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Parents still not free to choose in California

The Eureka Reporter (CA), Feb 3, 2008 Tuesday was Milton Friedman Day. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may at last be taking a first step toward putting into action the ideas of the late Nobel laureate and “Father of Modern School Reform.” One in three California public school students is now …

Commentary

Thrills, Chills, & Hospital Bills: Why Are They So Crazy?

There is little credibility to (most) hospitals’ claims that uninsured patients drive them to the brink of insolvency by crowding emergency rooms and then not paying their bills, as explained in my analysis of the California Health Care Deforminator, Model ABX1 1. Indeed, it looks like the hospitals bring these …

Blackouts

Big Brother Wants Your Thermostat

The California Energy Commission recently considered a proposal to take control of home thermostats, a move that drew national attention and public protests. The CEC has now backed off,-but the story remains instructive for California consumers and policy makers alike. Under the original proposal, part of a 236-page revision to …

California

California Health Care Deforminator: Model ABX1 1

Californians entered 2007 hopeful that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders would collaborate to find real solutions to overcome the “root causes” of rapidly increasing health costs, the growing number of uninsured, and the rise in small businesses increasingly unable to provide health benefits. Instead, they got a proposed tax …

Business & Economics

Impact – January 2008

PRI Ideas in Action – January 2008 Policy Update and Monthly Impact Report PRI continues to impact public policy in California, the nation, and abroad. Click below to view PRI’s recent contributions.

Business & Economics

CNBC: Interest Rate Forecasts with PRI Senior Fellow Lee Hoskins

CNBC News, January 30, 2008 A look ahead of the Fed’s decision, with Robert McTeer, National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA); Lee Hoskins, Pacific Research Institute and CNBC’s Sue Herera

Commentary

Still Not Free to Choose in California

SACRAMENTO—Yesterday was Milton Friedman Day, and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger may at last be taking a first step toward putting into action the ideas of the late Nobel Laureate and “Father of Modern School Reform.” One in three California public school students is now in a public school district that …

Classroom Ideology

Pell Grants for Kids a Good Idea

As someone who strongly believes that *ALL* parents (not just wealthy ones) should have true school choice in this country, I’m glad to see President Bush call for the creation of a “Pell Grants for Kids” program in his final State of the Union address. While the details of the …

California

California Health “Reform” Plan Would Break the Bank

Flash Report, January 28, 2008 California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, and their allies in Big Business and Big Labor are in desperate need of a reality check about the states’ finances. A small group of these elites is pushing a massive healthcare spending package that would exacerbate …

Business & Economics

Life: A Tech-Centric View

At this week’s Digital Life Design (DLD) conference in Germany, renowned scientists Craig Venter, Ph.D., and Richard Dawkins wowed the audience with a conversation about genes and information technology. They discussed how evolution is becoming man-made, which brings up a number of interesting issues. “Genetics has become a branch of …

Commentary

Parents still not free to choose in California

The Eureka Reporter (CA), Feb 3, 2008 Tuesday was Milton Friedman Day. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger may at last be taking a first step toward putting into action the ideas of the late Nobel laureate and “Father of Modern School Reform.” One in three California public school students is now …

Commentary

Thrills, Chills, & Hospital Bills: Why Are They So Crazy?

There is little credibility to (most) hospitals’ claims that uninsured patients drive them to the brink of insolvency by crowding emergency rooms and then not paying their bills, as explained in my analysis of the California Health Care Deforminator, Model ABX1 1. Indeed, it looks like the hospitals bring these …

Blackouts

Big Brother Wants Your Thermostat

The California Energy Commission recently considered a proposal to take control of home thermostats, a move that drew national attention and public protests. The CEC has now backed off,-but the story remains instructive for California consumers and policy makers alike. Under the original proposal, part of a 236-page revision to …

California

California Health Care Deforminator: Model ABX1 1

Californians entered 2007 hopeful that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders would collaborate to find real solutions to overcome the “root causes” of rapidly increasing health costs, the growing number of uninsured, and the rise in small businesses increasingly unable to provide health benefits. Instead, they got a proposed tax …

Business & Economics

Impact – January 2008

PRI Ideas in Action – January 2008 Policy Update and Monthly Impact Report PRI continues to impact public policy in California, the nation, and abroad. Click below to view PRI’s recent contributions.

Business & Economics

CNBC: Interest Rate Forecasts with PRI Senior Fellow Lee Hoskins

CNBC News, January 30, 2008 A look ahead of the Fed’s decision, with Robert McTeer, National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA); Lee Hoskins, Pacific Research Institute and CNBC’s Sue Herera

Commentary

Still Not Free to Choose in California

SACRAMENTO—Yesterday was Milton Friedman Day, and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger may at last be taking a first step toward putting into action the ideas of the late Nobel Laureate and “Father of Modern School Reform.” One in three California public school students is now in a public school district that …

Classroom Ideology

Pell Grants for Kids a Good Idea

As someone who strongly believes that *ALL* parents (not just wealthy ones) should have true school choice in this country, I’m glad to see President Bush call for the creation of a “Pell Grants for Kids” program in his final State of the Union address. While the details of the …

California

California Health “Reform” Plan Would Break the Bank

Flash Report, January 28, 2008 California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, and their allies in Big Business and Big Labor are in desperate need of a reality check about the states’ finances. A small group of these elites is pushing a massive healthcare spending package that would exacerbate …

Business & Economics

Life: A Tech-Centric View

At this week’s Digital Life Design (DLD) conference in Germany, renowned scientists Craig Venter, Ph.D., and Richard Dawkins wowed the audience with a conversation about genes and information technology. They discussed how evolution is becoming man-made, which brings up a number of interesting issues. “Genetics has become a branch of …

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