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Business & Economics

Professor Charles Kesler discusses former students book

Our guest this week is Charles Kesler, one of the nation’s most prominent political philosophers. He teaches government at Claremont McKenna and is the editor of the Claremont Review of Books. Prof. Kesler’s former students have produced a book celebrating his work entitled: “Leisure with Dignity: Essays in Celebration of ...
Business & Economics

Matt Beech – What Should Americans Think About the Upcoming British Elections

Dr. Matt Beech, director of the Center for British Politics at the University of Hull and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies, is back with a preview of the upcoming UK elections on July 4. We discuss the major contenders and their platforms, what kind of prime ...
Business & Economics

Erik Jaffe – 2024 Supreme Court preview

Partner in Schaerr-Jaffe and PRI fellow in legal studies Erik Jaffe joins us this week for his annual preview of the decisions in the hot cases that will be handed down by the Supreme Court this month.  Lance Izumi and Erik discuss how the Court may rule on President Trump’s ...
Business & Economics

Batya Ungar-Sargon – Second Class

Join us for a special episode featuring a speech by Newsweek opinion editor Batya Ungar-Sargon at a recent PRI luncheon in San Francisco. Ms. Ungar-Sargon discussed her latest book, “Second Class: How the Elites Betrayed America’s Working Men and Women.” Also, Ro and Tim discuss the legislature’s recent House of ...
Business & Economics

Stephen Moore – 2024 PRI Baroness Thatcher Dinner Keynote Speaker and Honoree

Join us for a special presentation of remarks by noted economist Stephen Moore, who was the keynote speaker and honoree at this year’s PRI Baroness Thatcher Dinner in Newport Beach.  He talks about the challenges facing the US economy today and gives a preview of what economic policy would look ...
California

Wayne Winegarden – Newsom’s May Revised Budget

California is in a deep budget deficit.  In the May Revised budget, Gov. Newsom’s makes real cuts and suggests some efficiency improvements but are they enough?  PRI senior fellow in business and economics Wayne Winegarden unpacks the governor’s plan.  The proposal still relies on too many budget gimmicks and fund ...
Education

How Lowered Academic Standards Hurts California’s Students, Economy – 2024 Sacramento Policy Conference

From PRI’s 2024 Sacramento policy conference, senior director of education studies Lance Izumi moderates a panel discussing the implosion of academic rigor in California’s schools, and how that affects California’s students – particularly those most vulnerable – and impacts the state’s economic competitiveness. A preview of his upcoming PRI book ...
California

Wayne Winegarden on PRI’s New Spending Watch Project

This week, we’re pleased to a special presentation by PRI’s Dr. Wayne Winegarden on our new Spending Watch initiative, which calculates the impact of major state legislation on outmigration, unemployment, taxes, and the economy.  In his presentation from PRI’s recent Sacrament policy conference, he discusses the first Spending Watch analysis ...
California

Todd Myers – Time to Think Small on the Environment

Our podcast guest this week is Todd Myers, director of the Washington Policy Center’s Center for the Environment.  With more than two decades in environmental policy, Todd’s experience includes work on a range of environmental issues, including climate policy, forest health, old-growth forests, and salmon recovery. Todd’s new book is ...
California

How Can We Actually Reduce Homelessness in California? – 2024 PRI Sacramento Conference

From PRI’s recent Sacramento policy conference, we present a panel discussion featuring elected officials, innovators, and policy researchers discussing creative approaches to addressing California’s homeless problem.  Speakers include Sacramento County District Attorney Thien Ho, who is suing the city of Sacramento over its failure to enforce homeless laws on the ...
Business & Economics

Professor Charles Kesler discusses former students book

Our guest this week is Charles Kesler, one of the nation’s most prominent political philosophers. He teaches government at Claremont McKenna and is the editor of the Claremont Review of Books. Prof. Kesler’s former students have produced a book celebrating his work entitled: “Leisure with Dignity: Essays in Celebration of ...
Business & Economics

Matt Beech – What Should Americans Think About the Upcoming British Elections

Dr. Matt Beech, director of the Center for British Politics at the University of Hull and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Institute of European Studies, is back with a preview of the upcoming UK elections on July 4. We discuss the major contenders and their platforms, what kind of prime ...
Business & Economics

Erik Jaffe – 2024 Supreme Court preview

Partner in Schaerr-Jaffe and PRI fellow in legal studies Erik Jaffe joins us this week for his annual preview of the decisions in the hot cases that will be handed down by the Supreme Court this month.  Lance Izumi and Erik discuss how the Court may rule on President Trump’s ...
Business & Economics

Batya Ungar-Sargon – Second Class

Join us for a special episode featuring a speech by Newsweek opinion editor Batya Ungar-Sargon at a recent PRI luncheon in San Francisco. Ms. Ungar-Sargon discussed her latest book, “Second Class: How the Elites Betrayed America’s Working Men and Women.” Also, Ro and Tim discuss the legislature’s recent House of ...
Business & Economics

Stephen Moore – 2024 PRI Baroness Thatcher Dinner Keynote Speaker and Honoree

Join us for a special presentation of remarks by noted economist Stephen Moore, who was the keynote speaker and honoree at this year’s PRI Baroness Thatcher Dinner in Newport Beach.  He talks about the challenges facing the US economy today and gives a preview of what economic policy would look ...
California

Wayne Winegarden – Newsom’s May Revised Budget

California is in a deep budget deficit.  In the May Revised budget, Gov. Newsom’s makes real cuts and suggests some efficiency improvements but are they enough?  PRI senior fellow in business and economics Wayne Winegarden unpacks the governor’s plan.  The proposal still relies on too many budget gimmicks and fund ...
Education

How Lowered Academic Standards Hurts California’s Students, Economy – 2024 Sacramento Policy Conference

From PRI’s 2024 Sacramento policy conference, senior director of education studies Lance Izumi moderates a panel discussing the implosion of academic rigor in California’s schools, and how that affects California’s students – particularly those most vulnerable – and impacts the state’s economic competitiveness. A preview of his upcoming PRI book ...
California

Wayne Winegarden on PRI’s New Spending Watch Project

This week, we’re pleased to a special presentation by PRI’s Dr. Wayne Winegarden on our new Spending Watch initiative, which calculates the impact of major state legislation on outmigration, unemployment, taxes, and the economy.  In his presentation from PRI’s recent Sacrament policy conference, he discusses the first Spending Watch analysis ...
California

Todd Myers – Time to Think Small on the Environment

Our podcast guest this week is Todd Myers, director of the Washington Policy Center’s Center for the Environment.  With more than two decades in environmental policy, Todd’s experience includes work on a range of environmental issues, including climate policy, forest health, old-growth forests, and salmon recovery. Todd’s new book is ...
California

How Can We Actually Reduce Homelessness in California? – 2024 PRI Sacramento Conference

From PRI’s recent Sacramento policy conference, we present a panel discussion featuring elected officials, innovators, and policy researchers discussing creative approaches to addressing California’s homeless problem.  Speakers include Sacramento County District Attorney Thien Ho, who is suing the city of Sacramento over its failure to enforce homeless laws on the ...
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