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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 […]

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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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