RealClear Radio Hour – Unconventional Optimist

19 Jun

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Unconventional Optimist

June 18, 2016

Kevin Kelly, co-founder and Senior Maverick of Wired magazine and author of The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future, dares us to trust technology as the answer to a wide variety of questions. Kelly explores how our growing technology-empowered nexus—which he likens to an intelligent “super organism”— will inherently solve humanity’s challenges of the past and future. (Photo by: Christopher Michel)

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RealClear Radio Hour – Capitalist Tools

13 Jun

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Capitalist Tools

June 11, 2016

Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media and author of Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming the Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity, discusses common sense reform proposals laid out in his new book looking to pull America out of its economic rut by encouraging growth and innovation.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Reframing Income Inequality

12 Jun

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Reframing Income Inequality

June 11, 2016

Ryan Young, CEI fellow and co-author of two new major studies—“People Not Ratios: Why the Debate over Income Inequality Asks the Wrong Questions” and “The Rising Tide: Answering the Right Questions in the Inequality Debate”—draws the crucial distinction between absolute and relative poverty and celebrates market economies as the greatest poverty reducer in history. Young encourages anti-poverty advocates to seek to raise the economic floor rather than lower the ceiling by expanding opportunity. He touts reforms like ending restrictive occupational licensing in order to foster sustainable economic development.

Ryan Young

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RealClear Radio Hour – Wizard of Economics

11 Jun

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Wizard of Economics

June 11, 2016

Dr. Bruce Yandle, dean emeritus of Clemson University’s College of Business and Behavioral Science and winner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s 2016 Julian L. Simon Memorial Award, carries on Simon’s legacy—celebrating people and freedom as the ultimate resources. Yandle describes the current macroeconomic scene—defined by slow growth, sliding into global currency and trade wars—and challenges us to correct course. The father of the “Bootleggers and Baptists” theory, he recounts the latest case with big tobacco, state governments, and health advocates looking to quash e-cigarettes.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Igniting Human Prosperity

6 Jun

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Igniting Human Prosperity

June 4, 2016

Donald J. Boudreaux, professor of economics at George Mason University and blogger at Café Hayek, breaks down top economic insights and misconceptions on inequality, labor, and trade. Boudreaux credits a favorable attitude shift toward innovation over the past 200 years for the vast improvements in prosperity during that time. He argues that inequality has narrowed and increasing access to wealth, health, and technology has enabled ordinary people today to live better than the richest a century ago.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Fighting Injustice in the Justice Sytstem

5 Jun

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Fighting Injustice in the Justice System

June 4, 2016

Stephanos Bibas, professor of law and criminology at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, former federal prosecutor, and author of The Machinery of Criminal Justice, advocates openness and consistency to reform the criminal justice bureaucracy. Bibas faults pervasive plea bargaining for the system’s game-like illegitimacy. He proposes repealing the ban on prison work in order to reduce recidivism and incentivize work, while maintaining relationships with families and employers.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Freedom and Tyranny in Latin America

29 May

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Cuban Freedom Fighter

May 28, 2016

Carlos Eire, Yale professor of history and religious studies, National Book Award winner, and author of Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, grieves for his native Cuba under the Castro regime— a socialist Jurassic Park. Evacuated to the U.S. during Operation Peter Pan in 1961, Eire shares his frustration and disappointment over the unrelenting repression of ordinary Cubans, President Obama’s failure to demand human rights concessions from Castro’s regime, and the million dollar tourist industry naively propping up the failed state.

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Music of Freedom

May 28, 2016

Arturo Sandoval, 10-time Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter and composer, and recent recipient of an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the University of Notre Dame, shares how he discovered jazz, was jailed in Cuba for listening to the “voice of the enemies,” and how it changed his life. A renowned jazz innovator, with more than 40 albums of varying styles, Sandoval celebrates individuality and the opportunity he found in America after defecting from Cuba.

