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The Doctor Is In: Scott Atlas And The Efficacy Of Lockdowns, Social Distancing, And Closings

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Dr. Scott Atlas’s prescription includes more protection for people in nursing homes, two weeks of strict self-isolation for those with mild symptoms, and most importantly, the opening of all K–12 schools.

The Doctor Is In: Scott Atlas and the Efficacy of Lockdowns, Social Distancing, and Closings

interview with Scott W. Atlasvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, June 22, 2020

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Dr. Scott Atlas’s prescription includes more protection for people in nursing homes, two weeks of strict self-isolation for those with mild symptoms, and most importantly, the opening of all K–12 schools.

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Jimmy Lai: The Last, Best Hope for Saving Democracy in Hong Kong

interview with Jimmy Laivia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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Jimmy Lai explains the widening crackdown the Chinese Communist Party is imposing on Hong Kong, including his interpretation of the recently proposed national security law, which Lai believes will give China the ability to control all aspects of Hong Kong’s freedoms and culture and destroy the city’s financial and media businesses.

Jimmy Lai: The Last, Best Hope for Saving Democracy in Hong Kong

interview with Jimmy Laivia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Jimmy Lai explains the widening crackdown the Chinese Communist Party is imposing on Hong Kong, including his interpretation of the recently proposed national security law, which Lai believes will give China the ability to control all aspects of Hong Kong’s freedoms and culture and destroy the city’s financial and media businesses.

Mitch Daniels: Plain Talk From The President Of Purdue

interview with Mitch Danielsvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, June 5, 2020

In this wide-ranging conversation with Peter Robinson, Mitch Daniels discusses his insistence on keeping Purdue’s tuition below $10,000 and how he does it, his vision for Purdue that includes mix of online and onsite education, and his efforts to hire an ideologically diverse faculty and recruit students from various backgrounds and ethnicities. 

Mitch Daniels: Plain Talk From The President Of Purdue

interview with Mitch Danielsvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, June 5, 2020

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In this wide-ranging conversation with Peter Robinson, Mitch Daniels discusses his insistence on keeping Purdue’s tuition below $10,000 and how he does it, his vision for Purdue that includes mix of online and onsite education, and his efforts to hire an ideologically diverse faculty and recruit students from various backgrounds and ethnicities.

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Mitch Daniels: Plain Talk from the President of Purdue

interview with Mitch Danielsvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, June 4, 2020

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In this wide-ranging conversation with Peter Robinson, Daniels discusses his insistence on keeping Purdue’s tuition below $10,000 and how he does it, his vision for Purdue that includes mix of online and onsite education, and his efforts to hire an ideologically diverse faculty and recruit students from various backgrounds and ethnicities. 

Ross Douthat’s Decadent Society

interview with Ross Douthatvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

In his new book, The Decadent Society, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat presents a theory: “Western society stopped advancing in the second half of the 20th century."

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Ross Douthat’s Decadent Society

interview with Ross Douthatvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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In his new book, The Decadent SocietyNew York Times columnist Ross Douthat presents a theory: “Western society stopped advancing in the second half of the 20th century."

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How Innovation Works, with Matt Ridley

interview with Matt Ridleyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, May 18, 2020

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The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the world’s economies, the real story of Thomas Edison and why he was one of the greatest innovators in human history, why China may not be the threat it appears to be (at least not technologically), and some predictions as to what the world may look like in 2050.

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