are three proposed tax hikes that would be …

Business & Economics

Damon Dunn Talks Universal Basic Income on the Bottom Line Podcast

Listen to PRI Business and Economics Fellow Damon Dunn on the Bottom Line with host Roger Marsh discuss details from his new book Punting Poverty, the danger of universal basic income, and his upbringing from rural Fort Worth, Texas, to Stanford, the NFL, and entrepreneurship. The Bottom Line · Damon Dunn: …

Business & Economics

Damon Dunn Talks UBI, Entrepreneurship on The Roth Effect Podcast

PRI’s Business and Economic Fellow Damon Dunn joined Carol Roth on the Roth Effect Podcast to discuss his new book, Punting Poverty, and universal basic income, poverty, and capitalism. Dunn is a former Stanford and NFL football player turned successful entrepreneur. Damon and Carol also discuss welfare, what Damon calls the …

Blog

Notes from Taxifornia

Last week, as millions of Californians filed their tax returns on the delayed July 15 tax deadline, there was good and bad news on the tax increase front in Taxifornia.  Split Roll Tax Increase Campaign Based on Class Warfare I wrote last month that how the 2020-21 state budget deal, …

Blog

Latest Rankings Further Proof California Must Remove Barriers to Opportunity

Recently, I attended a webinar hosted by the Legatum Institute, a UK-based think tank, where they discussed the results of their latest “Prosperity Index”. According to the Index’s executive summary, Legatum hopes that “nations around the world (will) assess their strengths and weaknesses (in the rankings) to determine the economic …

Commentary

Reforms Should Empower Healthcare Entrepreneurs Not Bureaucrats

Unaffordable healthcare is an unnecessary access barrier that has burdened too many people with financially ruinous debt. Worsening these outcomes, healthcare waste is excessive, and productivity is stagnating. In response, more and more policymakers are favoring reforms that would nationalize healthcare or create a public health insurance option. Further socializing …

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