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Latin American Pulse

May 28, 2016

Dr. Alejandro Chafuen, president of Atlas Network, analyzes the political situation across Latin America. Chafuen celebrates Latin Americans’ growing rejection of institutional populism, while lamenting the tragic situation in Venezuela, Chile’s retrogression, and the United States’ failure to challenge the Cuban dictatorship.

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RealClear Radio Hour – On-Demand Medical Testing

22 May

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On-Demand Medical Testing

May 21, 2016

Brandon Johnson, founder and president of Boston Microfluidics, shares why his single-drop, self-administered blood test device has been called the Netflix of medical testing. Despite solid results, Johnson reveals the hurdles to securing venture capital financing given the risks of FDA approval. Johnson is now taking his product to market overseas to help screen the heavily infected Egyptian population for hepatitis C.

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RealClear Radio Hour – On-Demand Internet Service

22 May

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On-Demand Internet Service

May 21, 2016

Charles Barr, founder and president of Webpass, describes how his company is building an organic network of wireless Internet service in cities across the country. One of few competitors to legacy network providers, Barr details the challenges of entering a market that answers to four regulatory regimes: telephone, video, cellular, and fiber. Barr proposes a preemptive Internet franchise solution to encourage greater competition and better, broader service.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Fomenting Renaissance

15 May

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Middle East Renaissance

May 14, 2016

Ricardo Karam, Lebanese talk show host, producer, and founder of the Takreem awards, shares his image of the Middle East and his mission to redefine the Arab world. In documentaries and with the Takreem awards, Karam combats both stereotypes and the fomenting of sectarian conflicts by celebrating unsung Arab heroes, who are leading by example in entrepreneurship, technological achievements, and elsewhere.

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Panamanian Renaissance

May 14, 2016

Surse Pierpoint, general manager of the Colón Free Zone and general manager of Colón Import & Export, recounts his family’s and Panama’s roaring history with the free trade zone since its creation in 1948. Pierpoint is now spearheading final implementation of the Colón Puerto Libre, which uses development incentives to encourage urban renewal and commercial expansion beyond the walled-in free zone.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Fighting Forced Unionism

9 May

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Fighting Forced Unionism

May 7, 2016

Rebecca Friedrichs, a California third grade teacher and lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association, and Terry Pell, her attorney and president of the Center for Individual Rights, discuss their recent challenge to forced union dues. Friedrichs and Pell argue that collective bargaining violates the First Amendment rights of teachers in 23 states, who are forced to support unions’ controversial political activities.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Dodd-Frank Star Chamber

8 May

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Dodd-Frank Star Chamber

May 7, 2016

Kyle Hauptman, Executive Director of Main Street Growth Project and member of the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies, recounts his time at Lehman Brothers during the 2008 bankruptcy. He discusses how federal regulators’ overzealous response significantly impacted local community banks, which played no role in the financial crisis. Hauptman argues Dodd-Frank created a tepid recovery, forestalling new small businesses—the biggest job creators—from launching.

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IPVanish Podcast: Is Mass Surveillance an Inevitability?

3 May

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Is Mass Surveillance an Inevitability?

I got to sit on the other side of the microphone recently as a guest on the IPVanish podcast discussing the recent Apple/FBI encryption case. You can listen to the podcast or read the transcript here.

If you missed it when it came around, you can find my Op-ed in US News and World Report that triggered this interview request here – Apple Employees: Just Say No

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RealClear Radio Hour – Criminal Justice Reform

1 May

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Ban the Box Champion

April 30, 2016

Dorsey Nunn, Executive Director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and Co-founder of All of Us or None, speaks firsthand about the challenges of reentering the workforce post-incarceration. Nunn argues that current laws peddle fear and encourage recidivism. He makes the case for reforms encouraging rehabilitation and opportunity such as the Ban the Box campaign he helped launch.

