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Volume 26, Issue 49: November 28, 2023

Williamson M. Evers, Graham H. Walker
Will free speech in America end up being a casualty of the war between Hamas and Israel? What does the American DEI industry’s posture on the war reveal about its ideology? Do we actually need to regulate Artificial Intelligence—and how is banning TikTok a good idea? And more! WATCH OR LISTEN NOW »

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Alvaro Vargas Llosa (The Hill)
After propping up, year after year, the speculative assets of the rich, the federal government now must pay annually almost $1 trillion in interest. That has, and is, stifling middle-class wealth creation. Yes, we need some populism—but the good kind: anti-elitism in the name of individual rights. READ MORE »

Populism, Self-Government, and Liberty
The Independent Review, Summer 2021

Gary M. Galles (AIER)
In 1942, there were 108,579 government school districts in the U.S. Today we have 13,187. It’s called consolidation; and it was supposed to improve student performance. Why hasn’t it? (Hint: when is bigger government ever better?) READ MORE »

John C. Goodman (Forbes)
And what is the first step toward fixing it? Getting everybody to recognize that near-universal health-insurance coverage hasn’t given us universal access to high-quality care—and never will. What do we do next? READ MORE »

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