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Cyber at the Center of Power: A Kitchen Sync Conversation with David Sanger
53:02
This week, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the latest Kitchen Sync Conversation. https://www.nytimes.com/by/david-e-sanger (David E. Sanger) is a White House and national security correspondent, and a senior writer. In a 38-year reporting career for The New York Times, he has been on three teams that have won Pulitzer Prizes, most recently in 2017 for international reporting. His newest book, “https://www.amazon.com/The-Perfect-Weapon-David-E-Sanger-audiobook/dp/B07B7QPYGZ/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2Z45907G0A71P&keywords=sanger+perfect+weapon&qid=1641924534&sprefix=plate+pin%2Caps%2C105&sr=8-1 (The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age),’’ and an HBO documentary by the same title, examine the emergence of cyberconflict and its role in changing the nature of global power. In our conversation, we discuss his return to covering the White House, his latest reporting on U.S. negotiations with Russia over Ukraine and NATO, what China is thinking, and how cyber operations are now a core feature of every major military strategy. It is a great conversation and I hope you enjoy it! Klon
Jan 13, 2022
Should We Have "Expert" Twitter?: A Kitchen Sync Conversation with Dr. Yuval Levin
54:10
This week, AEI presents the latest Kitchen Sync Conversation. Yuval Levin is the director of Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He also holds the Beth and Ravenel Curry Chair in Public Policy. The founding and current editor of National Affairs, he is also a senior editor of The New Atlantis and a contributing editor to National Review. Dr. Levin and scholars in the Social, Cultural, and Constitutional Studies research division study the foundations of self-government and the future of law, regulation, and constitutionalism. They also explore the state of American social, political, and civic life, while focusing on the preconditions necessary for family, community, and country to flourish. Dr. Levin served as a member of the White House domestic policy staff under President George W. Bush. He was also executive director of the President’s Council on Bioethics and a congressional staffer at the member, committee, and leadership levels. He joined me recently for a fascinating chat about technology, society, and our nation’s future.  I hope you enjoy the conversation! Klon Find more of Klon's work onhttps://www.thekitchensync.tech ( the Kitchen Sync).
Dec 16, 2021
WTH is going on LIVE! The Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter on what happened in Virginia’s recent election and what it means for 2022 … and 2024
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This week, the AEI Podcast Channel presents a live episode of https://www.aei.org/tag/what-the-hell-podcast/ (What the Hell is Going On). You can find the podcast on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-the-hell-is-going-on/id1467993804 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/2Yo2gsVPUYm7iPTZHm1qKt?si=176c2404cab74b18 (Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts. In the Virginia governor’s race, Republican Glenn Youngkin defeated former Governor Terry McAuliffe in a state that President Biden won by 10 points in 2020. In New Jersey, a state Biden won by 16 points, Democratic Governor Phil Murphy only defeated his Republican challenger by a razor-thin margin. What do these elections tell us about the current state of our politics and the upcoming 2022 midterm elections? Political expert Amy Walter joined Marc and Dany for WTH’s first live podcast episode to discuss Virginia’s recent gubernatorial election, voter sentiment one year into Biden’s presidency, the forces driving American politics, and the upcoming 2022 congressional midterms. Amy Walter is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report with Amy Walter. A contributor to the PBS NewsHour, she provides weekly political analysis for the popular “Politics Monday” segment and is a featured contributor for their Election and Convention special coverage events. Previously, Walter was the host of the weekly nationally syndicated program Politics with Amy Walter and the former political director of ABC News.
Nov 12, 2021
Putting the Pieces Together: A Kitchen Sync Conversation with Jigsaw’s Jared Cohen
01:11:20
This week, the AEI podcast channel presents the latest Kitchen Sync Conversation with Jared Kohen. How can the US level the playing field in its tech competition with China? What role does the private sector need to play, and what is Google’s Jigsaw up to? Is public discourse as polarized in America as it seems?  Klon Kitchen discusses these questions and more in a wide-ranging discussion with Jared Cohen, founder and CEO of Google’s Jigsaw, and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Building off of the groundbreaking https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/20463382/final-memo-china-strategy-group-axios-1.pdf (work) of the “China Strategy Group” led by Jared and Eric Schmidt, Klon and Jared consider practical solutions to America’s greatest challenges in tackling China’s technological threat. If you like what you hear, check out Klon's substack, https://www.thekitchensync.tech (The Kitchen Sync).
