Economics

Center on Wealth, Poverty, and Morality

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Blue light flasher atop of a police car. City lights on the background.
Blue light flasher atop of a police car. City lights on the background.

Caitlin Bassett Discusses Washington State Police Reforms on The Lars Larson Show

Discovery Institute's Caitlin Basset joined Lars Larson to explain how Washington State's new police reforms, which are intended to protect citizens from excessive uses of force, are actually putting the mentally ill at more risk. Read More ›
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Washington State Capitol Building
Washington State Capitol Building

Washington State Police Reforms Fail the Mentally Ill

When Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a dozen new polic reforms on May 18, he called them "a moral mandate" that would “create a system of accountability and integrity stronger than anywhere else in the nation.” Read More ›
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2021 Gilder Fellows Virtual Seminar

If you or someone you know would benefit from a better understanding of the intersection of free markets and technology, the ongoing debate about capitalism vs. socialism, how to compassionately care for the homeless or those in poverty, or the best ways to defeat the nihilistic ideology of scarcity, you won’t want to miss your chance to learn directly from these renowned experts. 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 ›
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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 ›