Economics

Center on Wealth, Poverty, and Morality

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Christopher Rufo with Reihan Salan for Manhattan Institute’s Young Leaders Circle

On September 16th, Manhattan Institute president Reihan Salam interviewed City Journal contributing editor Christopher Rufo who has established himself as an authority on the negative consequences of sometimes well-intentioned progressive policies designed to address homelessness, opioid addiction, incarceration, and other urban problems. Read More ›
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The New Social Order of America’s Poor

Chris Rufo, Director of Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty, describes “pockets of extreme poverty” in America’s cities, asks how this phenomenon is possible in modern America, and explores compassionate approaches to addressing this vexing social issue. Chris forwards the thesis that the federal bureaucracy’s has filled the economic vacuum left by stagnation in distressed communities and that these Read More ›

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Marxism at the Barricades

Christopher R. Rufo ( Director of Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth and Poverty) and Carlo Lancellotti (Professor of Mathematics at The City University of New York) discuss the relevance of communist thought in Italy on the neo-Marxist, identitarian movement roiling America's cities. Read More ›
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Christopher Rufo Vs. The CRT Goliath

My hero last week was Christopher Rufo, the young independent investigative journalist who revealed racist anti-white employee training going on at Sandia National Labs, and who made it onto Tucker Carlson’s show to talk about it. Result: a couple of days later, President Trump, acting through OMB Director Russell Vought, ordered the federal government to end training about “Critical Race Theory” and “white privilege.” Read More ›
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Black Lives Matter Protest in Auburn, WA
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Crushing the Barbarians Inside the Gates

More and more Americans in denial are being forced to face the reality that their country is on verge of being lost, with the barbarians not only inside the gates, but driving policy for the rest of us. Read More ›
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Biden’s National Mask Mandate is Absurd and Despotic

The new Biden-Harris ticket is off to a despotic start. Biden, armed with his new running mate Kamala Harris, held a press briefing on Thursday in which he called for a nationwide mask mandate. Read More ›
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Covid-19 Exposes the Roots of the Homeless Crisis in our Cities

“The coronavirus has started to reveal some long standing truths about homelessness, about addiction, and about mental illness,” explains Christopher Rufo director of Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty. “For the past decade, policy makers have largely avoided these questions, or, largely been in denial about the causes of homelessness.” Read More ›