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Posted: Fri. January 31, 2020, 12:21pm PT

Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America's Children appears on the Andy Caldwell radio show to talk about Child Safety Accounts for families of students who are bullied or don't feel safe in their schools. CSA's can be used for home schooling, private schooling, online schooling and other education options for families.

Posted: Thu. January 30, 2020, 10:10am PT

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, director of the California Golden Fleece® Awards appears on the Lars Larson radio show to talk about his new report: How to Restore the California Dream: Removing Obstacles to Fast and Affordable Housing Development. Solutions to the crisis include eliminating unnecessary building codes and regulations plus establishing a state constitutional right to housing, strengthening private property rights.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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