Edward Ring

About Edward Ring

Edward Ring is a Senior Fellow of the Center for American Greatness. He is a co-founder of the California Policy Center, a free-market think tank based in Southern California, where he served as their first president. He is a prolific writer on the topics of political reform and sustainable economic development. Ring, a fifth-generation Californian, has an undergraduate degree in political science from UC Davis, and an MBA in finance from the University of Southern California.

The University of Diversity Is Destroying America

America’s educational system is breaking, and the primary culprits are the diversity bureaucracy, now an industrial strength special-interest group that grows more powerful and more expansive every year. For years they have dominated America’s social sciences and humanities, and now they’re launching an assault on the hard sciences. If they are not stopped,

By | 2019-02-25T00:10:34-07:00 February 25th, 2019|

Attack of the Watermelon People

Supposedly, the “Green New Deal” is “green” because it would help the environment. But a close reading of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposed resolution reveals a deal that looks more red than green. The freshman congresswoman from New York released more specifics of her sweeping idea this week. In simpler times, we called extreme

By | 2019-02-08T23:57:06-07:00 February 8th, 2019|

When Is Hating Hate More Hateful Than Hate?

This week’s scoundrel of the century is Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who faces growing calls to resign  since the website Big League Politics broke the story, that, as they put it, “Northam and a friend were photographed together—one in blackface, one in Klan robes.” In 1984. As college students. And for this, the “Virginia

By | 2019-02-06T22:54:08-07:00 February 5th, 2019|

California’s Green ‘Bantustans’ Are Coming to America

If the “smart growth” urban planners that dictate land use policies in Democratic states and cities have their way, the single family dwelling is an endangered species. In Oregon, proposed legislation would “require cities larger than 10,000 people to allow up to four homes to be built on land currently zoned exclusively for

By | 2019-02-02T20:59:52-07:00 February 2nd, 2019|

AOC Shows Why a Libertarian-Progressive Alliance Will Fail

Implementing a “Green New Deal” probably won’t happen unless Democrats take control of the White House and the U.S. Senate—but that won’t stop proponents from doing everything they can to shape the national conversation around the topic. And the legitimacy of the Green New Deal, its credibility, its urgency, the entire premise on

By | 2019-01-31T21:56:10-07:00 January 31st, 2019|

The Destruction of Venice Beach Epitomizes California’s Idiocracy

Venice Beach, California, used to be one of California’s great places. A Bohemian gem, nestled against the sand between big Los Angeles and the vast Pacific Ocean. Rents used to be a little lower in Venice compared to other coastal neighborhoods. The locals mingled with surfers, artists, street performers, and tourists. People from

By | 2019-01-27T20:57:58-07:00 January 27th, 2019|

Twilight of the Malthusians

Thomas Malthus was an English cleric and scholar living in the early 19th century who developed the theory that global population increases exponentially, while global production increases arithmetically. His theory—and the eventual collapse of civilization that it implies—enjoys influence to this day. In California, it found early expression in a 1976 speech by

By | 2019-01-13T21:20:31-07:00 January 13th, 2019|

The Future’s So Bright, Gavin Newsom’s Gotta Wear Shades

Jerry Brown was governor of California for 16 years. His four terms, two that ran from 1975 through 1982, then two more that ran for the past eight years, bookended California’s transition from a sprawling and remote, sun-splashed coastal paradise, defined by Hollywood, the counterculture, and a rising technology industry, to an economic

By | 2019-01-11T11:18:52-07:00 January 10th, 2019|