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Posted: Thu. March 9, 2023, 1:21pm PT

Dr. Atlas interviews epidemiologist Martin Kulldorff on the dangers of groupthink and herd mentality in science and the solutions to preventing such thinking for future crises.

Posted: Tue. March 7, 2023, 9:59am PT

Christopher Coyne, F.A. Harper Professor of Economics at George Mason University discusses his new book In Search of Monsters to Destroy: The Folly of American Empire and the Paths to Peace.

Posted: Thu. March 2, 2023, 1:03pm PT

Should the U.S. turn the Ukraine war over to its European allies? Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of War and the Rogue Presidency is interviewed on the Jeff Katz radio show on WRVA. In a recent Op-Ed, Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland argues that Europe should take more responsibility to protect themselves from Russian incursion. It's not up to the U.S. to shoulder all the burden of supporting Ukraine. European countries with higher GDP than the U.S. can afford to support Ukraine.

Posted: Wed. March 1, 2023, 3:37pm PT

That Chinese balloon floated over the American heartland for days before it was shot down. But are concerns about it just so much hot air? And a year after Putin’s invasion, does Ukraine deserve a “blank check” from the U.S., and is there an end game? In other news, will Section 230 survive the Supreme Court? And what’s with this effort to rewrite and sanitize Roald Dahl’s children’s books? We discuss these issues and much more.

Posted: Wed. March 1, 2023, 3:28pm PT

The mission of the Independent Institute is to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies, grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity. From its start in 1986 as the first garage think tank, Independent has taken on the most important challenges of the day and proposed innovative solutions to seemingly intractable problems. The resulting studies are published and widely distributed as books, articles in "The Independent Review," Policy Reports, Working Papers, and other publications. Events sponsored by Independent bring together scholars and policy experts to debate issues and discuss their implications.

Posted: Wed. March 1, 2023, 3:16pm PT

Matt Kibbe talks to Chris Coyne, author of

Posted: Tue. February 28, 2023, 4:49pm PT

Independent Institute Chairman and CEO Mary L. G. Theroux, the narrator of the film Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope talks about the success of Haven for Hope in San Antonio, TX, which has lowered downtown homelessness by 80 percent in ten years. San Francisco’s homeless population has increased by 80 percent over the same time period. Mary explains how the model is working in San Antonio.

Posted: Tue. February 28, 2023, 10:25am PT

Mary L. G. Theroux is the narrator of the film Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope. The film shows how homelessness can be solved with strategic planning, providing transformational housing along with ongoing individualized 360-degree care. This type of model is working and it can work in other cities, she says.