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Research Fellow Thomas Cargill, author of The Independent Review article Eugenics in High School History: Failure to Confront the Past appears on Freedom Works Radio. Cargill discusses the origins of the eugenics movement, and "scientific racism" in America and its influence on the Third Reich in Germany in the 1930's. Cargill's research shows that high school students are not taught the history of Margaret Sanger and her racist policies and practices.
Research Fellow Robert P. Murphy, author of the Independent book, "Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise and Human Action," and Independent Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker discuss the policy directions needed to counteract the economic undertow of COVID-19. Dr. Murphy explores the impact of the backdrop business cycle for economic recovery, and examines the risks associated with unsustainable interest rates and unprecedented amounts of monetary inflation and debt issuance undertaken by the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank.
With enrollments shrinking, colleges may close, says Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise. He appears on WIND Radio's The Dan Proft Show to talk about colleges competing for a diminishing number of students which means some schools are in danger of closing permanently. Vedder explains how colleges are responding to this impending loss of customers.
Better than Common Core: Floridas New K-12 Standards Raise the Bar, by Ze'ev Wurman, David M. Steiner, Ashley Rogers Berner and R. James Milgram
Independent Institute Senior Fellow Dr. Williamson M. Evers addresses the June 24, 2020, meeting of the Laguna Niguel Republican Women Federated of California about the serious problems in California's public schools in the midst of the COVID-19.
Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court has strayed from its constitutional authority in declaring what preexisting law is to actually making law itself.
Sr. Fellow Bill Evers, director of Independent Institute's Open Letter to Suspend AB5, talks with guest host Katy Grimes about the latest news on California's AB5. The law took effect during the pandemic and requires freelance "gig" workers to become employees of companies instead of remaining independent contractors. Various exemptions have been granted but Uber and Lyft drivers and other delivery drivers will be forced to give up their independence when determining where and when they work. With unemployment soaring during the pandemic, drivers are needed more than ever to fill essential tasks while people shelter in place. Evers discusses other occupations affected by the law, as well as a ballot initiatives and lawsuits which seek to undue AB5 and challenge its constitutionality.
Independent Institute Executive Director Graham Walker appears on the Ken and John show to discuss the latest on California's AB5, the law which requires "gig" workers to be hired as employees, instead of continuing as independent contractors. The California Attorney General seeks a court order to immediately halt what they call 'worker misclassification" by Uber and Lyft. But app-based ride share companies say trying to force drivers to give up their independence 100 days before the election threatens to put a million more people out of work at the worst possible time.