What's New From WPRI
How to Recreate the Outstate University And Finally Give Students Their Money's Worth
What would an entirely new public university, created virtually from scratch, with none of the established strictures in place, look like?
By Ike Brannon and Philip Coyle
Read WPRI's press release issued on September, 29, 2016, regarding this new report.
WPRI Annual Dinner
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Guest speaker Matt K. Lewis
Conservatism: What Now?
Matt K. Lewis, the high-profile author, journalist, conservative commentator for CNN and contributor to The Daily Caller, The Daily Beast and Roll Call, is the author of “Too Dumb to Fail: How the GOP Betrayed the Reagan Revolution to Win Elections (and How It Can Reclaim Its Conservative Roots).”
His trenchant and timely book traces the conservative movement's evolution — from Edmund Burke to William F. Buckley, from Goldwater’s loss to Reagan's victory. It touches on everything from the history of populism to the rise of what Lewis calls “no-qualification candidates” to the culture wars to, yes, Donald Trump. Come hear Lewis speak on why conservatism is at a crossroads — and where the path may lead next.
Click here to register or for more information.
Our Spring 2016 issue dives deep into higher education.
► UW System students recount their challenges bucking the liberal trend. Watch video here.
► Mike Nichols laments how conservative students forfeit freedoms to survive on campus.
► Charles J. Sykes offers ideas on how Wisconsin could lead the way in transforming the modern university.
► Richard Vedder suggests bold reforms to improve access to higher education.
WPRI Special Report
Putting the Squeeze on Consumers:
Real-World Impacts of Wisconsin's
Minimum Markup Law
► WPRI takes an in-depth look at how Wisconsin's Depression-era minimum markup law affects consumers and businesses every day.
► Mike Nichols discusses the law on Radio 620 WTMJ's "Midday with Charlie Sykes." Listen to it here.
► Nichols op-ed: Minimum markup isn't the American way
WPRI Special Report
WPRI asked five veteran Wisconsin journalists to take an up-close look at how the prevailing wage law affects state businesses, taxpayers and government employees every day.
By Richard Vedder, Joseph Hartge and Chrisopher Denhart
WPRI President Mike Nichols testifies on right-to-work at the Capitol
The Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform held a public hearing on Feb. 24, 2015.
Read Nichols' statement here.
Ben Merens interviews Andrew Hanson, co-author of WPRI Report.
Download link: http://cxl1.net/D3gYsRX6fTBX.mp3