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Exformation – What Happened to All the Chips?

What happened to all the chips? From the microchips that power the Sony’s PS5 to the smart chips that control autonomous vehicles, in this week’s episode Will and Caden dig into the science and economics behind the chip shortage that’s stalling out the production of entire industries. Resources Infineon, Chip Manufacturing – How are Microchips […]

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Exformation – The Broadband Experiment in the Infrastructure Bill

In this week’s Exformation episode, Will and Caden discuss the Broadband funding provisions detailed in the historic $1 Trillion infrastructure bill that passed the Senate this August. While previous proposals targeted at broadband access and infrastructure were overfunded, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act sent to the House is a better representation of what it […]

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Exformation – Killer Acquisitions and Big Tech

In this week’s episode of Exformation, Will and Caden discuss President Biden’s recent executive order on competition and the research on killer acquisitions that have informed the Administration’s approach to tech companies. While policymakers at all levels of government should be concerned about impediments to innovation, a drastic overhaul of antitrust laws isn’t currently needed. […]

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The Great Antidote – Ike Brannon

Ike Brannon, former economic advisor to the U.S. Treasury and Senior Fellow at the Jack Kemp Foundation, joins us this week to discuss disaster relief, FEMA, insurance, and the future of disaster policy in the United States.   Guest bio Ike Brannon is an economist in Washington DC who writes primarily about public policy. He […]

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The Great Antidote – Samuel Gregg on Christianity and Liberalism

Dr. Samuel Gregg, research director at the Acton Institute, joins us this week to discuss culture, the origins of morality, and the intersectionality between liberalism and christianity.   Guest Bio Dr. Samuel Gregg is research director at the Acton Institute. He has written and spoken extensively on questions of political economy, economic history, ethics in finance, […]

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The Eternal Return of Common Carriage

In this week’s episode of Exformation, Will and Caden talk about the latest CGO work on Internet regulation focused on recent proposals to implement common carriage regulation over online speech. As they stand today, social media platforms are innovations in communications technology that have connected us beyond imagination. But outside of Silicon Valley are calls […]

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The Great Antidote – Timothy Sandefur

On this episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Timothy Sandefur. In their discussion, Juliette and Tim discuss the “right-to-privacy”, disclosure, and anonymity of donations.   Guest Bio Timothy Sandefur is the Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation and holds the […]

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Exformation – Ellysse Dick on Virtual Reality

Elysse Dick from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation joins Will and Caden this week to discuss the policy implications of virtual reality technologies. Show Notes Link to Ellysse’s Bio: [link] Ellysse’s pieces: Current and Potential Uses of AR/VR for Equity and Inclusion [link] Principles and Policies to Unlock the Potential of AR/VR for Equity […]

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The Great Antidote – Scott Winship

On this episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Scott Winship. In their discussion, Juliette and Scott discuss the United States “War on Poverty”, the welfare state, and the future of anti-poverty policy.   Guest Bio Scott Winship is a senior fellow and the director of poverty studies […]

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The Great Antidote – Nadine Strossen

On this episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Nadine Strossen. In their discussion, Juliette and Nadine discuss free speech, hate speech, its policy implications, and if we should be protecting it.   Guest Bio Nadine Strossen has written, taught, and advocated extensively in the areas of constitutional […]

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The Great Antidote – Randy Barnett

On this episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Randy Barnett. In their discussion, Juliette and Randy discuss (what else?) The Constitution of the United States, the 14th Amendment, the controversial ‘Privileges and Immunities” clause, and what constitutional law might look like in the future.   Guest Bio […]

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The Great Antidote – Megan McArdle

On this episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Megan McArdle. In their discussion, Juliette and Megan cover her ideas on personal failure, and why it is such an important and crucial part of development and growth. Guest Bio Megan McArdle is an American journalist, columnist, and blogger based […]

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The Great Antidote – Sally Satel

Sally Satel, M.D., psychiatrist, lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine, and Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, joins us this week to discuss the misguided perception of addiction, policies aimed at fighting addiction, and the future of public health.
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