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Posted: Thu. June 15, 2023, 10:56am PT

Sr. Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of Is Social Justice Just? is interviewed on the Alan Nathan radio show, with guest host Karen Kataline. Whaples explains the term social justice can be salvaged if done right with examples in educational reform (school choice), by reducing regulations in occupational licensing, reducing zoning regulations to enable the building of housing, using inexpensive energy (fracking) so poor people pay less for their bills. Justice can be used to enable people to cooperate better with each other, not tear them apart.

Posted: Wed. June 14, 2023, 12:09pm PT

Sr. Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of Is Social Justice Just? is interviewed on the Bill Martinez radio show. Whaples discusses the new book and the roots of justice. Reliance on big government has hurt the poor, he says. Whaples’ list to move toward social justice include: Education reform in the form of school choice, or vouchers. In healthcare, he says a similar voucher or tax credit to spend on healthcare, along with reducing occupational licensing requirements so more people can work in the healthcare field. Whaples also talks about free trade and cheap energy which also can help poorer people.

Posted: Mon. June 12, 2023, 2:24pm PT

So we don’t have to worry about the debt ceiling until after the next presidential inauguration in January 2025. What was all the hullabaloo about, and was it worth it? And while we’re talking about money, is it ok to stop worrying about the U.S. banking system now? We will discuss these matters and more in today’s episode of Independent Outlook.

Posted: Tue. June 6, 2023, 2:35pm PT

Dr. Atlas interviews John Etchemendy, former Provost at Stanford University and the Patrick Suppes Professor at Stanford's School of Humanities & Science and co-director of Stanford’s Human Centered Artificial Intelligence Center. They have an insightful conversation about the environment for the free exchange of ideas and critical thinking in academia today.

Posted: Tue. May 23, 2023, 1:05pm PT

Dr. Atlas interviews Heather Mac Donald, fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a contributing editor at City Journal, and New York Times bestselling author. Her new book When Race Trumps Merit: How the Pursuit of Equity Sacrifices Excellence, Destroys Beauty, and Threatens Lives argues that lowering standards in an attempt to achieve racially equal outcomes is harmful to society.

Posted: Wed. May 17, 2023, 3:45pm PT

Posted: Wed. May 10, 2023, 9:57am PT

Independent Institute Chairman and CEO Mary L. G. Theroux is interviewed about programs that are effective in stopping the cycle of homelessness. Her movie Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope highlights a program working in San Antonio, TX that can be implemented in other communities.

Posted: Mon. May 8, 2023, 12:56pm PT

Mary L.G. Theroux, narrator of “Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope” interviewed on KPTS-TV, PBS Wichita, KS on the issue of homelessness.