“I was surprised at the professionalism of the staff, apparently many are college student interns. These people take research seriously. They want to know the facts behind public policy issues. The information they have is eye-opening. Talk to Steve Buckstein or John Charles. They have solid info.
In particular, ask about light rail or minimum wage or about current issues or ballot measures. These folks lean Libertarian but they seem to back up their positions with lots of research. They are well connected to other public policy researchers in various specialty areas such as urban planning.
It was especially interesting to ask them about counter opinions and their research. They seem to take all research into account. ”