Oct 07, 2021
What the Hell is Going On?: WTH is going on with the COVID vaccines? Dr. Scott Gottlieb with everything you need to know
54:39
This week, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the latest episode of What the Hell is Going On? If you enjoy this episode, subscribe to the podcast on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-the-hell-is-going-on/id1467993804 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/2Yo2gsVPUYm7iPTZHm1qKt?si=_tzMmfoISiiBShcJQopqYQ&dl_branch=1 (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about Uncontrolled Spread (New York Times Bestseller) https://www.uncontrolledspread.com (here). Pfizer and Moderna recently announced that their coronavirus vaccines are both safe and highly effective, shattering the previous record for developing a vaccine for a novel virus. While this news is promising, Americans are also approaching the worst phase of the pandemic as we enter the winter with a record number of cases. Dr. Scott Gottlieb once again joined the show to explain everything you need to know about the forthcoming vaccines. He discusses vaccine distribution, when things will finally get back to normal, and whether US adversaries might weaponize viruses to target Americans in the future. Dr. Gottlieb is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He returned to AEI in 2019 after serving as the 23rd commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. He has a medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and did his residency in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center. https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/11.23.20-Gottlieb-transcript.pdf?x91208 (Download the transcript here.)
Sep 30, 2021
AEI Events Podcast: Uncontrolled spread: A book event with Scott Gottlieb
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This week, AEI presents today's episode of the AEI Events Podcast. If you enjoy the episode, you can find the AEI Events Podcast on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-aei-events-podcast/id1173743623 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/341NyeuHUV0sIlxHiZp7Do?si=xM-j1HM8SnOJaY8kYb7img&dl_branch=1 (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts. As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to shift from an acute crisis to an endemic pathogen, AEI’s Scott Gottlieb — physician, medical policy expert, public health advocate, and former US Food and Drug Administration commissioner — is releasing a book, “Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic” (HarperCollins, September 2021), to help leaders and policymakers understand how COVID-19 was able to trounce America’s pandemic preparations. Dr. Gottlieb identifies why the United States was caught unprepared and outlines essential policies and investments to protect the United States and the world from future threats. He outlines specific steps that must be taken to protect against the next outbreak. Please join Dr. Gottlieb and AEI President Robert Doar for a discussion of the issues raised in “Uncontrolled Spread.” https://www.uncontrolledspread.com/ (Purchase your copy here.)
Sep 23, 2021
Banter: Kori Schake on Afghanistan and US defense policy
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This week, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the latest episode of https://www.aei.org/tag/aei-banter/ (Banter), AEI's flagship podcast. If you like what you hear, subscribe to Banter on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/banter-an-aei-podcast/id427915745 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/7kOxlIuNsPbshewASi8tLI?si=60b2d45f7fe14ce9 (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts. Kori Schake is a senior fellow and the director of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. She joins Phoebe and Robert to discuss US defense spending and how to maintain healthy civil-military relations after the turmoil of the Trump years. Stay tuned until the end, when Phoebe asks Kori about her thoughts on the US’ disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Learn more from AEI scholars on Afghanistan at https://www.aei.org (aei.org )
Sep 16, 2021
The "Jack Whisperer": A Kitchen Sync Conversation with Twitter's Vijaya Gadde
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This week, the AEI Podcast Channel presents a conversation with AEI Senior Fellow, https://www.aei.org/profile/klon-kitchen/ (Klon Kitchen), and Twitter's Vijaya Gadde. To hear more from Klon, check out his newsletter, https://www.thekitchensync.tech/people/4355149-klon-kitchen?sort=archive (The Kitchen Sync). What is Twitter trying to do globally? Will the company allow the Taliban to operate freely on its platform? Why is China allowed to spread misinformation and why don’t users trust social media companies? Vijaya Gadde – Twitter’s Legal, Policy, and Trust & Safety Lead – joins AEI Senior Fellow Klon Kitchen to discuss these and other issues in a frank and wide-ranging conversation about free discourse, social wellbeing, and national security.
