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The Great Antidote – Dan McLaughlin

On this week’s episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Dan McLaughlin. In their discussion, Juliette and Dan cover the national capital, Washinton D.C., its history, its potential statehood, and the alternatives to statehood.

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The Great Antidote – Brent Skorup

On this week’s episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Brent Skorup. In their discussion, Juliette and Brent cover drones, flying cars, self-driving cars, and the future of technology.

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The Great Antidote – Peter Van Doren

On this week’s episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Peter Van Doren. In their discussion, Juliette and Peter cover the value of life, the use and misuse of science in public policy, and how both these factors impact our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Post-COVID world needs micromobility

*This is part 2 of a 2 part series on micromobility after COVID. Read part 1 here. Among its widespread impacts, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we get around. One of the biggest changes has been a decrease in the number of people who use public transportation. With people seeking to avoid exposure to COVID-19, they […]

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Op-ed: A Second Wave Is Coming … to Our Criminal Justice System

During the Covid-19 crisis, courts all across the country have severely restricted access to the criminal justice system. As a result, an already inefficient and painfully slow process has ground to a near halt and only the most severe cases are heard, and even then, many of those are postponed until social distancing requirements begin to ease.

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The Great Antidote – Matthew Feeney

On this week’s episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Thomas Hazlett. In their discussion, Juliette and Thomas cover the Federal Communications Commission, Section 203 of the Communications Decency Act, and the ways in which government intervenes in technology.

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The Great Antidote – Thomas Hazlett

On this week’s episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Thomas Hazlett. In their discussion, Juliette and Thomas cover the Federal Communications Commission, Section 203 of the Communications Decency Act, and the ways in which government intervenes in technology.

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Micromobility in a post-COVID world

*Part 1 of a 2 part series on micromobility after COVID Ascities struggle to return to normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a looming fear that traffic will be worse than ever. To prevent the impending Carmageddon, cities around the world are backing micromobility. E-scooters, E-bikes, bikes, mopeds, and other forms […]

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The Great Antidote – George Will

On this week’s episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest George Will. In their discussion, Juliette and George cover conservatism, the current state of congress, the importance of a dynamic economy, and baseball.

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The Great Antidote – Baylen Linnekin

On this week’s episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Baylen Linnekin. In their discussion, Juliette and Baylen cover the unintended consequences which result from the United State’s regulations on food.

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How sanctuary saves lives

Sanctuary protects vulnerable people More and more cities and states are adopting sanctuary policies. The extent of sanctuary’s spread is difficult to know, yet it’s clear from debates at city halls and state legislatures across the country that the idea is becoming more prevalent. How sanctuary policies work varies from place to place. At root, sanctuary limits how local […]

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The Great Antidote – Deirdre McCloskey

On this week’s episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Deirdre McCloskey. In their discussion, Juliette and Deirdre cover talks to us about her ‘how we got rich’, modern liberalism, and her sex change.

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The Great Antidote – Andrea O’Sullivan

On this week’s episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Andrea O’Sullivan. In their discussion, Juliette and Andrea cover technological innovation, cryptocurrency, and Bitcoin.

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It may finally be time for unstoppable social media platforms

There’s never a dull moment with Donald J. Trump. Twitter’s fact check of our esteemed President last week reignited a wonky debate over a law called Section 230, a longstanding pillar of U.S. Internet policy, as Trump and his allies such as Sens. Rubio and Hawley take aim at the provision. 47 USC 230 was originally […]

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The Great Antidote – Clark Neily

On this week’s episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Clark Neily. In their discussion, Juliette and Clark cover recent police abuse events, how we got here, and what to do about it.

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A dangerous game

President Trump is, by all accounts, the first social media president. His use of these platforms allowed him to side-step political insiders, win the GOP nomination, and find his way into the oval office. The megaphone that sites like Facebook and Twitter have provided the president is unprecedented, and announcements traditionally made from rose gardens […]

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The Great Antidote – Ed Glaeser

On this week’s episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Ed Glaeser, she is joined by guest Ed Glaeser. In their discussion, Juliette and Ed cover the current housing crisis, potential solutions, and the advantages brought on by urban life.

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The surprising leaders in the fight against climate change

U.S. companies are succeeding where the federal government has failed Inthe months since Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez released the Green New Deal (GND), Democratic presidential hopefuls have been promoting their own climate proposals. Some have thrown their full support behind the Green New Deal, while others like former Representative Beto O’Rourke have unveiled plans that take a more […]

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Remote work and the screen-time debate

Screens are winning, and that’s not a bad thing In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the country are working from home at unprecedented levels. Although remote work has been on the rise for some time now, up until the pandemic, the trend was relatively slow. Gallup found that from 2012 to 2016, the percentage […]

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The Great Antidote – Randy Barnett

On this week’s episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Randy Barnett. In their discussion, Juliette and Randy cover constitutional law, originalism, and his new book with Josh Blackman, An Introduction to Constitutional Law: 100 Supreme Court Cases Everyone Should Know.

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The Great Antidote – David French

On this week’s episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest David French. In their discussion, Juliette and David cover freedom of speech, especially on college campuses, and the freedom of religion.

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Radio: Contact Tracing and Technology

Lowman Henry of American Radio Journal talks with senior research fellow, William Rinehart, about the promise and pitfalls of contact tracing. Will notes that application based contact tracing should only be considered as a supplement to manual contact tracing.

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Which jobs and industries are most affected by COVID-19?

State-level analysis and implications for future aid packages he COVID-19 pandemic continues to create an unprecedented effect on the economy, increasing unemployment to levels not seen since the Great Depression. Many jobs have been lost, and claims for unemployment insurance have surpassed by far the all-time high. In fact, as figure 1 shows, over the […]

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The Apple Google API is a supplement to manual tracing, not a substitute

This week Apple and Google rolled out a new application programming interface (API), which is meant to help in the fight against COVID. The “Exposure Notification API” gives public health officials and other selected developers the ability to create new mobile applications that would alert users if they came into contact with someone positively tagged as […]

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The Great Antidote – Michael Strain

On this week’s episode of The Great Antidote podcast with Juliette Sellgren, she is joined by guest Michael Strain. In their discussion, Juliette and Michael cover the American Dream today and everything about populism! Michael Strain is the Director of Economic Policy Studies and the Arthur F. Burns Scholar in Political Economy at the American Enterprise […]

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The value of sanctuary

And its benefits to society Even before he was elected, President Trump campaigned on anti-immigration issues. And since he took office, Trump has fought immigration more than any other recent President. He has made out immigrants to be “bad hombres” — criminals who are disrupting the American way of life. His efforts to reduce immigration include building a border […]

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