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The Great Antidote – Tim Carney

Tim Carney, columnist at the Washington Examiner and Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins us this week to discuss the Export-Import Bank (EXIM), corporate welfare, and all the forms of cronyism in the United States.
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Out of the weeds and into the skies

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), currently the regulatory body in charge of the skies, has made efforts to prevent clear safety concerns. Its most recent endeavors include pilot certification tests and drone registration requirements.
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Introducing the Exformation Podcast

In this first episode of Exformation, host Will Rinehart and Co-Host Caden Rosenbaum review and discuss the recent decisions made by the controversial Facebook Oversight Board and how those decisions will impact the future of free speech, the internet, and antitrust.
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Banking on a brighter conservation future

Today is Earth Day, reminding us to revisit the environmental progress we’ve made and work to confront the biggest environmental challenges still before us. One of the challenges that the Biden Administration has promised to tackle is conservation — committing to protect 30% of America’s land and water by 2030.
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Our most overlooked tool for environmental improvement

It’s tempting to meet our biggest environmental challenges with equally big solutions that often come from the top down and are elegantly crafted to fit every situation. But meeting our most daunting environmental challenges will require more tailored solutions that consider the unique circumstances of time and place.
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Crowdsourcing conservation

America has a wealth of natural assets that deserve to be managed carefully using the best available data. In order for agencies to achieve that goal, they need to provide clearer guidance on what regulations apply to crowdsourced projects and embrace partnerships with private groups.
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Digital platforms and government actors

The debate over Free Speech on the Internet is a touchy issue, especially when we start talking about social media platforms and forums for democratic debate. Seemingly, everything boils down to a single question: Do you have a First Amendment right to social media, or not?
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The Great Antidote – Colin Grabow

Colin Grabow, policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, joins us this week to discuss foreign trade, protectionism, and the Jones Act.
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An in-depth look at the broadband infrastructure bills

Acolytes claim that massive broadband expenditures will close the digital divide, but all of the plans are unabashedly focused on infrastructure. In reality, only a small part of the digital divide will actually be solved by making broadband infrastructure available everywhere.
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The Great Antidote – Liya Palagashvili

Liya Palagashvili, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, joins us this week to discuss the gig and sharing economy, independent contractors vs, employees, and the future of work regulation.
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How local policy matters for immigrants

Immigrants should be able to trust the police. On March 17, the Law Enforcement Action Partnership (LEAP) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asking him to end partnerships between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and local police departments.
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The Great Antidote – Jason Riley

Jason Riley, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, journalist, and author joins us this week to discuss the history of black America, the civil rights era, and the future of black empowerment.
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Lucas Rentschler on the Lars Larson Show

Director of the Experimental Economics Laboratory at Utah State University Lucas Rentschler joins host Lars Larson on his podcast to discuss the recent Congressional big tech hearings. TheLarsLarsonShow · Lucas Rentschler – What should we take away from yesterday’s Congressional hearing with big tech?

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Fixing America’s wildfire problem: a tale in two parts

It’s time to start managing for fire, not against it. While a global pandemic may have overshadowed them, wildfires across the U.S. reached record levels in 2020. Nationally, 47,000+ fires burned over eight million acres, creating the third-largest burn area in the last decade.
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The Great Antidote – Will Rinehart

Will Rinehart, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity, joins us this week to discuss broadband access, broadband adaption, and plans to connect the "unconnected" and rural communities.
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A Year Online

Productivity gains came at a premium to personal well-being. In the year since many of us were pushed into remote work arrangements article after article have popped up to declare that remote work and flexible work arrangements are the “future of work.”
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The Great Antidote – Lisa Snell

Lisa Snell, the director of K-12 education policy partnerships at the Charles Koch Institute, joins us this week to discuss funding for schools, the current state of education, and school choice.
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A Cleaner Future for Energy on Federal Lands Webinar

One of the first things President Biden did when he assumed office was issue an executive order placing a moratorium on the sale of any new leases for oil and gas on federal land—at least until the Department of the Interior completes a review of climate impacts. What does that mean and how will it […]

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