Sep 09, 2021
Explain to Shane: Understanding the ‘splinternet’ and online security (with Nick Merrill)
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This week, the AEI Podcast Channel features the latest episode of https://www.aei.org/tag/explain-to-shane-podcast/ (Explain to Shane). You can find Explain to Shane on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/explain-to-shane/id1523693011 (Apple Podcasts), https://open.spotify.com/show/3ZPhP6FBGDVblkzR3hJzz3?si=9135ca93bd094f45 (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts. The potential for a fragmented, decentralized global internet (or “splinternet”) is a concern on many levels. Two aspects of internet governance are at play here: the technical aspects of connectivity (or lack thereof), and content delivery — in essence, what material is permitted, censored, or filtered. As China, Russia, and authoritarian-leaning regimes advance top-down visions of the internet that reflect their national interests, will the internet fragment further? And what would moving away from the status quo of a free, open internet mean for global cybersecurity?  To help make sense of these complex questions, https://www.aei.org/profile/shane-tews/ (Shane) is joined by https://cltc.berkeley.edu/about-us/researchers/nick-merrill/ (Nick Merrill), director of the https://daylight.berkeley.edu/ (Daylight Security Research Lab) at the University of California, Berkeley’s https://cltc.berkeley.edu/ (Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity). In addition to recent national news appearances, Nick’s work includes https://cltc.berkeley.edu/internet-atlas/ (The Internet Atlas) — a visual indicator of the global internet’s structural risks. He joins the podcast to discuss how individual countries’ internet governance decisions shape user experiences and the global cybersecurity landscape.
Aug 05, 2021
The Brookings Cafeteria: The race gap in multigenerational poverty; Census 2020 findings
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This week, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the most recent episode of https://www.brookings.edu/podcast-episode/race-gap-in-multigenerational-poverty-census-2020-findings/ (the Brookings Cafeteria), featuring AEI scholar Scott Winship. On this two-part episode, Senior Fellow William Frey from the Metropolitan Policy Program answers a few questions about recent and upcoming 2020 Census data. Also, Brookings scholar Richard Reeves and AEI scholar Scott Winship discuss the new AEI-Brookings report, “https://www.brookings.edu/research/long-shadows-the-black-white-gap-in-multigenerational-poverty/ (Long shadows: The Black-white gap in multigenerational poverty).”
Jun 18, 2021
Bradley Lecture Series: Preserving our natural capital
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The AEI Podcast Channel presents last month's episode of the https://www.aei.org/tag/bradley-lectures-podcast/ (Bradley Lecture Series) podcast. If you enjoy this episode, subscribe directly to the podcast on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bradley-lectures-podcast/id1227489803 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/0y0LMDYnrzPnSZzhK42cOy?si=e5c628bc8ece449d (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts. For decades, our appreciation for natural beauty has been tempered by an awareness of its impermanence. Our environment, its species, and the very climate in which we live all exist under conditions of duress. In this month’s lecture, we will hear from Pulitzer prize winner E.O. Wilson, one of the most influential biologists of the last 70 years and pioneer of the field of sociobiology. His lecture, delivered in 2001, addresses the dangers facing our environment, strategies for slowing its decline, and the importance of preserving our natural capital. 
Jun 10, 2021
Banter: Benjamin and Jenna Storey on Why We Are Restless
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Today, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the latest episode of https://www.aei.org/tag/aei-banter/ (Banter), hosted by AEI President, Robert Doar, and Director of Media Relations, Phoebe Keller. To find more episodes of Banter, subscribe directly on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/banter-an-aei-podcast/id427915745 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/7kOxlIuNsPbshewASi8tLI?si=64c618eed2054deb (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts. Professors Benjamin and Jenna Storey teach political philosophy at Furman University, where they also lead the Tocqueville Program. Their new book, Why We Are Restless: On the Modern Quest for Contentment, explores the roots of modern unhappiness and offers guidance in the search for fulfillment. The Storeys – who are also joining AEI next year—appear on Banter to talk with Robert and Phoebe about what we can learn from French philosophers about how to find happiness in our modern lives.
