Over the last couple of years, several state legislatures have considered online privacy legislation. Most of these efforts failed, including in California, but the misguided effort was brought back by a San Francisco real estate developer, Alastair MacTaggart, with no expertise in privacy law or...

Tim Anaya - John Stossel on San Francisco's Homeless Crisis This week, PRI released a new issue brief on San Francisco's homeless crisis, authored by our Kerry Jackson and Wayne Winegarden. With homelessness in San Francisco on my mind, I present a recent video on homelessness...

When Sacramento unwisely decided that 100% of retail electricity sales in the state would have to be generated by renewable sources by 2045, most reasonable people would have thought that hydroelectric power would be included in the portfolio. But it seems the policymakers in Sacramento might...

This year’s state budget debate is in the history books.  On Thursday, the Legislature’s liberal supermajority passed the main budget bill and some of the trailer bills required to implement the budget. The 2019-20 state budget is also Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first opportunity to put his...

Tim Anaya - Cancer Treatments and Financial Returns This week, PRI's new Center for Medical Economics and Innovation released a new issue brief on the issue of cancer treatments and financial returns. It analyzes an oft-quoted study by the World Health Organization that has been...

What’s a summer without a reading list?  And what’s a think tank without ideas? So, we just couldn’t help ourselves and came up with the list below compiled from PRI’s staff.  Lest you stop reading now because you think that all the books are wonky...