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Greater Expectations (4:24)

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia American Radio Works
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The United States is in the midst of a huge education reform. The Common Core State Standards are a new set of expectations for what students should learn each year in school. The standards have been adopted by most states, though there’s plenty of controversy about them among activists and politicians. Most teachers, however, actually like the standards.

Blogs

Bone-Crushing Zombie Action

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Here at Lawfare, we try to spot critical legal issues impacting national security before they’re really upon us . . . and eating our brains. Too often, American policymakers have not taken emerging threats seriously, only to find themselves on the wrong side of finger-pointing national commissions after tragedy strikes.

Featured Commentary

Nathan Blecharczyk on Airbnb and the Sharing Economy

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, September 1, 2014

Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder and chief technology officer of Airbnb, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about Airbnb, one of the earliest companies to use technology to allow individuals to share underused resources, and in the case of Airbnb, housing. Blecharczyk and Roberts discuss how a design conference and the Democratic National Convention got Airbnb started, how the company aligns incentives to overcome the trust problem of house-sharing, and the rise of technology and online social networks to make a new business model possible. Along the way, Blecharczyk gives his take on the role of luck vs. skill in entrepreneurial success and how Airbnb plans to expand its product offerings in the future.

Interviews

Paul Gregory on the John Batchelor Show (29:44)

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Research Fellow Paul Gregory discusses Russian finances on the John Batchelor Show.

Interviews

Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Senior Fellow Richard Epstein discusses Libertarianism and current events in Ferguson, Missouri, on the John Batchelor Show.

Federal Reserve
Interviews

John Cochrane on the John Batchelor Show (19:30)

interview with John H. Cochrane via John Batchelor Show
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Senior Fellow John Cochrane discusses the Federal Reserve's meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on the John Batchelor Show.

Interviews

Angelo Codevilla on the John Batchelor Show (19:19)

interview with Angelo M. Codevillavia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Military History Working Group Member Angelo Codevilla discusses ISIS on the John Batchelor Show.

Trayvon Martin protest in Austin, Texas
Interviews

Victor Davis Hanson on Garrison Radio

interview with Victor Davis Hansonvia Garrison (WIBC)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses recent events in Ferguson and race in America on Garrison Radio.

Bonds
Interviews

John Cochrane on the Hays Advantage (28:47)

interview with John H. Cochrane via Bloomberg
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Senior Fellow John Cochrane discusses the bond market on the Hays Advantage.

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The Libertarian: “The Tragedies of Ferguson”

by Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What we can learn from the chaos in Missouri.

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