Jun 03, 2021
WTH is going on with the Covid lab leak theory? Rep. Mike Gallagher on the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the pandemic’s origin and the possible Chinese cover-up
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Today, the AEI Podcast Channel shares the latest episode of https://www.aei.org/podcast/wth-is-going-on-with-the-covid-lab-leak-theory-rep-mike-gallagher-on-the-wuhan-institute-of-virology-the-pandemics-origin-and-the-possible-chinese-cover-up/ ("What the Hell is Going On?"). If you enjoy this episode, subscribe directly to the podcast, on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-the-hell-is-going-on/id1467993804 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/2Yo2gsVPUYm7iPTZHm1qKt?si=03afa1e4f88340f9 (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts. After labeling the Wuhan lab leak theory a conspiracy, the mainstream media and prominent scientists – even Dr. Fauci – are beginning to take the Covid origin story seriously. To further investigate the hypothesis, Rep. Mike Gallagher has asked the Biden administration to declassify the intelligence surrounding research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. On our latest episode, Rep. Gallagher joined Dany and Marc to discuss the pandemic’s origins and the growing evidence of a Chinese lab leak and cover-up. He also talks about the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s potential links to US funding through the EcoHealth Alliance.
May 27, 2021
Are You Kidding Me?: University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax’s defense of academic standards
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This week, AEI presents the latest episode of https://www.aei.org/tag/are-you-kidding-me-podcast/ (Are You Kidding Me?). If you enjoy this episode, subscribe to the podcast directly on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/are-you-kidding-me/id1511049533 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/5CUToI2Rb5fhWHJWqUUrhg?si=d6d4af8a147f46dd (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts. A professor at Georgetown Law School was recently fired for remarks she made during a private zoom call about the academic performance of black students at Georgetown — raising several questions about the nature of and potential solutions to racial disparities in higher education. What are the root causes of racial disparities in schools? How much freedom should professors and administrators be given to explore explanations of disparities that move beyond institutional racism? Should objective measurements of performance — such as standardized tests — be abolished? In this episode, Naomi and Ian are joined by University of Pennsylvania law professor https://www.law.upenn.edu/cf/faculty/awax/ (Amy Wax) to discuss these issues and more. Professor Wax offers her defense of academic standards, arguing that movements seeking to deny the root causes of disparities and attribute all differences to structural racism are threatening the integrity of higher education institutions.
May 20, 2021
Unprecedential: The politics of religious freedom: Helen Alvaré on worship in a secular age
46:34
This week, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the latest episode of Unprecedential. Both historically and constitutionally, the freedom to worship has been a centerpiece of American politics. For much of their history, Americans viewed religious devotion as a linchpin of human experience and deserving of legal protection. But traditional religion has become increasingly suspect in the current cultural landscape, which prizes autonomy and freedom. For those with secular beliefs, faith can seem like a veil for discrimination and intolerance. To discuss the political dynamics of religion, George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School professor https://www.law.gmu.edu/faculty/directory/fulltime/alvare_helen (Helen Alvaré) joins https://twitter.com/adamjwhitedc (Adam) on Unprecedential. Adam and Professor Alvaré, who has written and edited three books on topics related law and religion, consider religion’s place in government, in politics, and in education. You can find Unprecedential on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/unprecedential/id1507777957 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/5THlMMCTJYDV38ng8hVAVj?si=f4611b033ac74622 (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts.