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Overcriminalization Reform

April 30, 2016

Marc Levin, Policy Director for Right on Crime and Director of the Center for Effective Justice at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, advocates sweeping reforms to fix our failing criminal justice system. Using measures like reduced recidivism rates and increased restitution for victims, Levin demonstrates how reforms can maximize public safety while strengthening communities and easing the taxpayer burden.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Climate Show Trials

25 Apr

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Climate Show Trials

April 23, 2016

Andrew Grossman, partner at BakerHostetler and cofounder of the Free Speech in Science Project, discusses a new campaign led by a coalition of state attorneys general and Al Gore to stifle free speech and public policy advocacy in the climate change debate. He describes the far-reaching implications of this political bullying and abuse of power and the potentially steep consequences to the perpetrators of such attacks on the First Amendment. Grossman is representing the Competitive Enterprise Institute in its challenge to a subpoena issued by U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker.

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RealClear Radio Hour – State Budget Maven

24 Apr

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State Budget Maven

April 23, 2016

John Nixon, the University of Utah’s Chief Administrative Officer, former Michigan budget director from 2011 to 2014, and 2012 Public Official of the Year, shares how he helped transform Michigan’s state government from a house of cards into a fiscally sound success story. Nixon drove the process to reform unfunded pension and healthcare liabilities, balance the budget, and cut business taxes to encourage significant growth and development.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Massachusetts Tax Revolt

18 Apr

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Massachusetts Tax Revolt

April 16, 2016

Barbara Anderson, founding executive director of Citizens for Limited Taxation, describes the campaign she led for Proposition 2½, the Massachusetts statute limiting property taxes, which has endured since 1980. Anderson commented on how the political landscape has changed in the 36 years since the measure’s passage and what she expected from the primaries this election season.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Exiting Obamacare

17 Apr

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Exiting Obamacare

April 16, 2016

Sally Pipes, president and CEO of the Pacific Research Institute, Forbes.com columnist, and author of The Way Out of Obamacare, shares her experience with Canada’s single-payer system and insists government health care cannot meet Americans’ demand for choice, affordability, and service. Pipes proposes reforms to put consumers back in the driver’s seat of their health care and coverage decisions.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Entrepreneurial Allure

11 Apr

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Entrepreneurial Allure

April 9, 2016

Levi Morehouse, founder and CEO of Ceterus, describes his own journey as a serial entrepreneur searching for success. After trying his hand at a number of industries, Morehouse shares how he realized his passion and bootstrapped the launch of his accounting software and assistance firm for small businesses, now in its first round of equity funding.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Enterprising Africa

10 Apr

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Enterprising Africa

April 9, 2016

Will Galvin, U.S. Executive Vice President of Self Help Africa, reveals how social enterprise in Africa is fostering entrepreneurship and making strides in the fight against poverty. As an example, Galvin explains how TruTrade, a promising new venture of technology-enabled trading networks across rural Africa, is empowering farmers to harness upstream profits to enable growth.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Scandinavian Bliss or Myth?

3 Apr

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Scandinavian Bliss

April 2, 2016

Michael Booth, author of The Almost Nearly Perfect People: Behind the Myth of the Scandinavian Utopia, discusses the Danish and Swedish cultural traditions. Booth, a British expat and long-term resident of Denmark, believes the renowned happiness of Scandinavians has become both a source of ethnic pride and a self-fulfilling prophecy based on low expectations, equality, and social conformity.

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Scandinavian Myth

April 2, 2016

Anders Vistisen, the youngest Member of European Parliament and a member of the Danish People’s Party, contends that overweening bureaucracy threatens the survival of the European project. Vistisen shares how this affects incentives and economic growth in Denmark, which is ranked as having one of the best entrepreneurial climates yet is deemed one of the worst countries to grow a business due to stifling overregulation.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Cyrus Nowrasteh’s Young Messiah

30 Mar

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Art and Politics of Storytelling

March 26, 2016

Cyrus Nowrasteh, award-winning screenwriter and director, shares how he has navigated through political attacks by ideologues on the right, left, and even the Ayatollah for his films The Day Reagan Was Shot, The Path to 9/11, and The Stoning of Soraya M. Nowrasteh reflects on being the son of Iranian immigrants and the inspiration for his latest film, The Young Messiah.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Lebanese Satirist, Wise In His Foolishness

