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Tech_States: 2021

JW Marriott Grande Lakes Palazzo Ballroom Salon F-G, Lobby Level Monday, August 30th Hosts Will Rinehart Will Rinehart is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity, where he specializes in telecommunication, Internet, and data policy, with a focus on emerging technologies and innovation. Rinehart was formerly the Director of Technology and […]

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Why Capitalists in Space Are Good for Americans’ Future

Nothing quite exposes differing views on innovation than billionaires launching their own rockets into space. As Blue Origin ascended, carrying Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, critics rose up against private space tourism efforts. They repeated all the same slogans as the week before when Virgin Galactic CEO Richard Branson took a trip. But the harshest critics […]

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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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Policy, TFP, and airships

  CGO Senior Fellow Eli Dourado joins Benjamin Reinhardt on the Idea Machines podcast to discuss how the sausage of technology policy is made, the relationship between total factor productivity and technological progress, airships, and more.

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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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Utah vs. Google

Will Rinehart joins Boyd Matheson on Inside Sources to discuss the recent lawsuit against google led by Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes.
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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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Reforming Occupational Licensing in Utah Webinar

In January of this year, Utah Governor Spencer Cox’s revealed his first executive order calling for state agencies to review all professional licensing requirements. Learn more on the process and reforms here. In June, we teamed up with the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis (MEIEQA) at the University of Utah to […]

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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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