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Area 45: Anticipating Global Insecurity With Amy Zegart

interview with Amy Zegartvia Area 45
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Lessons learned in keeping cargo planes moving, hotel guests protected – and possibly coffee customers better served. 

In the News

Op-Ed: The Myth Of Sisyphus And The Achievement Gap

quoting Eric Hanushekvia NJ Spotlight
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The tension between Americans’ belief in equality of educational opportunity and personal liberty means there will always be an achievement gap.

In the News

Fed Officials Are Basically Born With Their Beliefs, Study Finds

quoting Michael D. Bordovia Market Watch
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Study examines gender, religion and education backgrounds of Fed officials since the 1960s.

In the News

Is Kanye West Cracking The Ice Of Identity-Politics?

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Cape May County Herald
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Within the last number of weeks, I saw a crack in the long-frozen ice of identity-politics, and it only grabbed my attention when hip-hop megastar Kanye West spoke out.

In the News

The Politically Correct Vision Of 'Pope Francis: A Man of His Word'

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Christian Post
Friday, May 25, 2018

"Pope Francis: A Man of His Word" is a documentary depicting the worldview of Pope Francis on a number of social, spiritual and political issues. Rather than telling Pope Francis's life story, the documentary takes a philosophical and sometimes political approach.

Analysis and Commentary

Iain Mcgilchrist On The Divided Brain And The Master And His Emissary

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, May 28, 2018

Psychiatrist and author Iain McGilchrist talks about his book, The Master and His Emissary, with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. McGilchrist argues we have misunderstand the purpose and effect of the divided brain. The left side is focused, concrete, and confident while the right side is about integration of ourselves with the complexity of the world around us. McGilchrist uses this distinction to analyze the history of western civilization. 

In the News

Capitalism Vs. Socialism

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Times-Republican
Monday, May 28, 2018

Several recent polls, plus the popularity of Sen. Bernie Sanders, demonstrate that young people prefer socialism to free market capitalism. That, I believe, is a result of their ignorance and indoctrination during their school years, from kindergarten through college. For the most part, neither they nor many of their teachers and professors know what free market capitalism is.

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Area 45: The 2018 Election – A Second Quarter Update

interview with Douglas Riversvia Area 45
Friday, May 25, 2018

Doug Rivers explains what current survey data suggests about the political fortunes of President Trump and the upcoming elections.

Analysis and Commentary

Dishonest Policymaking Stings The European Commission On Honeybee Health

by Henry I. Millervia The Daily Caller
Friday, May 25, 2018
Misconceptions about the physical and biological world can persist long after the science is settled.
In the News

A Leading Monetary Historian Says He’s Bombarded With “Phony” Crypto Pitches

featuring Niall Fergusonvia Quartz
Friday, May 25, 2018

Niall Ferguson, who wrote a seminal book on the history of money, has been getting a bunch of pitches for dodgy crypto schemes lately. At a recent seminar hosted by the Bank of England, Ferguson affirmed that he’s open to the concept of bitcoin, but initial coin offerings (ICOs)—a kind of unregulated crowdfunding laced with crypto speculation—are a step too far.

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