What's New From WPRI
Wisconsin Interest - Fall 2016
► The racist roots of UW progressives
► MPS turnaround plan was doomed from the start
► New federal housing rule is 'social engineering'
► Rebecca Bradley is out to prove voters got it right
► Time for toll roads in Wisconsin?
► Beyond the riots: What Milwaukee can do
► Ex-inmates need more than shoestrings
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 for more information.
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 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.