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Meat the Next Sin Tax

If your holiday meals include filet mignon, rack of lamb, roast pork, or even charcuterie, you might want to reach for a second helping while you can still afford it. That’s because Oxford University researchers are proposing a tax on meat.  Their goal is to “save you” from cancer, heart ...
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Second Annual PRI Next Round Wine and Cocktail Recommendations

The holidays are upon us, so we’ve decided to compile a list of our Next Round podcast guests’ alcoholic beverage recommendations for our loyal Right by the Bay readers once again. There’s something for everyone on the list, from Michael “the most interesting man in the White House” Anton’s cabernet ...
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Did Millennials Fuel 2018’s “Blue Wave”?

By Makaila Warga Move over baby boomers, millennials are on the cusp of becoming the nation’s largest adult generation – and with that comes a significant opportunity to influence the public policy debate. Based on data recently collected by Pew Research, millennials, already the largest generation in the labor force, ...
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Tax Reform Making a Difference in Increasing Opportunity for All Americans

In the early 21st century, American fiscal policy must balance and prioritize two fundamental goals. First, we need to create the best possible environment for investment and innovation, setting the stage for another century of unparalleled prosperity. Second, we need to ensure that the largest possible number of Americans, from ...
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What We’re Watching – Was Amazon HQ2 Worth It?

Tim Anaya: Was Amazon HQ2 Worth It? The Wall Street Journal put together this interesting video exploring all of the potential winners and losers from the Amazon HQ2 deal in New York and Virginia. Watching the video, the debate is about more than the appropriateness of a giant corporate subsidy. ...
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Elon Musk Shows Private Sector Could Build Better, Cheaper Bullet Train

While high-speed rail, California’s monument to folly, mocks itself with unfinished concrete pillars rising toward the sky like empty hands and tracks leading to nowhere, a tunnel burrowed by entrepreneur Elon Musk beneath Los Angeles might be the forerunner to a transportation system that’s faster, cheaper, and safer than a ...
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PRI Calls for Reform to Disclose Proxy Advisory Firm Biases in Activist Investment Push

Argues That SEC Should Ensure Shareholder Interests Are Top Priority in Investment Decisions SAN FRANCISCO – Policy reforms should be enacted to ensure that proxy advisory firms promote fund managers’ fiduciary responsibilities to shareholders and increase transparency over the firms’ biases and conflicts of interest, the Pacific Research Institute argued ...
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What to Expect from California’s New Governor and Liberal Supermajority

The 2018 election has come and passed. To paraphrase California’s governor-elect, Gavin Newsom will move to the “corner office” come January, “whether you like it or not.”  While a few races are still up in the air as of this writing, it looks like he will have a Democrat supermajority ...
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Los Amazon? Not.

It’s official. Amazon has announced plans to establish its second headquarters in New York in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens and Crystal City, Virginia, which is just outside Washington, D.C. I first wrote about Amazon’s search in a blog back when several California cities were vying for HQ2, ...
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Honoring Our Veterans

Veterans Day, which we celebrated on November 11th, is not only a national holiday where we honor those men and women who served in our armed forces, but it is also an intensely personal day where family and friends remember their loved ones who wore the uniform. My father is ...
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Meat the Next Sin Tax

If your holiday meals include filet mignon, rack of lamb, roast pork, or even charcuterie, you might want to reach for a second helping while you can still afford it. That’s because Oxford University researchers are proposing a tax on meat.  Their goal is to “save you” from cancer, heart ...
Blog

Second Annual PRI Next Round Wine and Cocktail Recommendations

The holidays are upon us, so we’ve decided to compile a list of our Next Round podcast guests’ alcoholic beverage recommendations for our loyal Right by the Bay readers once again. There’s something for everyone on the list, from Michael “the most interesting man in the White House” Anton’s cabernet ...
Blog

Did Millennials Fuel 2018’s “Blue Wave”?

By Makaila Warga Move over baby boomers, millennials are on the cusp of becoming the nation’s largest adult generation – and with that comes a significant opportunity to influence the public policy debate. Based on data recently collected by Pew Research, millennials, already the largest generation in the labor force, ...
Blog

Tax Reform Making a Difference in Increasing Opportunity for All Americans

In the early 21st century, American fiscal policy must balance and prioritize two fundamental goals. First, we need to create the best possible environment for investment and innovation, setting the stage for another century of unparalleled prosperity. Second, we need to ensure that the largest possible number of Americans, from ...
Blog

What We’re Watching – Was Amazon HQ2 Worth It?

Tim Anaya: Was Amazon HQ2 Worth It? The Wall Street Journal put together this interesting video exploring all of the potential winners and losers from the Amazon HQ2 deal in New York and Virginia. Watching the video, the debate is about more than the appropriateness of a giant corporate subsidy. ...
Blog

Elon Musk Shows Private Sector Could Build Better, Cheaper Bullet Train

While high-speed rail, California’s monument to folly, mocks itself with unfinished concrete pillars rising toward the sky like empty hands and tracks leading to nowhere, a tunnel burrowed by entrepreneur Elon Musk beneath Los Angeles might be the forerunner to a transportation system that’s faster, cheaper, and safer than a ...
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PRI Calls for Reform to Disclose Proxy Advisory Firm Biases in Activist Investment Push

Argues That SEC Should Ensure Shareholder Interests Are Top Priority in Investment Decisions SAN FRANCISCO – Policy reforms should be enacted to ensure that proxy advisory firms promote fund managers’ fiduciary responsibilities to shareholders and increase transparency over the firms’ biases and conflicts of interest, the Pacific Research Institute argued ...
Blog

What to Expect from California’s New Governor and Liberal Supermajority

The 2018 election has come and passed. To paraphrase California’s governor-elect, Gavin Newsom will move to the “corner office” come January, “whether you like it or not.”  While a few races are still up in the air as of this writing, it looks like he will have a Democrat supermajority ...
Blog

Los Amazon? Not.

It’s official. Amazon has announced plans to establish its second headquarters in New York in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens and Crystal City, Virginia, which is just outside Washington, D.C. I first wrote about Amazon’s search in a blog back when several California cities were vying for HQ2, ...
Blog

Honoring Our Veterans

Veterans Day, which we celebrated on November 11th, is not only a national holiday where we honor those men and women who served in our armed forces, but it is also an intensely personal day where family and friends remember their loved ones who wore the uniform. My father is ...
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