Economics

Center on Wealth, Poverty, and Morality

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The Harm in “Harm Reduction”

As cities in the United States, including San Francisco, Denver, Philadelphia, and Seattle, consider opening their own safe-injection sites, they should understand the full consequences of these practices. Read More ›
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Why Marriage Matters

Please join us Tuesday, August 4th, at noon PT for a webinar featuring Dr. Brad Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project. Discovery Institute’s Christopher F. Rufo will interview Wilcox about the role of marriage in free enterprise, wealth accumulation, and happiness. Read More ›
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Cult Programming in Seattle

Last month, the City of Seattle’s Office of Civil Rights sent an email inviting “white City employees” to attend a training session on “Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness.” Read More ›
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The Bill Walton Show: Reality Economics 101 with Don Boudreaux and John Tamny

On this week's episode of The Bill Walton Show, Discovery Senior Fellow Bill Walton has a wide ranging conversation about all things economic with Donald Boudreaux, best-selling author, professor of economics at George Mason University who writes the popular blog Cafe Hayek and John Tamny, editor of Real Clear Markets, an editor for Forbes Magazine and the author of “The End of Work” and “They’re Both Wrong.” Even if, or maybe especially, you think economics is too abstract or arcane or harsh, this is a fresh and engaging take that everyone can learn from. Read More ›
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Photo courtesy of Zane at Unsplash.

The End of Chaz

Early this morning, a phalanx of Seattle police officers, armed with long batons and semiautomatic rifles, cleared out the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. Seattle can now begin to reckon with the damage. Read More ›
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Washington’s Prophetic Warning

President Trump paid tribute to George Washington when he recently delivered the 2020 convocation speech at West Point. He missed an opportunity to mention that Washington’s “Farewell Address” was a warning to the nation that America’s greatest threat would be internal, rather than external military incursions. Read More ›
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Bill Dembski on a DYI Decentralized Currency

Jay Richards interviews mathematician, entrepreneur, and philosopher, Dr. Bill Dembski, about his unique thought experiment regarding how one could create a decentralized, DIY, information-based currency. Richards also explores with Dembski the concepts of natural and artificial intelligence. Trained as a mathematician and philosopher, Dr. Bill Dembski is a writer, editor, and researcher whose books and articles range over mathematics, engineering, Read More ›

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Photo by Florian Olivio at Unsplash.

Antifa Makes Its Move

Behind the scenes, antifa has done the unthinkable: establish political power in major American cities. Read More ›