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Episode 17: Broadening the Horizons of Innovation

Dr. Jennifer K. Thompson is joined by Adam Thierer, a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercator Center at George Mason University, for a conversation about innovation and regulation during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. What stands in the way of entrepreneurship and...

Episode 16: Why Crisis Management Matters for Freedom

Professor Larry Diamond returns to Ideas at Work for a conversation with Jennifer and Mike about democracy and freedom during the COVID-19 crisis. How have different countries responded to the coronavirus? What have democracies around the world done to balance public...

Episode 15: Empowering Entrepreneurs During a Pandemic

This week, Jennifer and Mike are joined by Pacific Legal Foundation's Anastasia Boden for a conversation about economic liberty and competition in the medical industry. Do regulations like Certificate of Needs laws keep out new entrepreneurs and harm the people they...

Show Notes: We Are One Another’s Best Resource: Fighting Poverty

Show Notes: Family Independence Initiative Investing in Families to Escape Poverty - Video from FreeThink Hyde Square Task Force US Census Bureau Report: Poverty: 2017 and 2018 New York Times: Homeownership and Wealth Creation UpTogether platform #GiveTogetherNow...

Episode 14: We Are One Another’s Best Resource

We’ve had a  “war on poverty”  for over 50 years.  And during the COVID-19 crisis, we’re seeing dramatic changes to the social safety net  in an effort to keep Americans housed, fed, and cared for during a national emergency. But what have those on the frontlines in...

Episode 13: There Is No Right Answer

Healthcare is front and center on all our minds, both as a leading policy question for the 2020 presidential race and, in recent days, as we navigate the new realities of life, work, and well-being during the coronavirus crisis. Our guest today, Dr. Bobbi Herzberg, is...

Show Notes: How Infectious Diseases Shape Society

Show Notes:   Economic Freedom of the World Index Further reading: The Parasite Stress Theory of Values Further reading: The Behaviorial Immune System Current research: Historical Disease Prevalence, Cultural Values, and Global Innovation Occupational licensing:...

Episode 12: How Infectious Diseases Shape Society

The global pandemic has raised a number of urgent questions about how we should live, how we should relate to each other, and how we should respond to a crisis, as individuals and in our public and private institutions. Our guest today, Dr. Daniel Bennett, is an...

Episode 11: A Change in Perspective: Economic Policy

How do we support economic opportunity for women and economic well-being for families in America? Are there changes to the US’s “social safety net” that would better support families in times of crisis and beyond? In this special bonus episode, Jennifer Thompson is...

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Pesky Ideas and Free Speech

Banishing something or someone distasteful from your life is an immensely satisfying experience. I experienced this catharsis myself in January, when a pair of squirrels found their way into my house through a hole in my siding, happily burrowed into my walls, and...

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Civil Squared: Knocking Down the Past

Are you old enough to remember this picture? When I think about the Iraq War, it is the image I associate with it. Whatever happened before April 9, 2003 and whatever happened after that day, I can’t disentangle that image from my memory of the war. Maybe you’re...

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A time for invention

“Necessity is the mother of invention” goes the adage, and there’s nothing like the spring of 2020 to create all sorts of new necessities.  We’ve written before about disruption, the importance of innovation, and how the coronavirus crisis has enabled entrepreneurship...

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