Briefings

Independent Briefings examine specific economic and social problems and are written by Independent fellows. Each Briefing provides an easy-to-read, in-depth overview of a key and timely, public-policy issue and provides clear solutions, ranging 6 – 10 pages, and are free to download.

California Burning: CAL FIRE Wins Dishonor of the California Golden Fleece Award
Lawrence J. McQuillan | March 29, 2017
Education Savings Accounts for Texas
How Educational Choice through ESAs Creates Greater Innovation and Quality

Vicki E. Alger | October 19, 2016
The Sessions-Cassidy Health Plan
John C. Goodman | August 25, 2016
Caltrans Wins Golden Fleece Award for Its $10 Billion Highway Robbery
Lawrence J. McQuillan, Hayeon Carol Park | August 22, 2016
Cross-Currents in California Water
A Case Study of Bureaucracy Versus Tradable, Private Water Rights

K. Lloyd Billingsley | July 18, 2016
California’s High-Speed Rail Authority Wins Dishonor of the California Golden Fleece Award
Lawrence J. McQuillan, Hayeon Carol Park | April 13, 2016