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Posted: Sat. March 20, 2021, 3:14pm PT

In this fifteenth episode of Independent Outlook, David Theroux, Williamson Evers, and Graham Walker examine the massive political pork in the COVID Relief Act; bailouts of insolvent blue states and cities; the looming threat of inflation; voter fraud; teachers unions and the tragedy of school closings; free speech and freedom of the press and assembly; cancel culture and Dr. Seuss, Dumbo, and Peter Pan; the growing rebellion against wokeness; and much more.

Posted: Mon. March 15, 2021, 1:53pm PT

Sr. Fellow William F. Shughart II has written a lot on abolishing the changing of clocks twice a year in the US. There are economic and productivity issues as well as an increase in automobile and pedestrian accidents due to the "silly" practice of changing our clocks backwards and forwards, says Shughart.

Posted: Sun. March 14, 2021, 11:30am PT

This Lighthouse Briefing video features Independent Institute Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker and Independent Research Fellow Dr. Phillip W. Magness discussing Dr. Magness's article, “Case for Mask Mandate Rests on Bad Data,” including the politicization of science, the folly of lockdowns and mask mandates, and the need for "Focus Protection" to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and achieve "herd immunity."

Posted: Thu. March 11, 2021, 3:28pm PT

There is no climate emergency, says Research Fellow Anthony Lupo, who is co-author of the book Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming’s Unfinished Debate. Why are forecasts incorrect? IPCC reports are often interpreted as dire by climate alarmists, he says, while most of the reports are actually quite sanguine. Even weather forecasts models can be inaccurate over 5 days, and longer term climate models can vary greatly. As for carbon emissions, the market is doing a great job at reducing emissions, Lupo says.

Posted: Tue. March 2, 2021, 9:58am PT

Research Fellow Anthony Lupo, co-author of Hot Talk, Cold Science appears the Alan Nathan Radio Show to discuss adaptation vs mitigation to address climate change. The climate is warming a bit, says Lupo but it's not an emergency. Lupo says the Paris Agreement is flawed in its structure. The drive for more efficient technologies in the market is working.

Posted: Tue. March 2, 2021, 9:20am PT

Research Fellow Anthony Lupo, co-author of Hot Talk, Cold Science appears the Tron Simpson radio show on KVOR in Colorado. Lupo talks about the politics pushing the agenda of CO2 causing climate change. There is no "correct climate" and humans cannot control it, says Lupo.

Posted: Sun. February 28, 2021, 12:08am PT

In this fourteenth episode of Independent Outlook, Independent Research Fellow Jonathan J. Bean joins with Williamson Evers and Graham Walker to examine the people and ideas of the anti-racist, classical-liberal tradition of individual liberty and equality, demonstrating how it has inspired individuals to boldly advance race relations in the United States. People discussed include Thomas Jefferson, James Forten, Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, Booker T. Washington, Zora Neale Hurston, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Sowell, Clarence Thomas, Walter Williams, Shelby Steele . . .Rooted in the Judeo-Christian natural-law tradition, classical liberals have advocated freedom from governmental interference, abolition of prejudicial law, equality under a uniform rule of law guaranteed by the Constitution, and market-based entrepreneurial opportunity.

Posted: Wed. February 24, 2021, 10:13am PT

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of New Way to Care appears on the Dan Proft show on WIND radio in Chicago. Goodman discusses the identity crisis in the conservative movement. There is a division in conservative politics between people who look to the past to preserve institution and a younger generation who wants to liberate people and change and reform institutions toward freedom and liberty, says Goodman.
The right has lost its bearings and is floundering, he says, and needs the energy of the Reagan/Thatcher years with ideas centering around prosperity for all, free enterprise, and school choice.