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“California's Housing Cost Crisis” Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan appears on Morning Briefing with Tim Farley on the POTUS Channel on SiriusXM radio
Posted: Wed. January 29, 2020, 3:56pm PT

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, director of the California Golden Fleece® Awards appears on Morning Briefing with Tim Farley on the POTUS Channel on SiriusXM radio and outlines the regulations that are impeding new housing in California. McQuillan recommends cutting regulations and creating a state constitutional amendment that would give rights to build new housing in the state.

Recorded: Tue. January 28, 2020
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

War on Poverty or War on the Poor? The Great Society’s Welfare State | Amity Shlaes
Posted: Tue. January 28, 2020, 9:43am PT

This event, held Jan 14, 2020, based on her new book, Great Society: A New History, and drawing on her economic expertise and deep historical knowledge, Ms. Shlaes examines how the costs of the “progressive” entitlement commitments made a half century ago are blocking the very opportunities needed now and in the future for all Americans, especially the most disadvantaged.

Recorded: Tue. January 14, 2020
Experts: Amity R. Shlaes, David J. Theroux
Type: Independent Institute Event

Make Colleges Great Again! Cut Costs and Restore Learning, Free Speech & Good Jobs | Richard Vedder
Posted: Fri. January 24, 2020, 2:25pm PT

Richard K. Vedder, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America, critically examines government's extensive involvement in colleges and universities and offers his solutions to the rising costs, mediocre academic performance, and declining payoff of American higher education. This event was held at the Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA and co-sponsored by the Independent Institute, December 20, 2019, in West Palm Beach, FL.

Recorded: Fri. December 20, 2019
Experts: Richard K. Vedder
Type: Other Event

“California’s Homeless Crisis” Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan appears on the Andy Caldwell radio show
Posted: Fri. January 24, 2020, 3:51pm PT

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, director of the California Golden Fleece® Awards appears on the Andy Caldwell Show on KUHL radio. California's homeless crisis is unnecessary says McQuillan, due to the barriers government creates to building new housing. NIMBYism is also to blame, he says. The California homelessness problem is also related to these roadblocks of regulations. McQuillan says Californians need a state constitutional amendment allowing the building of housing as a right.

Recorded: Fri. January 24, 2020
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

“CA Housing Crisis” Lawrence McQuillan appears on the David Webb Show on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel
Posted: Wed. January 22, 2020, 1:13pm PT

There is a huge scarcity of housing in California. The middle class in the Golden State are voting with their feet and leaving to other states, mostly due to high housing costs. Who are the culprits of this crisis? Lawrence McQuillan, the director of the California Golden Fleece® Awards , says regulations and NIMBYism are mostly to blame. Environmental and labor regulations drive up the cost of building new housing, but activists who don't want more people living near them also hamper new development. McQuillan offers solutions to the crisis.

Recorded: Wed. January 22, 2020
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

“California Housing Crisis Update” Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan interviewed on KFAX radio’s Life!Liine with Craig Roberts
Posted: Fri. January 17, 2020, 9:46am PT

“California Housing Crisis Update” Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, director of the California Golden Fleece® Awards interviewed on KFAX radio’s Life!Liine with Craig Roberts

Recorded: Thu. January 16, 2020
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

Achieving Educational Excellence
How to Fight the Public School Establishment | Williamson M. Evers

Posted: Fri. January 10, 2020, 3:06pm PT

Williamson M. Evers, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and Director of Independent's Center on Educational Excellence, is interviewed on how to improve education in California and across the country, by fighting the public-school establishment. Dr. Evers relates his experiences as a parent activist, research scholar, and K-12 education policymaker. He describes his role in heading the agency review of the U.S. Department of Education for the Trump-Pence transition. Among the policy topics covered are Common Core, restorative justice, testing and accountability, gifted education, ethnic studies, and parental choice. Dr. Evers closes with advice for parents who have complaints about what is going on in their children's school. The interview is conducted by Siyamak S. Khorrami, Host of the "California Insider" (The Epoch Times).

Recorded: Fri. January 10, 2020
Experts: Williamson M. Evers
Type: Television

How California’s Policies Have Led to Uncontrollable Wildfires | Adam B. Summers
Posted: Thu. January 2, 2020, 3:10pm PT

Adam B. Summers, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, is interviewed by Siyamak S. Khorrami for the “California Insider” (The Epoch Times), to discuss the California Golden Fleece® Award Briefing, “California Wildfires: Key Recommendations to Prevent Future Disasters,” co-authored by Mr. Summers with Fleece Awards Director Lawrence J. McQuillan, Hayeon Carol Park and Katherine Dwyer.

Recorded: Thu. January 2, 2020
Experts: Adam B. Summers
Type: Television