Economics

Center on Wealth, Poverty, and Morality

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“Safe Injection Sites” Aren’t Safe, Effective or Wise. Just Ask Canadians

If you've never heard of "safe injection sites" — public facilities for drug users to consume heroin, fentanyl and methamphetamine under the supervision of medical staff — you probably will soon. In cities such as Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco, drug legalization activists have launched a campaign to create such sites. Read More ›
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George Gilder, Wealth & Poverty 40 Years Later

Discovery Institute Senior Fellow Dr. Jay Richards interviews George Gilder, Discovery Institute co-founder, author, and technology futurist, regarding his ground-breaking best-seller, Wealth and Poverty, and how the principles of capitalism articulated in the book are as applicable today as they have ever been.

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What You Need To Know About Critical Race Theory

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Christopher Rufo (writer, filmmaker) about his reporting on critical race theory and Donald Trump’s executive order banning government agencies from receiving training involving critical race theory. Christopher gives a straightforward explanation to answer the question “what is critical race theory”, but also discusses its origins and toxic divisive effects. This is an Read More ›

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The Story of Money

Ed Moy, former Director of the U.S. Mint, shares five vignettes (“four births and a death”), which illustrate the evolution of modern concepts of money. Read More ›
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Cultural Marxism and Universal Misery

Dr. Scott Powell, Senior Fellow of Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth & Poverty, recaps traditional Marxism, describes how cultural Marxism developed, and explores where we stand today in terms of the theory’s being applied to modern social issues.

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Defending American Values, and History

In a speech yesterday at the National Archives, President Trump elevated a formerly obscure academic discipline — critical race theory — into a major theme in his campaign for reelection. Read More ›
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The 2020 Election Asks: Do You Want the People Who Believe America is Racist in Charge?

Surveying the urban war zones, property destruction, and the shuttered businesses across so many American cities, many wonder, “Just how did we get here, and will we ever regain normalcy?” Those two questions loom over the November election, but what’s really at stake is a choice between civilization and chaos. Read More ›