30 Mar

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Middle East Spoof

March 26, 2016

Karl Sharro, architect and political and cultural satirist at Karl reMarks, comments on growing up during the Lebanese Civil War and the complexities of the Middle East. Sharro uses humor to challenge fatalism about the Middle East and encourage optimism and dynamism.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Democracy’s Fragile Foundations

20 Mar

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Populism’s Critic

March 19, 2016

Gloria Alvarez, radio host and project manager at the National Civic Movement (MCN) in Guatemala, discusses the history of the caudillos and the machinery of populism in Latin America. With the grassroots social movement MCN, Alvarez advocates for empowering citizens, restoring individual rights, and rescuing republican institutions.

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Supranational Heresy

March 19, 2016

Todd Huizinga, U.S. diplomat from 1992-2012 and director of International Outreach at the Acton Institute, discusses his new book, The New Totalitarian Temptation: Global Governance and the Crisis of Democracy in Europe. Huizinga warns of the risks to both individual liberty and national sovereignty posed by a globalist world order.

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U.S. News and World Report – Apple v. FBI

18 Mar

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Apple Employees: Just Say No

Coercing Apple engineers to create a backdoor to encryption could amount to involuntary servitude for the government.

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The FBI is putting relentless pressure on Apple to hack the encrypted iPhone recovered from the San Bernardino shooters. For thwarting ongoing efforts to force technology companies to introduce backdoors for their encrypted products, Apple should be commended. All Americans need to pay attention to this battle, because it’s not free speech, due process or self-incrimination rights we should be worried about. What is really at stake is the 13th Amendment rights of Apple employees. Can the U.S. government force an individual – any American – to work for it?

“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

The FBI is not asking Apple to turn over something in its possession, a power it certainly has, subject to due process. Rather it is trying to command Apple to create and surrender a hacked version of its iPhone operating system that will allow it to bypass protections, such as the phone deleting data after repeated incorrect attempts to guess the password. Also, who has to actually create this software? And under what power granted by the U.S. Constitution can the federal government force engineers to do so?

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RealClear Radio Hour: Ending the Corporate Welfare Racket

13 Mar

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Free the Market: Ending the Corporate Welfare Racket

March 12, 2016

At the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference, host Bill Frezza moderated a lively panel discussion on the corrosiveness of cronyism. Despite public outcry, big businesses and big government have institutionalized corporate welfare, where taxpayer-supported subsidies, bailouts, and regulations that crowd out competitors are exchanged for votes, campaign contributions, and job security in DC’s ‘revolving door’ of lobbying and consulting gigs. The panelists included Washington Examiner columnist Tim Carney, Alison Fraser of the Charles Koch Institute, Matthew Mitchell of the Mercatus Center, and Peter Schweizer of the Government Accountability Institute. They suggested increasing transparency and exposing cronyist businesses and politicians as the solution.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Environmentalists Assault the Law and Raid the Treasury

6 Mar

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Unauthorized Paris Climate Treaty

March 5, 2016

Marlo Lewis, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and author of The Paris Climate Agreement is a Treaty Requiring Senate Review, discusses President Obama’s attempt to enact the Paris agreement without the Senate’s consent. Lewis argues this is an unconstitutional overreach and an egregious attempt to politically freeze the regulatory trajectory for years to come—including the EPA’s so-called Clean Power Plan, which would increase energy costs for all Americans, but whose enactment has been stayed by the Supreme Court pending unresolved litigation.

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Biofuels: Gospel or Scandal?

March 5, 2016

Robert Bryce, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future, relates how the biofuel industry’s decades-long record of failure has been fueled by the entrenched political machine of mandates, special interest lobbies, and the Iowa caucus. Still, Bryce remains optimistic that we will continue to innovate our way out of contemporary challenges.

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CPAC Invitation – Ending the Corporate Welfare Racket

1 Mar

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The Competitive Enterprise Institute invites you to join RealClear Radio Hour host Bill Frezza this Thursday for a live recording event: “Free the Market: Ending the Corporate Welfare Racket.” Bill will moderate a lively panel discussion with Tim Carney, Alison Fraser, Matthew Mitchell, and Peter Schweizer.

