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Posted: Thu. May 23, 2024, 1:32pm PT

Campuses are overtaken by protest encampments, Jewish students are targeted, and higher ed leaders can’t manage to condemn antisemitism while protecting free speech. But the problems go deeper—like the plagiarism that university faculty would never tolerate in their students. On other fronts, what’s up with all these bans on lab-grown meat? And does the Biden administration understand how money works? Graham Walker, Phillip Magness, and Williamson Evers discuss all this and more on this episode of Independent Outlook.

Posted: Thu. May 16, 2024, 10:01am PT

Economist and author Phil Magness debunks a recent New York Times piece and shoddy academic work about the rich and their taxes. Phil Magness—an economic historian, author, and the David J. Theroux Chair in Political Economy at the Independent Institute—says the work of Piketty and his circle of inequality-obsessed colleagues is deeply flawed and sometimes outright deceptive. He points out that billionaires do pay taxes...a lot of taxes. And the inequality literature is riddled with errors and bad statistics. Learn more on

Posted: Wed. May 15, 2024, 10:26am PT

Judy Shelton, Independent Institute senior fellow, joins ‘Squawk Box’ to react to April’s PPI report, her expectations from the Fed, and more.

Posted: Mon. May 13, 2024, 10:30am PT

Independent Institute senior fellow Judy Shelton addresses the Fed's lack of 'intellectual diversity' on 'Making Money.'

Posted: Mon. May 13, 2024, 4:02pm PT

Research Fellow Benjamin Ginsberg, author of The New American Anti-Semitism interviewed on The Drive with Trey Radel on WFSX radio (FL). College campuses are a toxic mix of no conservative or moderate faculty, naive and gullible students who can be convinced of just about anything, and the rise of administrators who are foolish and timid. Administrators are afraid to confront the left, Ginsberg says. This was made evident when the heads of Penn, Harvard and MIT testified in front of congress in December of 2023.

Posted: Mon. May 13, 2024, 3:36pm PT

Research Fellow Benjamin Ginsberg, author of The New American Anti-Semitism interviewed on Northern Alliance Radio with Brad Carlson on WWTC radio (MN). Naive children at college campuses are being indoctrinated by professional organizers, says Ginsberg, who provides historic examples of indoctrinating children. Students are not taught history or civics. Instead, Ginsberg says, they are taught the United States is a ruthless, repressive and imperialistic power.

Posted: Fri. May 3, 2024, 10:47am PT

“Marx and the Continuing Influence of Socialism”
Benjamin Powell
Texas Tech University

This speech was given on November 6, 2023, during a Hillsdale College CCA seminar on “Great Economists.”

Posted: Thu. May 2, 2024, 11:21am PT

Dr. Atlas interviews physician Dr. Stanley Goldfarb, former associate dean at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and founder of "Do No Harm". Dr. Goldfarb argues that American healthcare is being destroyed as political ideology increasingly supplants excellence in admission and training of medical students, as well as in medical care itself. They have an important conversation about how DEI, racial preferences, and woke politics in medical schools and medical care threaten the health and future of America.