Upcoming events

    • November 13, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Club at Arrow Creek; 2905 Arrow Creek Parkway; Reno, NV 89511

    The Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) applies free market ideas to Nevada's problems.   NPRI President John Tsarpalas and Senior Policy Analyst Daniel Honchariw will explain NPRI's approach, dicussing a variety of state and local issues, including Tesla subsidies.  They will also offer a call to action.

    John Tsarpalas is the President of the Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI).  He is deeply committed to spreading limited government ideas and promoting associated policies.  For over three decades, John has educated others in the ideals and benefits of limited government. In the 1980s, John joined the Illinois Libertarian Party and served on its State Central Committee. Later in the 90s, he transitioned to the Republican Party, and became active in the Steve Forbes for President Campaign and flat taxes. John managed or consulted many Republican candidates, election campaigns and organizations from 1996 – 2005.   In 2005, he was recruited to become the Executive Director of the Illinois Republican Party.   Additionally, John has served as President of the Sam Adams Alliance and Team Sam where he did issue education and advocacy work in over 10 states, with a focus on the web.   John also founded or helped start numerous educational not-for-profits, including Think Freely Media, the Haym Salomon Center – where he served as Chairman, the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity and Midwest Speaking Professionals.

    Daniel Honchariw a Senior Policy Analyst with NPRI.   He focuses on fiscal issues and education issues, especially school choice.  He has published extensively on the abuses of civil asset forfeiture, with work featured in or cited by USA TodayThe New YorkerReason, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and the Reno Gazette-Journal Daniel's experience includes stints with the National Labor Relations Board, multiple financial services firms, and a Tahoe-based ski resort. He is a sports fanatic, political junkie, and chess enthusiast.  He holds a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and an M.P.A. in Public Management from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

    • February 12, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Club at Arrow Creek; 2905 Arrow Creek Parkway; Reno, NV 89511

    The Great Recession hit the U.S. in 2007 when the national debt was "only" $7.5 trillion. One would think that a number of that magnitude would have impelled the Administration and the Congress to exercise caution and impose spending limits, maybe even mandate a balanced budget. Alas, that has not been the case, and the CBO now estimates that the national debt at the end of 2028 will reach $28.7 trillion--90% of GDP, up from 39% in 2008. Those figures are terrifying, even if the historic low interest rates we now enjoy continue. They won't, of course, and that means vastly increased spending just to pay off the interest on our debt.

    Washington is unlikely to reign in spending--if it can't under the current Republic Presidency and GOP-led Congress as we now have, and an economy in full boom, then reaching anything close to a balanced budget in the future is highly unlikely.

    Ty will explore what this fiscal lack of sanity means for our national economic future, and assess what if any remedies might be enacted to return to a more stable economy.

    Dr. Cobb was a professor at West Point and a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army in the years just prior to the Reagan Administration.  He consulted with the National Security Council during the later half of the Carter administration and the early Reagan administration on international energy issues.  At the start of the administration, Dr. Cobb was on an exchange in the Soviet Union.  He held the following formal positions:

    • European and Soviet Affairs Directorate, NSC, 1983-1988
    • International Programs/Technology Affairs, 1988-1989 (Special Assistant to the President)

    After the change in National Security Advisor to William Clark and Deputy Robert “Bud” McFarlane, Cobb was asked to submit strategy papers regarding the long-range strategic position of the United States vis-a-vis the Soviet Union.  As a result of these papers he was asked to join the NSC staff as a member of the European and Soviet Affairs Directorate to work on European issues, Canada, and provide some input to long-range strategic Soviet policy.  He took Dennis Blair’s slot within this directorate. Cobb worked very closely with Peter Sommer and they divided responsibility for 34 countries among themselves.  Cobb was responsible for France, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands, Austria, the Vatican, etc.  As part of his Soviet responsibilities, Cobb attended the Geneva and the Reykjavik summits.

    In 1988, Cobb took Robert Dean’s place as the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of the International Programs and Technology Affairs Directorate with responsibility for science & technology agreements, export policy, United Nations issues, and the environment.

    He became President and CEO of the Business Executives for National Security (BENS) in 1991, then left to become President/CEO of the Yosemite National Institutes (1995-2002). He returned to his home town of Reno, Nev., where he headed up the Northern Nevada Network as well as the National Security Forum.

    Dr. Cobb received a Ph.D. from Georgetown University, an M.A. from Indiana University, and a B.A. from the University of Nevada. He is married to the former Suellen Small of Reno and they have two daughters and a son.

Past events

September 11, 2018 Susanne Martin: What have we learned about Terrorism since 9-11
August 14, 2018 Karol Hines: Entrepreneurs Around the World: Not as Different as You May Think
July 10, 2018 Dusty Wunderlich: A Case for Cryptocurrency and Block Chain Assets
June 12, 2018 Tom Cargill: The Federal Reserve -- Myth and Reality
May 08, 2018 Kristen Averyt: Connecting Science and Society
April 14, 2018 3rd Annual Tax'd 'n Tattered Lobster, Filet & Wine Feed
March 13, 2018 Sheriff Candidate Forum: What are the major law enforcement issues in Northern Nevada?
February 13, 2018 Ron Knecht: Economic and Political Outlooks for Nevada and the U.S.
November 14, 2017 Joe Dutra: A Journey to Sweet Success-- Kimmie Candy Factory Tour and Entrepreneurship Talk
October 28, 2017 3rd Annual Free-Market Golf Classic: Tournament & Benefit Dinner
September 12, 2017 Jeff Jones: Make Work Cool Again -- Why our Education System is Failing
August 08, 2017 Craig King: Northern Nevada's Dynamic Real Estate Market
July 11, 2017 Russel Redenbaugh: Getting back to 3%
June 13, 2017 Ed Friedrichs: Changing Northern Nevada for the Better: How can YOU be a Catalyst?
April 29, 2017 2nd Annual Tax'd 'n Tattered Lobster, Filet & Wine Feed
March 21, 2017 Saul Anuzis: Reflections on the 2016 Election and New Proposal for How We Might Elect the U.S. President
February 15, 2017 Ira Hansen: The 2017 Legislative Session: Ira Hansen’s Viewpoint
January 16, 2017 Elliot F. Eisenberg: The Unintended Consequences of Government Regulation
November 15, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - November 15th
October 01, 2016 2nd Annual Free-Market Golf Classic: Tournament & Benefit Dinner
September 06, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - September 6th
August 09, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - August 9th
July 12, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - July 12th
June 14, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - June 14th
May 10, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - May 10th
April 01, 2016 1st Annual Tax'd 'n Tattered Lobster, Filet & Wine Feed
March 08, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - March 8th
February 09, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - February 9th
January 12, 2016 Monthly Hayek Dinner - January 12th
November 03, 2015 Monthly Hayek Dinner - November 3rd
October 09, 2015 Free-Market Golf Classic: Tournament & Benefit Dinner
September 01, 2015 Monthly Hayek Dinner - September 1st
August 11, 2015 Monthly Hayek Dinner - August 11th
July 07, 2015 Monthly Hayek Dinner - July 7th
June 09, 2015 Monthly Hayek Dinner - June 9th
May 05, 2015 Monthly Hayek Dinner - May 5th
April 14, 2015 Monthly Hayek Dinner - April


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