Thursday, March 3, 2016
4:00pm – 5:30pm EST

Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)
Chesapeake Rooms 1 & 2
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland

Details here
Register here

Can’t make the event? Catch the panel broadcast on Saturday, March 12th on Bloomberg Radio San Francisco, Bloomberg Radio Boston, iHeartRadio, local affiliates nationwide, and following on podcast.

For more on the fight against government favoritism, check out the episode of RealClear Radio Hour on creating a trans-partisan alliance against cronyism with Ralph Nader and Brink Lindsey on iTunes.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group in Washington, D.C. CEI promotes the institutions of liberty and works to remove government-created barriers to economic freedom, innovation, and prosperity through timely analysis, effective advocacy, inclusive coalition-building, and strategic litigation.

RealClear Radio Hour – Millennials Hold Our Future In Their Hands

28 Feb

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Millennials & Political Myths

February 27, 2016

Jared Meyer, fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of Disinherited: How Washington is Betraying America’s Young, decodes capitalism, socialism, and the latest fad—democratic socialism. Meyer argues that while millennials are sympathetic to democratic socialist rhetoric, the realities of the ideology don’t really align with their beliefs.

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Curating Political Choice

February 27, 2016

Matt Kibbe, personal, civil, and economic liberties advocate and author of Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto, contrasts the modern a la carte world of products, services, and opinions with the two party system’s dearth of choice. Kibbe, who remains hopeful about our political future, is launching FreeThePeople.org to engage the independent millennial generation in cultural and political discourse.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Class Action Scourge

22 Feb

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Class Action Scourge

February 20, 2016

Ted Frank, Director of the Center for Class Action Fairness at CEI, discusses the pending suit against Uber to reclassify drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. Frank asserts that a ruling in the plaintiff’s favor would cripple the ride-sharing business model but offer a lucrative payout for the Boston lawyer spearheading the suit.

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RealClear Radio Hour Podcast – Bootstrap Boxer

21 Feb

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Bootstrap Boxer

February 20, 2016

Ed “Black Magic” Latimore, undefeated professional heavyweight boxer from Pittsburgh, shares how he managed to avoid the seduction of victimhood and pull himself out of the projects to develop his boxing career and pursue a double major in physics and electrical engineering at Duquesne University.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Rescuing Public Parks

15 Feb

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Rescuing Public Parks

February 13, 2016

Warren Meyer, founder and president of Recreation Resource Management, shares how he has successfully managed public parks for nearly 25 years. Meyer advocates for whole park concessions—privatized management of public parks—to save them from closure and agency mismanagement.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Government Science Monopoly

14 Feb

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Government Science Monopoly

February 13, 2016

Richard Lindzen, atmospheric physicist, MIT professor emeritus, and lead author of the “Physical Climate Processes and Feedbacks” chapter of the 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, attributes climate hype to politics, money, and propaganda. Lindzen particularly takes issue with the “97% consensus” claim that is being used to stifle debate and demonize skeptics.

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RealClear Radio Hour – PC University

8 Feb

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PC University

February 6, 2016

Eric Graf, Universidad Francisco Marroquin professor and author of Cervantes and Modernity, celebrates Don Quijote de la Mancha’s influence on the classical liberal tradition and laments how political correctness has overwhelmed academic freedom on campuses across the U.S.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Nurturing Our Budding CEOs

7 Feb

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Nurturing Our Budding CEOs

February 6, 2016

Jeff Sandefer, co-founder and middle school teacher at the Acton Academy, shares his novel approach to education—emboldening children to be heroes on a hero’s journey. Sandefer recounts stories from the Acton Children’s Business Fair and how adeptly children as young as five embrace entrepreneurship.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Greece and Cuba. What’s next?

31 Jan

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Softer Euro Greases Greek Goodbye?

