Drug Pricing

Bill Smith – Rationing Medicine

Bill Smith of the Pioneer Institute in Massachusetts joins Wayne and Tim to discuss his important new book “Rationing Medicine”, which focuses on an obscure economic concept called QALYs – or quality adjusted life years. 


Rea Hederman, Jr. – How Much More Will You Pay for Electricity Under Revived Clean Power Plan?

Buckeye Institute Vice President of Policy Rea Hederman Jr. joins us.


Pam Lewison – How This Year’s Record Rains are Impacting California Farmers

PRI fellow in agriculture policy Pam Lewison joins us for a discussion of how this year’s record rainfall has been both a blessing and a major challenge for California’s farmers.  She also discusses federal and state policy debates and pending legal rulings that could significantly impact state water policy and …


Bartlett Cleland – Lates on Debates on TikTok, ChatGPT and Privacy

PRI Senior Fellow in Tech and Innovation Bartlett Cleland joins Next Round for a discussion on the hot debates in Washington and Sacramento on tech policy.  Bartlett and Tim discuss what federal policymakers should do on TikTok and ChatGPT.  They also explore the just-announced regulations to implement California’s upcoming privacy …

Business & Economics

Kevin Hassett – Recession Fears, Inflation, and Stopping Socialism

Our guest on this week’s podcast is Kevin Hassett, the 29th Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers under President Trump.

Health Care

Sally Pipes – It’s Baaack, Single-Payer Health Care in California

Our podcast guest this week is Sally Pipes, PRI president and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care. Sally discusses two health care bills that are wending their way through the legislature.

Business & Economics

Spencer Klavan – How to Save the West

Our podcast guest this week is fellow podcaster Spencer Klavan, host of the podcast “The American Mind.”

Business & Economics

Wayne Winegarden – 50-State Charity Regulation Index

Wayne Winegarden discusses his study ranking the 50 states in terms of the regulatory burden imposed on charities by the state. 

Business & Economics

Philip Howard – Not Accountable: Rethinking the Constitutionality of Public Unions

Our guest this week is noted author and attorney Philip Howard. Beginning with his book The Death of Common Sense in 1995, Philip has written about the central role of human responsibility in a functioning government—the freedom to make timely choices, and to be accountable for them. In 2002, he …

Free Cities

PRI Sacramento Policy Conference – Reimagining Our Cities

This is the final podcast recording of PRI’s Annual Sacramento Policy Conference.  The theme of this panel discussion is “Reimagining Our Cities.” 

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