Economics

Center on Wealth, Poverty, and Morality

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Survival of the Fittest or Survival of the Statist?

John West, Discovery Institute Vice President and author of Darwin Day in America, describes the history of social Darwinism and its influence on economics, government policy, and social institutions.

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The Bill Walton Show: Why America Must Remain the World’s Preeminent Seapower

After decades of cuts to shipbuilding and maintenance, the United States Navy has been stripped down to a fleet barely larger than it was 100 years ago, in1916. Meanwhile, China has dramatically increased its spending on its Navy, as well as on its Air Force, cyberspace and electronic warfare capabilities. Alarmingly, Beijing is building islands in the South China Sea, threatening trade routes and menacing allies. Read More ›
Marian Tupy and Gale Pooley on Human Progress Podcast
Marian Tupy and Gale Pooley on Human Progress Podcast

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 ›
Powell and Perry Interview 2

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 ›