January 30, 2016

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Elena Panaritis, founder of Thought for Action, former World Bank economist, and special advisor to the Greek PASOK government, faults cronyist political systems and the special interests that thrive under them as the major obstacles to reform. Panaritis argues Greece is the canary in the coal mine for dysfunctional states throughout the European Union, and expects new austerity plans and devaluation in the coming years.

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Reflections of a Cuban Revolutionary

January 30, 2016

Carlos Alberto Montaner

Carlos Alberto Montaner, journalist and author of dozens of books, including The Cubans: The History of Cuba in One Lesson, shares how he escaped a 20-year prison sentence by the Castro regime on false charges of being a CIA agent. Montaner discusses the lasting legacy of the Castro brothers and their failed efforts to export Communist revolution.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Hounded Out of Business

24 Jan

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Endangered Fishermen

January 23, 2016

David Goethel, New England groundfisherman and board member of the Center for Sustainable Fisheries, describes new regulations that even the government expects will bankrupt more than half the industry. Goethel and fellow East Coast fishermen are suing the Department of Commerce over the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) recent decision to make fishermen pay for private contractors who will serve as regulatory at-sea monitors.

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Hudson Valley Extinction

January 23, 2016

Karen Moreau, President, CEO, and co-founder of the Foundation for Land and Liberty, whose family owns the last commercial mushroom farm in New York, discusses how production industries throughout the Hudson Valley are being forced out of business by government taxation, regulation, eminent domain seizures, confiscatory zoning laws, and fracking bans at the behest of downstate elites.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Criminal Justice Reform and the War on Drugs

17 Jan

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Post-Serpico

January 16, 2016

Jonathan Blanks, managing editor of PoliceMisconduct.net and research associate at the Cato Institute’s Project on Criminal Justice, discusses gun control, police shootings, and the blue wall of silence. Blanks posits that while police corruption has become less pervasive, incidents of misconduct that do occur are even more pernicious.

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Violence of Prohibition

January 16, 2016

Major Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement against Prohibition (LEAP) and 34-year veteran of the Maryland State Police and Baltimore Police Department, discusses how the failed war on drugs pits communities and police against one another, with tragic consequences.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Bureaucrats’ Burgeoning Burden on Families and Entrepreneurs

10 Jan

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Reforming to Save

January 9, 2016

Salim Furth, research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis, looks at the cost of government policy mistakes on the average American family, including burdensome land use regulations, licensing requirements, and energy mandates. Common sense reforms, he calculates, could save the average American household over four thousand dollars every year.

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Mom vs. Department of Labor

January 9, 2016

Rhea Lana Riner, mom, entrepreneur, and founder of Rhea Lana’s Children’s Consignment Events, tells the story of how she grew her business from a living room sale to a nationwide franchise. Riner is now being forced to defend her business model in a lawsuit against the Department of Labor, which claims her local volunteer consignors should be categorized as employees owed back wages, even though no volunteers complained or even responded to government solicitations to file suit.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Race, Class or Culture?

4 Jan

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Humanity First

Dr. Anthony Bradley, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at King’s College and author of Black and Tired: Essays on Race, Politics, Culture and International Development, redefines what many classify as racial issues as class issues instead. Bradley encourages embracing individual ethics, freedom, and private initiative to help the less advantaged.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Family Medicine Man

3 Jan

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Family Medicine Man

Dr. David Neuburger, who recently retired from 32 years in family practice, shares his experience on the changing medical landscape—from ballooning medical school debt and restrictions on residents to the effects of malpractice suits and counter-productive protocols dictated by insurance coverage requirements.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Remembering, Celebrating & Defending Our Patrimony

27 Dec

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Legacies of Empire

On his 75th birthday, Fred Smith, founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute and Director of the Center for Advancing Capitalism, takes a historical look at the persisting tension between free marketers and progressives. Smith celebrates the oft-vilified leaders of America’s Industrial Revolution—from James J. Hill to John D. Rockefeller—for ushering in the Age of Enterprise.

Fred Smith

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A New Magna Carta

John Cochrane, senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, discusses his recent paper, The Rule of Law in the Regulatory State. Cochrane shines a light on how the unchecked power of regulatory agencies threatens political freedom, as well as economic growth and dynamism.

