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Posted: Tue. June 27, 2023, 11:00am PT

Dr. Scott Atlas, host of Independent Truths with Dr. Scott Atlas sits down with The Telegraph to discuss mistakes made during the COVID pandemic and what might happen again in a future pandemic.

Posted: Mon. June 26, 2023, 11:43am PT

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, co-author of the report “Beyond Homeless: Good Intentions, Bad Outcomes, Transformative Solutions” is interviewed on This is America with Rich Valdés. Homelessness is regional and local issue, not a national issue says McQuillan. There is not enough money for treatment of addiction and too much money spent on housing, when really the issue is not a lack of homes, but mental health. McQuillan says many cities pay homeless people. For example in San Francisco people can qualify for up to $1000 per month in benefits if you claim to be homeless there. It's becoming a magnet to the problem in cities across California.

Posted: Fri. June 23, 2023, 2:34pm PT

Sr. Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of Is Social Justice Just? is interviewed on the Chosen Generation with Pastor Greg Young. Equality and equitable are not synonyms, says Whaples. Why isn’t equity invoked in students’ grades or college sports? We shouldn’t coerce or force people to be just, he says.

Posted: Tue. June 20, 2023, 4:32pm PT

Sr. Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of Is Social Justice Just? is interviewed on The Voice of Reason with Andy Hooser. Have we given government the power to control our lives? Whaples says the government can only do what we let it do, but many people want the government to solve all their problems. Equity and equality are not the same thing, says Whaples. Inequality is our salvation, he adds.

Posted: Tue. June 20, 2023, 12:47pm PT

Sr. Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of Is Social Justice Just? is interviewed on the Rory Sauter show. Dr. Whaples talks about the new book which contains several essays by scholars on the question of social justice and its origins and meanings. Whaples discusses examples of exclusionary zoning, occupational licensing, and cheap energy as areas where the concept of social justice can be improved by removing regulatory barriers.

Posted: Fri. June 16, 2023, 11:07am PT

Steve H. Hanke, professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University and the founder and co-director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise, joins Julia La Roche on episode 81 for a wide-ranging conversation on the economy.

Two years ago, using the quantity theory of money—which links asset prices, economic activity and inflation to changes in the money supply—Professor Hanke accurately predicted that inflation would be persistent and rise to the highest levels in a generation between 6 to 9%. Inflation topped out at 9.1%. Hanke thinks the inflation story is over, and a recession is likely on the way.

Posted: Fri. June 16, 2023, 11:04am PT

Is an ugly recession about to hit in 2024? Steve Hanke tells Michelle Makori, Lead Anchor and Editor-in-Chief at Kitco News, that the Federal Reserve is “flying blind” and “doesn't know what it is doing” when it comes to controlling inflation while maintaining full employment.

Posted: Fri. June 16, 2023, 10:25am PT

"People working productively and economic growth are not inflationary," says @judyshel. "It goes back to the thinking of the 1970s: that government managers were so brilliant they could do a much better job than market forces. I'm always going to side with the private sector."