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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.

Posted: Mon. February 27, 2023, 4:09pm PT

In this special presentation Dr. Atlas covers the real pandemic data on mortality rates, natural immunity, vaccines, lockdowns, school closures, and more, and how to restore trust and repair some of the damage that was done.

Posted: Thu. February 23, 2023, 4:00pm PT

Independent Institute Chairman and CEO Mary L. G. Theroux appears on the Shaun Thompson show on WIND radio. She discusses the documentary Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope and how a model that is working to end homelessness in San Antonio, TX can work in other cities too. The key, she says, is to treat each individual and their particular barriers to living independently.

Posted: Tue. February 14, 2023, 2:01pm PT

Dr. Atlas interviews John Yoo, the Emanuel Heller Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, and Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. They have an illuminating conversation about many legal issues that have been exposed by the pandemic and management of the pandemic, such as civil liberties, censorship, and freedom.

Posted: Sat. February 4, 2023, 12:15pm PT

Scott Atlas and Dr. John Ioannidis have an illuminating conversation about the pandemic, what happened in the early days, how our experts failed the American people, what was revealed and how to fix science itself. Dr. Ioannidis is a professor of medicine in the Stanford Prevention Research Center, Professor of Epidemiology at Stanford, and co-director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford.

Posted: Thu. February 2, 2023, 2:55pm PT

Sr. Fellow Robert Whaples, Co-Editor and Managing Editor for The Independent Review, is interviewed by Scripps News on why the US should abolish the penny. It costs more to use pennies than they are worth. The time spent making change is worth more than the few cents used in a transaction. The US eliminated the half-penny in the 1860s, so it's time to get rid of the penny now, says Whaples. His research shows that rounding prices to the nearest nickel will save customers money as we transition to a cashless or "coin-less" economy.

Posted: Tue. January 31, 2023, 3:58pm PT

Independent Institute Chairman and CEO Mary L. G. Theroux is the narrator of the award-winning film “Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope” which demonstrates how San Antonio, TX has decreased downtown homelessness over the last decade. Such a program can work in the San Francisco Bay Area, she says, because it addresses all the factors for each individual who is experiencing homelessness. California follows federal law explicitly with its “Housing First” policy, but housing isn’t the root issue of people on the streets of California. She says the foundation of the homeless problem is usually mental illness and childhood trauma that leads to self-medication and substance abuse issues.