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Posted: Thu. January 4, 2024, 11:17pm PT

Senior Fellow Phillip Magness speaks out after collaborating with Christopher Rufo to uncover ex-Harvard president’s “50 instances of plagiarism” on “America Reports.”

Posted: Mon. December 18, 2023, 9:21am PT

Dr. Atlas interviews Professor Steven Koonin of NYU. Koonin served as Undersecretary for Science in the Department of Energy from 2009 to 2011 and was a professor at Cal Tech for nearly 30 years. They discuss the science on climate change and the general state of science, as climate and energy have become so prominent in the media and public policy debates.

Posted: Wed. December 13, 2023, 5:41pm PT

Senior Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of Pope Francis and the Caring Society talks with Al Kresta about the situation in Argentina. At one point, Argentina was one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but now its GDP has fallen dramatically combined with very high inflation, so changes were necessary. Whaples discusses the Argentinian Pope and the history of Argentina’s economy.

Posted: Wed. December 13, 2023, 3:46pm PT

In this episode of Independent Conversations, historians Amity Shlaes and David Beito discuss FDR's policies of Japanese internment, spying on Americans, and violations of free speech and reveal a troubling portrait of FDR much different from the standard orthodoxy found in today’s historical studies.

Posted: Fri. November 24, 2023, 10:29am PT

Will free speech in America end up being a casualty of the war between Hamas and Israel? What does the domestic American DEI industry’s posture on the war reveal about their ideology? On other fronts, do we need to regulate Artificial Intelligence and how about banning TikTok? And why is Josh Hawley teaming up with Bernie Sanders to attack Citizens United?

Recommended Readings on Anti-Semitism

Posted: Fri. November 17, 2023, 9:44am PT

This weekend Argentineans go to the polls to choose between Peronist candidate Sergio Massa and libertarian Javier Milei. Independent Institute Research Fellow Gabriel Gasave analyzes what is at stake.

Posted: Thu. November 16, 2023, 9:46am PT

Steve Hanke, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, speaks at the event “Dollarization: A Solution for Argentina’s Economy?” co-organized with the Independent Institute and Universidad Catolica Argentina and the Fundación Atlas, on October 31, 2023 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Posted: Tue. November 14, 2023, 3:46pm PT

Dr. Atlas interviews Richard Corcoran, President of New College of Florida. They have an important and timely conversation about university education in the United States, including merit, free speech, and today's campus environment to develop the next generation of leaders for our country.