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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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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 ›
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Leading Economist and Developer of Time-Prices, Dr. Gale Pooley Appointed as a Fellow of Discovery Institute

Seattle — Discovery Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Gale L. Pooley to serve as a fellow with the Institute’s Center on Wealth and Poverty. “Gale Pooley is the world leader in the most important movement in contemporary economics — based on the recognition that wealth is knowledge, money is time, and the only true prices are Read More ›

Making American Intellectual Property Great Again

A deteriorating intellectual property regime in the U.S. has been quietly unfolding over the last decade and has contributed to the declining standard of living for middle class Americans, the stagnant economy, and the outsourcing of high-tech manufacturing. The Great Recession of 2008 technically ended in June 2009, but normal recovery never got traction in the next eight years of President Obama’s two terms. Read More ›

Senior Fellow John Miller Writes at The Seattle Times: Why Not a Free-Trade Pact With the U.K.?

Senior Fellow John R. Miller, former U.S. Representative and ambassador-at-large in the George W. Bush administration from 2002 2006,discusses new opportunities for trade brought about by the U.K.’s recent vote to exit from the EU. The next president, whoever it shall be, will have a tremendous opportunity to undo the damage Obama has done to British-American relations. Read Miller’s op-ed at the Seattle Times website.

Senior Fellow John Miller Writes at The Seattle Times: Why Not a Free-Trade Pact With the U.K.?

Senior Fellow John R. Miller, former U.S. Representative and ambassador-at-large in the George W. Bush administration from 2002 2006,discusses new opportunities for trade brought about by the U.K.’s recent vote to exit from the EU. The next president, whoever it shall be, will have a tremendous opportunity to undo the damage Obama has done to British-American relations. Read Miller’s op-ed at the Seattle Times website.

Listen: George Gilder at FreedomFest 2016

It’s time for a new paradigm of economic thought. The key to understanding–and instigating–economic growth, Gilder argues, lies in information theory. Hear from economist and NYT bestselling author George Gilder as he expounds on the key messages of his latest book The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does at the 2016 FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas. Listen here.