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Op-Ed: Why Merrick Garland needs to rethink the Google antitrust case

During the first day of Merrick Garland’s Senate hearing last month, President Biden’s nominee for attorney general outlined what his priorities would be at the Department of Justice. From investigating the insurrection to immigration enforcement, Garland has promised to bring a change in direction from the last Justice Department.
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The Great Antidote – Adam Michel

Adam Michel, Senior Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation, joins us this week to discuss the federal tax system, expenditures, and potential tax policy improvements.
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The Great Antidote – Shoshana Weissmann

Shoshana Weissmann, Senior Manager of Digital Communications and Policy Fellow at R-Street, joins us this week to discuss occupational licensing reform, quiet research, Section 230, and how to Twitter.
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Trump’s deplatforming is the Oversight Board’s most dangerous decision

With the Facebook Oversight Board still in its infancy, the Board’s cases and its decisions could be seen by some as inconsequential. But contrary to this belief, the Board’s move to provide a decision on the Trump deplatforming case poses an existential risk of eliminating the Board’s “independence” and credibility.
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Every state should have a climate resiliency plan

Four million Texans lost power last week as the Lone Star state became as cold as Alaska. The abnormally-low temperatures brought the state to a halt. State authorities advised nearly 13 million Texans to boil their water to ensure it was safe to drink. People huddled in furniture stores and ran cars to stay warm. Texas’s crisis is the […]

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COVID-19 and Cooperation: Why Openness Matters Webinar

Watch the recent webinar featuring special guest Charles Kenny who discusses his most recent book, The Plague Cycle, and why global cooperation during any public health crisis is essential. Charles is a senior fellow and the director of technology and development at the Center for Global Development. Last year, we saw countries close their borders […]

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The Great Antidote – Lenore Skenazy

Lenore Skenazy, co-founder and President of Let Grow and author of "Free-Range Kids", joins us this week to discuss modern parenting, the nanny state, and the revolutionary free-range kids movement.
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Reinvigorating communities will take more than broadband

There is a bipartisan push to make high-speed broadband a key component of an infrastructure bill. President Biden promised to support cities and towns wanting to build broadband networks during his campaign, saying it “will encourage competition among providers, to increase speeds and decrease prices in urban, suburban, and rural areas.” Ultimately, Biden concludes, “high-speed internet access […]

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How platforms broke antitrust analysis

This post is part one of a series that explores the current Big Tech antitrust cases. The case against Google filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) finds its roots in a common theory about platforms. As the complaint summarizes, Most general search engines do not charge a cash price to consumers. At least one, […]

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The Great Antidote – Todd Zywicki

On this episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Todd Zywicki. In their discussion, Juliette and Todd cover the National debt, financial policy, and Law & Economics.
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The Great Antidote – Brian Riedl

On this episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by former staff director of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth Brian Riedl.
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Opening the US to Hong Kongers Would Promote America’s Aims

On December 19, the Hong Kong People’s Freedom and Choice Act failed to advance in the Senate due to objections from Senator Ted Cruz. The bill would allow people in Hong Kong to claim refugee status in the United States if they’ve faced persecution for their political beliefs. It’s a disappointing failure because just 11 days prior, the bill […]

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