Tag: government lockdown

Amity Shlaes joins Brian Anderson to discuss a classical liberal perspective on the coronavirus shutdown, the similar responses of U.S. mayors to violent disorder in both the late 1960s and in 2020, and the shift in what’s considered acceptable economic thought in journalism. Read Shlaes’ latest book, Great Society: A New History, to learn more.

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Like most people in the United States, we haven’t gone in-person to a church for a while. That’s quite a change for us. From July 2014 through December 2018, my wife and I went to a different church every week. 2016 was an amazing year when we went traveled to a different state every week (yup, all […]

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Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) joined host Ben Domenech to discuss the danger of big tech censorship for the American public. Rep. Buck’s new book, “Capitol Freedom: Restoring American Greatness,” is out now.

Many Republicans argue all private companies ought to remain unfettered by government intervention, but Buck argues that big tech companies such as Google don’t use the extreme level of power they wield over free speech fairly. He debunked the idea that there’s no relationship between privacy and size, saying that if these companies didn’t have a monopoly on free speech, they couldn’t get away with their actions.

Avik Roy joined host Ben Domenech to discuss the debate over how and when to reopen schools amid government lockdowns. Roy serves as the president of the  Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity and the opinion editor at Forbes.

While following realistic protocol to ensure students’ safety, Roy asserts that schools must open this fall for children to have the greatest chance for success. It would be detrimental for students to not reap the mental, emotional, and physical benefits that schooling provides, he said. It also produces a large disparity between lower class and upper class children.

Economist Donald J. Boudreaux joined host Ben Domenech to discuss the long-lasting economic impact of the government shutdown. Boudreaux is a Professor of Economics at George Washington University, and serves as a Senior Fellow at the Mercatus Center and The Fund for American Studies.

Boudreaux wrote an article earlier this week titled “Who is Making Decisions About Our Lives?” in which he outlined the limited knowledge American leaders have. The American people also don’t understand, he argued, the government’s decision to have the Federal Reserve print money doesn’t create actual wealth in the form of any goods and services.