John Cochrane

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RealClear Radio Hour – Censorship and Neglect

21 Dec

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Censorship and Neglect

December 19, 2015

Ken White, criminal defense attorney, former federal prosecutor, and lead contributor to the popular political blog Popehat, examines corrupting legal influences, from the rampant calls to limit free speech to the system’s failure to confront prosecutorial abuse.

Ken White

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RealClear Radio Hour – Mom vs. Boogey Man

20 Dec

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Mom vs. Boogey Man

December 19, 2015

Danielle Meitiv, climate scientist and free-range mom, recounts how she, her husband, and their young children were repeatedly and crudely accosted, detained, and interrogated by the police and Child Protective Services in Maryland for letting the children play and walk in their quiet suburban neighborhood unescorted.  Find out why she’s suing to help end such abuses.

Danielle Meitiv

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RealClear Radio Hour – The Miracle of New Zealand

13 Dec

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The Miracle of New Zealand

December 12, 2015

For our 100th broadcast, Host Bill Frezza shares the story of New Zealand’s successful economic turnaround, featuring interviews with former finance ministers Sir Roger Douglas and Ruth Richardson, the political reformers who spearheaded New Zealand’s transformation from a welfare state saddled with crushing public debt, rampant inflation, and a closed and moribund economy, to one of the freest, most prosperous, and open countries in the world.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Freedom of Speech vs. Freedom from Offense

6 Dec

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Polarizing Media

December 5, 2015

Ashe Schow, commentary writer for the Washington Examiner, discusses the hype and hoaxes in recent news coverage of campus issues, as well as of the “war on women,” and how biased reporting has caused public trust in the media to fall to a historical low.

Ashe Schow

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Intellectual Safety

December 5, 2015

Jonathan Rauch, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Yale alumnus, and renowned free speech advocate, explains how the recent campus uproars for freedom from offense are antithetical to one of the core missions of a university: a robust exchange of ideas.

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RealClear Radio Hour – Common Sense Environmentalists

29 Nov

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Rocker Conservationist

November 28, 2015

Chuck Leavell, long-time Rolling Stones keyboardist, conservationist, and award winning tree farmer at Charlane Plantation, shares his passion for common sense environmental stewardship and sustainable forestry.

Chuck Leavell

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Apocalypse Averted

November 28, 2015

Patrick Allitt, Emory University professor of American history and author of A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism, recounts the many predictions of impending catastrophe made by experts that proved unwarranted over the years, and applies the lessons learned to our current fears about climate change.

Patrick Allitt

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RealClear Radio Hour – Matt Ridley Explains Crowdsourced Evolution

23 Nov

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Crowdsourced Evolution

NOV 21, 2015

Matt Ridley, author of The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge, explains how all human progress—from language, morality, and marriage customs to common law, science, and technological innovation—arises from incremental, bottom-up developments born from repeat interactions.

matt ridley

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RealClear Radio Hour – Poverty Inc. and the Devils’ Bargain

22 Nov

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The Devil’s Bargain

NOV 21, 2015

Mark Weber, Co-producer of the award winning documentary Poverty, Inc., challenges foreign aid as the lynchpin of a global poverty industry that enriches benefactors while eliminating opportunities and purchasing power for the supposed beneficiaries. Weber advocates empowering the world’s poor through access to and participation in markets, rather than treating them as objects of charity.

Mark Weber

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RealClear Radio Hour – Smugglers, Rebels & Entrepreneurs

15 Nov

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American Colossus

Nov 14, 2015

John Steele Gordon, historian and author of An Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power, gives a colorful account of a nation built by smugglers, rebels, and entrepreneurs who became industry giants.

John Steele Gordon

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Private Alternatives

Nov 14, 2015

Edward Stringham, Trinity College professor and author of Private Governance: Creating Order in Economic and Social Life, recounts successful examples of voluntary associations and bottom-up order from the first stock market in Amsterdam in the 1600s to the still extant private police force in San Francisco.

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