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Read the latest on California's reparations proposal

Here’s what California’s radical reparations plan will cost taxpayers

Much of the discussion surrounding the push for reparations in California, New York and cities like San Francisco center on the historical justifications for mass payouts. Yet, as the ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras said, “Numbers rule the universe.” Reparations proponents in California are quick to dismiss criticisms over cost. ...
Business & Economics

Read on the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation's latest regulation proposal

Misguided California Regulation Would Hinder Useful Financial Tool

To a hammer, everything is a nail, and so it is with California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI). Don’t let the “innovation” in the agency’s name fool you – far too many of its regulations deter rather than promote innovative solutions as evidenced by the agency’s recent stance ...
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Read the latest on Senator Sanders' fight against major pharmaceutical firms

Sanders Won’t Let Facts Get In Way of a Good Pharma Shaming

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders called the CEOs of several major pharmaceutical firms to testify earlier this month before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, where he serves as chairman. The hearing’s official purpose was to discuss prescription drug pricing. But it mainly offered Sanders a forum to castigate the pharmaceutical ...
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Why weakening of intellectual property rules is a threat to California

This week, members of the World Trade Organization have convened half a world away in Abu Dhabi. But a proposal on the agenda could have profound consequences for us here in California. Representatives of the World Trade Organization’s 164 member nations will discuss whether to waive patent protections on COVID-19 ...
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Medical debt isn’t a crisis

The Left has long insisted that medical debt is a national crisis and that the federal government needs to do something about it. They appear to have new ammunition in the form of an analysis published this month by the Peterson Center on Healthcare and KFF. Nearly one in 12 adults — 20.4 million people — had medical debt in 2021, ...
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More regulations are not the answer to California’s high and volatile gas prices

By Kerry Jackson & Wayne Winegarden California has an oil czar, and no, he’s not elected. Czars never are. Of course that’s not his official title, but Tai Milder, the first director of the Division of Petroleum Market Oversight for the California Energy Commission, recently made this first official policy ...
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Is Sacramento going to pump the brakes on your car?

Will Sacramento Invade Your Car to Limit How Fast You Can Drive?

Do California lawmakers ever sleep? It seems they stay up nights coming up with new ways to intrude into personal lives. They want to control our thermostats. Bar educational choice. Erase worker freedom. Banish plastic products. Decide how we can defend our families and homes. Now one state senator wants ...
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Golden State May Learn Single-Payer Mania Has Hefty Price

The California legislature will soon consider yet another bid to launch a government takeover of the state’s health insurance system. Known as the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, AB 2200 seeks to ban private health insurance and enroll all state residents — including those currently covered by Medicare and Medi-Cal, ...
California

Blame slow-growth policies for California’s housing and homeless crises

By Steven Greenhut & Wayne Winegarden The roots of California’s housing problems aren’t hard to trace given the reams of house-price and population data going back decades. The Los Angeles Times reported the median price of a California home in 1970 was only 5 percent higher than the national average at $24,300. That ...
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President Biden Is His Own Worst Enemy In The War On Cancer

Cancer is becoming more common. This year, the number of new cancer cases among Americans is projected to exceed 2 million for the first time ever, according to a paper published last month by the American Cancer Society. The disease is also afflicting people earlier in their lives. Cancer diagnosis rates for ...
Business & Economics

Read the latest on California's reparations proposal

Here’s what California’s radical reparations plan will cost taxpayers

Much of the discussion surrounding the push for reparations in California, New York and cities like San Francisco center on the historical justifications for mass payouts. Yet, as the ancient Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras said, “Numbers rule the universe.” Reparations proponents in California are quick to dismiss criticisms over cost. ...
Business & Economics

Read on the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation's latest regulation proposal

Misguided California Regulation Would Hinder Useful Financial Tool

To a hammer, everything is a nail, and so it is with California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI). Don’t let the “innovation” in the agency’s name fool you – far too many of its regulations deter rather than promote innovative solutions as evidenced by the agency’s recent stance ...
Commentary

Read the latest on Senator Sanders' fight against major pharmaceutical firms

Sanders Won’t Let Facts Get In Way of a Good Pharma Shaming

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders called the CEOs of several major pharmaceutical firms to testify earlier this month before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, where he serves as chairman. The hearing’s official purpose was to discuss prescription drug pricing. But it mainly offered Sanders a forum to castigate the pharmaceutical ...
Commentary

Why weakening of intellectual property rules is a threat to California

This week, members of the World Trade Organization have convened half a world away in Abu Dhabi. But a proposal on the agenda could have profound consequences for us here in California. Representatives of the World Trade Organization’s 164 member nations will discuss whether to waive patent protections on COVID-19 ...
Commentary

Medical debt isn’t a crisis

The Left has long insisted that medical debt is a national crisis and that the federal government needs to do something about it. They appear to have new ammunition in the form of an analysis published this month by the Peterson Center on Healthcare and KFF. Nearly one in 12 adults — 20.4 million people — had medical debt in 2021, ...
Commentary

More regulations are not the answer to California’s high and volatile gas prices

By Kerry Jackson & Wayne Winegarden California has an oil czar, and no, he’s not elected. Czars never are. Of course that’s not his official title, but Tai Milder, the first director of the Division of Petroleum Market Oversight for the California Energy Commission, recently made this first official policy ...
Commentary

Is Sacramento going to pump the brakes on your car?

Will Sacramento Invade Your Car to Limit How Fast You Can Drive?

Do California lawmakers ever sleep? It seems they stay up nights coming up with new ways to intrude into personal lives. They want to control our thermostats. Bar educational choice. Erase worker freedom. Banish plastic products. Decide how we can defend our families and homes. Now one state senator wants ...
Commentary

Golden State May Learn Single-Payer Mania Has Hefty Price

The California legislature will soon consider yet another bid to launch a government takeover of the state’s health insurance system. Known as the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act, AB 2200 seeks to ban private health insurance and enroll all state residents — including those currently covered by Medicare and Medi-Cal, ...
California

Blame slow-growth policies for California’s housing and homeless crises

By Steven Greenhut & Wayne Winegarden The roots of California’s housing problems aren’t hard to trace given the reams of house-price and population data going back decades. The Los Angeles Times reported the median price of a California home in 1970 was only 5 percent higher than the national average at $24,300. That ...
Commentary

President Biden Is His Own Worst Enemy In The War On Cancer

Cancer is becoming more common. This year, the number of new cancer cases among Americans is projected to exceed 2 million for the first time ever, according to a paper published last month by the American Cancer Society. The disease is also afflicting people earlier in their lives. Cancer diagnosis rates for ...
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