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Gale Pooley Discusses The Simon Abundance Index on The Human Progress Podcast

Gale Pooley joined his colleague Marian Tupy to give an annual update on their Simon Abundance Index. Named after University of Maryland economist Julian Simon, the Simon Abundance Index measures the change in abundance of resources over a period of time. Read More ›
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How China’s Economy and Trade Policies with the U.S. Have Changed

Part two of Discovery Senior Fellow Scott Powell's three-part discussion with China expert Bill Perry. Powell and Perry discuss how the economy of China has changed and why it’s necessary for the U.S. to have trade policies that protect our intellectual property and demand fairness and reciprocity. Read More ›
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skid row in los angeles, california

The Invisible Asylum

The story of American deinstitutionalization has become familiar. In a long arc—from President Kennedy’s Community Mental Health Act of 1963 to the present—federal and state governments dismantled mental asylums and released the psychiatrically disturbed into the world. Read More ›
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Congressman Tom Cotton of Arkansas speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
Photo by Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Senator Cotton’s Stand

Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton introduced legislation to ban critical race theory trainings in the United States military. The bill is concise, and desperately needed. Read More ›
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Subversive Education

Last year, the Wake County Public School System, which serves the greater Raleigh, North Carolina area, held an equity-themed teachers’ conference with sessions on “whiteness,” “microaggressions,” “racial mapping,” and “disrupting texts,” encouraging educators to form “equity teams” in schools and push the new party line: “antiracism.” Read More ›
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we the people

The Equality Act: The Next Step for the Cancel Culture?

There has always been tension between freedom and equality in the United States. History shows us that the American vision expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution to protect individual freedom and provide equal opportunity was not realized in the first decade of the Republic. Read More ›
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Revenge of the Gods

Next week, the California Department of Education will vote on a new statewide ethnic studies curriculum that advocates for the “decolonization” of American society and elevates Aztec religious symbolism—all in the service of a left-wing political ideology. Read More ›
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Critical Race Fragility

The Left has denounced the “war on woke,” but it is afraid to defend the principles of critical race theory in public debate. Read More ›