Pacific Research Institute

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The Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy (PRI) is a California-based free-market think tank founded in 1979 to promote "the principles of individual freedom and personal responsibility" through policies that emphasize a free economy, private initiative, and limited government.[1] Since 1996 they have published an annual Index of Leading Environmental Indicators, which tracks environmental trends worldwide.

Areas of work[edit]

The PRI think tank lists the following as their goals:

  • Education – to provide all students with access to a quality education
  • Business and Economics – to strike down barriers to economic growth and innovation
  • Health Care – to provide better quality and access to health-care while lowering costs
  • Technology – to identify and limit harmful government regulation in the technology sector
  • Environment – to sustain the trend toward a cleaner environment

Their listed accomplishments of 2009 include:

  • Reached an audience of more than 475 million through print and online outlets throughout the year
  • On average, more than 100 articles citing PRI’s research published each month, 1,254 in total
  • Articles placed in all of the top 10 daily newspapers in the nation and in all papers nationwide, including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post.

PRI and healthcare[edit]

PRI started Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.[when?]

See also[edit]

  • State Policy Network – a U.S. national network of free-market oriented think tanks of which PRI is a member


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°47′42″N 122°23′50″W / 37.7950°N 122.3973°W / 37.7950; -122.3973