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About Free Cities Center

Cities throughout the West face rising crime, soaring housing costs, a sprawling homelessness crisis and devastated downtown areas following two years of COVID restrictions and the aftermath of destructive protests. Policymakers typically address these and other urban problems in a piecemeal fashion. They fail to understand what makes great cities thrive.

California

OC Rescue Mission: How a Private Charity is Turning Around Lives More Effectively Than Government

Watch video tour of the Orange County Rescue Mission and interview with president Jim Palmer to learn how the private charity is turning lives around more effectively than traditional government homeless programs.

Free Cities

Bartlett Cleland – Current Contentions in Technology and Innovation

A known thought leader, writer, and speaker on all issues of innovation, communications and technology, PRI Senior Fellow Bartlett Cleland has spent his entire public policy career in the technology and innovation space.

Charter School

Watch Lance Izumi Speak at OC Board of Ed Hearing on Charter Schools

Watch Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education, join fellow education reform advocates in addressing reporters before an Orange County Board of Education hearing on charter schools.  

Drug Prices

Sally Pipes Discusses Prescription Drugs and Inflation Reduction Act on Eric Bolling: The Balance

Watch PRI President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy discuss prescription drug costs and the so-called Inflation Reduction Act on “Eric Bolling: The Balance” on Newsmax TV. 

Education

Lance Izumi Discusses How Public Schools Can Improve Following COVID Failure on Lars Larson Show

Hear Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education, discuss how public schools can improve on the nationally-syndicated Lars Larson Show.

Education

WATCH: Putting Kids First: A Conversation with Betsy DeVos

Watch Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education, in conversation with Secretary Betsy DeVos, author of the new book Hostages No More: The Fight for Education Freedom and the Future of the American Child (Center Street Books). They discuss how we can expand school choice options for every …

Business & Economics

Sean Hannity Quotes PRI’s Dr. Wayne Winegarden on ‘High Cost of Inflation Reduction Act’

Watch Sean Hannity quote Dr. Wayne Winegarden, PRI senior fellow in business and economics, on the negative impacts of the so-called Inflation Reduction Act on his national Fox News show. Click here to read Wayne’s full op-ed from Forbes.

Featured

Watch: Wayne Winegarden Discusses Impact of “Inflation Reduction” Bill on Innovation

Watch PRI’s Dr. Wayne Winegarden, director of the Center for Medical Economics and Innovation, discuss how the drug price control provisions in the so-called Inflation Reduction Act will impact innovation in an interview on NTD Business.

Free Cities

Eric Edwards and Sara Sutherland – How Federal Bureaucracy Hinder Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk

With California’s fire season in full swing, Eric Edwards and Sara Sutherland, senior research fellows with the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in Montana, join us to discuss their new paper detailing how bureaucratic federal environmental reviews – much like the California Environmental Quality Act – add delay and …

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About Free Cities Center

Cities throughout the West face rising crime, soaring housing costs, a sprawling homelessness crisis and devastated downtown areas following two years of COVID restrictions and the aftermath of destructive protests. Policymakers typically address these and other urban problems in a piecemeal fashion. They fail to understand what makes great cities thrive.

California

OC Rescue Mission: How a Private Charity is Turning Around Lives More Effectively Than Government

Watch video tour of the Orange County Rescue Mission and interview with president Jim Palmer to learn how the private charity is turning lives around more effectively than traditional government homeless programs.

Free Cities

Bartlett Cleland – Current Contentions in Technology and Innovation

A known thought leader, writer, and speaker on all issues of innovation, communications and technology, PRI Senior Fellow Bartlett Cleland has spent his entire public policy career in the technology and innovation space.

Charter School

Watch Lance Izumi Speak at OC Board of Ed Hearing on Charter Schools

Watch Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education, join fellow education reform advocates in addressing reporters before an Orange County Board of Education hearing on charter schools.  

Drug Prices

Sally Pipes Discusses Prescription Drugs and Inflation Reduction Act on Eric Bolling: The Balance

Watch PRI President, CEO, and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Health Care Policy discuss prescription drug costs and the so-called Inflation Reduction Act on “Eric Bolling: The Balance” on Newsmax TV. 

Education

Lance Izumi Discusses How Public Schools Can Improve Following COVID Failure on Lars Larson Show

Hear Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education, discuss how public schools can improve on the nationally-syndicated Lars Larson Show.

Education

WATCH: Putting Kids First: A Conversation with Betsy DeVos

Watch Lance Izumi, senior director of PRI’s Center for Education, in conversation with Secretary Betsy DeVos, author of the new book Hostages No More: The Fight for Education Freedom and the Future of the American Child (Center Street Books). They discuss how we can expand school choice options for every …

Business & Economics

Sean Hannity Quotes PRI’s Dr. Wayne Winegarden on ‘High Cost of Inflation Reduction Act’

Watch Sean Hannity quote Dr. Wayne Winegarden, PRI senior fellow in business and economics, on the negative impacts of the so-called Inflation Reduction Act on his national Fox News show. Click here to read Wayne’s full op-ed from Forbes.

Featured

Watch: Wayne Winegarden Discusses Impact of “Inflation Reduction” Bill on Innovation

Watch PRI’s Dr. Wayne Winegarden, director of the Center for Medical Economics and Innovation, discuss how the drug price control provisions in the so-called Inflation Reduction Act will impact innovation in an interview on NTD Business.

Free Cities

Eric Edwards and Sara Sutherland – How Federal Bureaucracy Hinder Projects to Reduce Wildfire Risk

With California’s fire season in full swing, Eric Edwards and Sara Sutherland, senior research fellows with the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in Montana, join us to discuss their new paper detailing how bureaucratic federal environmental reviews – much like the California Environmental Quality Act – add delay and …

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