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Posted: Tue. May 23, 2023, 1:05pm PT

Dr. Atlas interviews Heather Mac Donald, fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor at City Journal, and New York Times bestselling author. Her new book When Race Trumps Merit: How the Pursuit of Equity Sacrifices Excellence, Destroys Beauty, and Threatens Lives argues that lowering standards in an attempt to achieve racially equal outcomes is harmful to society.

Posted: Wed. May 10, 2023, 9:57am PT

Independent Institute Chairman and CEO Mary L. G. Theroux is interviewed about programs that are effective in stopping the cycle of homelessness. Her movie Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope highlights a program working in San Antonio, TX that can be implemented in other communities.

Posted: Mon. May 8, 2023, 12:56pm PT

Mary L.G. Theroux, narrator of “Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope” interviewed on KPTS-TV, PBS Wichita, KS on the issue of homelessness.

Posted: Mon. May 1, 2023, 10:23am PT

Dr. Atlas interviews George Mason University Professor of Law Todd J. Zywicki. They discuss how pandemic policies relate to the law and Constitution, how the public health establishment pushed anti-science policies such as denial of natural immunity, and more.

Posted: Fri. April 28, 2023, 9:57am PT

Mary L. G. Theroux interviews Senior Fellow Christopher Coyne on his new book, In Search of Monsters to Destroy. They discuss his intellectual journey, the shift in America’s culture post 9/11, preemptive war, the loss of liberty and security at home resulting from such wars, and the viability of a path to peace without a deep state.

Posted: Thu. April 20, 2023, 3:44pm PT

“Nobody is above the law.” That’s a proper American sentiment. How does New York’s 34-count indictment against Donald Trump measure up to it? On another legal front, should Congress ban TikTok? And what are we to make of the revelation that at least one FBI field office set out to create a spy network within Catholic churches?

Posted: Mon. April 17, 2023, 12:56pm PT

With commercial banks exposed by the recent bailouts, Americans question whether “their money” is truly safe despite the promises of FDIC insurance. Jeff Deist and Independent Institute Research Fellow Robert Murphy walk through the mechanics of how a full reserve bank could work in a truly free market based on the concepts and taxonomy of Mises’s Theory of Money and Credit.

Posted: Mon. April 17, 2023, 12:52pm PT

Jeff Deist and Independent Institute Research Fellow Robert Murphy discuss the extraordinary actions by the Fed to address the meltdown of Silicon Valley Bank. Did the central bank break the law by effectively authorizing unsecured loans to banks based on the face value—rather than significantly lower market value—of those banks’ Treasury holdings?