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Center on Wealth, Poverty, and Morality

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Still from America Lost by Christopher Rufo (CC-BY-ND)

‘America Lost’ Premiering Tonight on PBS World

Check out Director of Discovery Institute's Center on Wealth and Poverty Christopher Rufo's newest film tonight on PBS World. The film will air at 6 PM and again at 10 PM (pacific time). If you are unable to catch the film tonight or can't find it in your area, the film is also available for free online. Read More ›
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Mob Rule in Seattle

Activists in Seattle have long sought to transform the city into a progressive utopia. But after the death of George Floyd, they accelerated their plans — and sought to implement them by force. This is the story of the recent unrest and the anarchy to come. Christopher Rufo is the director of the Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty. Read More ›

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People on the Conference room

State-enforced Racial Segregation — by Progressives

State-sanctioned racial segregation ended with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 but has recently returned in an unlikely place: government agencies in Seattle. According to new whistleblower documents I’ve reviewed, at least three public agencies in the region have implemented race-segregated diversity trainings. Read More ›
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Revisiting the Simon-Ehrlich Wager 40 Years On

And so, as you listen to the purveyors of doom on the television and the radio, and read apocalyptic predictions of humanity’s future on Twitter and in the newspapers, bear in mind that with every hungry mouth comes a pair of hands and a brain capable of thought, planning, and innovation. Read More ›
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Liberalism and Its Discontents

Liberalism and Its Discontents

In this webinar, Center on Wealth & Poverty Director Christopher Rufo speaks with Professor Patrick Deneen about his most recent book Why Liberalism Failed, the civil unrest sweeping the nation, and the upcoming election. Patrick J. Deneen is Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame and has written four books, including The Odyssey of Political Theory, Democratic Faith, Conserving America?, and Read More ›

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Why Independents will Decide the November 3rd Election

Leadership always starts with vision. Whether or not a debate format and schedule gets back on track, President Trump needs to focus effective communication to independent voters on key domestic policy issues in the home stretch of the campaign. Read More ›
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Lab Coat Tyranny

Public health authorities in California have unveiled a plan that requires counties to meet new “health equity metrics” in order to emerge from the current Covid-19 lockdowns. It’s a broad experiment in social justice. Read More ›
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President Donald J. Trump signs the Constitution Day, Citizenship Day, and Constitution Week 2020 Proclamation Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, during the White House Conference on American History at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C
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Christopher Rufo in the Wall Street Journal: The Truth About Critical Race Theory

Moderator Chris Wallace asked President Trump during last week’s debate why he “directed federal agencies to end racial-sensitivity training that addresses white privilege or critical race theory.” Mr. Trump answered: “I ended it because it’s racist.” Participants “were asked to do things that were absolutely insane,” he explained. “They were teaching people to hate our country.” Read More ›