The Honorable Chuck DeVore

Chuck DeVore is the vice president of national initiatives at the Foundation. He writes about the economy and how energy, tax and regulatory policies influence general prosperity, and he frequently appears on Fox News. He also guides the Foundation’s growing national work in criminal justice reform. He authored the book The Texas Model: Prosperity in the Lone Star State and Lessons for America.

Energy & Environment

California’s Income-Based Electric Bills Show It Cares More About Control Than Climate

The electrical pricing scheme may work as income redistribution social policy, but it fails the test of reducing energy consumption. What’s behind California’s shift to paying for electricity based on income? In a few words, it’s the consequence of California’s futile fight against climate change. California’s quixotic pursuit to save the planet by reducing greenhouse...

April 20, 2023
Energy & Environment

Texas Lawmakers Strive to Make Their Electrical Markets Work Despite Federal Meddling

Subsidies for wind and solar have long distorted Texas’s electricity market, threatening higher prices and greater likelihood of blackouts and ‘demand reduction’ events. The April 2 piece, “Texas Targets the Free Market,” by California Policy Center president Will Swaim, misses the mark. Mr. Swaim’s instincts are right; markets are generally superior to government fiat. But in making...

April 11, 2023
Foreign Policy

America Must Opt Out Of The World Health Organization’s Global Medical Tyranny

The experts could hide behind international law as they advocate economy-crushing lockdowns and forced vaccinations. Elon Musk tweeted that “Countries should not cede authority to WHO,” and conservatives have joined him in sounding the alarm about proposed legal changes to the World Health Organization and its International Health Regulations (IHR). The basic question is whether America should...

March 28, 2023