May 14, 2021
Understanding Congress: Can Congress budget? (with Allen Schick)
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This week, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the most recent episode of Understanding Congress, hosted by AEI's Kevin Kosar. The topic of today’s episode is, “Can Congress budget?” My guest is https://spp.umd.edu/our-community/faculty-staff/allen-schick (Dr. Allen Schick). He is professor emeritus at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. He previously has held positions at the Congressional Research Service, the Urban Institute, the Brookings Institution, and the American Enterprise Institute. Dr. Schick published three volumes with AEI press, which you can https://www.aei.org/profile/allen-schick/ (download and read), and many other books with distinguished presses. His books include, Congress and Money: Spending, Taxing, and Budgeting (1980), Making Economic Policy in Congress (1984), The Capacity to Budget (1990) and The Federal Budget: Politics, Policy, Process (1995). Dr. Schick is the dean of budget policy, and we are very fortunate to have him on the program. You can find Understanding Congress on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/understanding-congress/id1543230162 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/0WxqAxk2KLu6SvaJUIpBa8?si=ff41b0ba4d7e414a (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts.
May 14, 2021
National Affairs: Home Schooling and the Future of Education with Michael McShane
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This week, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the latest episode of the National Affairs Podcast. The 2019-2020 school year will be remembered as the year we all became home schoolers. But well before the pandemic, the popularity of home schooling exceeded its actual prevalence, as fiscal and logistical challenges often posed insurmountable obstacles for potential home-school families. Guest Michael McShane joins us to discuss the hybrid home-school model, and how it might offer a way to close the gap as families consider their post-pandemic options.  You can find the National Affairs podcast on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-national-affairs-podcast/id1462187508 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/4eT6j772LTtjZCmdFMwG1g?si=a4b2d5a1e6224aed (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts. Visit the https://www.nationalaffairs.com (National Affairs website) for more information.
May 14, 2021
The Invisible Men: Delano Squires on the virtue of strong family life and responsible fatherhood
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This week, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the latest episode of "The Invisible Men," hosted by Ian Rowe and Nique Fajors. In this episode, Ian and Nique are joined by https://thefederalist.com/author/delanosquires/ (Delano Squires) — an Author at the Federalist and a long-time public servant. Delano shares how his growing faith journey and upbringing in an interconnected family from the West Indies have been center points of his journey as a writer. A computer engineering major in college, Delano was inspired to begin his writing career as the tragic murder of MVF NFL quarterback Steve McNair prompted him to reflect on how deeply the decisions of fathers affect their families. Since then, Delano has become increasingly convinced that human flourishing in America hinges on the revitalization of strong families and faith communities. Of increasing concern to Delano is the tendency of elites today to “raise the ceiling while giving lip service to the floor.” Specifically, Delano laments how many elites project language of oppression and avoid discussing central challenges like fraying families and communities, even as they build strong and stable families in their own lives. Delano responds to this challenge by calling on men who care more about their communities than their public reputation to speak publicly about the importance of fatherhood. Tune in to the full episode to learn more about Delano’s story and hear his words of advice for “Darryl.” You can find "The Invisible Men" on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-invisible-men/id1554488061 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/7qCFvA04ks7KFh0mzIe0mt?si=771a70349089433c (Spotify), https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL377GieLGvXQZnyX3jnxdWd1w4SvSjUte (YouTube) or wherever you get your podcasts.
May 14, 2021
What the Hell is Going On?: WTH is going on with Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal?
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Today, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the most recent episode of https://www.aei.org/tag/what-the-hell-podcast/ (What the Hell is Going On?) hosted by Danielle Pletka and Marc Thiessen. President Biden recently announced that he plans to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. The decision has sparked accusations of “surrender,” and fears that Biden is repeating the Iraq withdrawal mistake again -- a decision that led to the establishment of ISIS’s caliphate in Iraq. Rep. Adam Kinzinger joined Dany and Marc to talk about the implications of the US troop withdrawal. He also discusses his service in Afghanistan and Iraq, the timing of Biden’s decision, and what it will mean for American national security. Rep. Kinzinger is currently serving his sixth term in the House of Representatives, representing Illinois’ Sixteenth Congressional District. Prior to being elected to Congress, Kinzinger served in the Air Force in both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/4.15.21-Kinzinger-transcript.pdf (Download the transcript here.) You can find What the Hell is Going On? on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-the-hell-is-going-on/id1467993804 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/2Yo2gsVPUYm7iPTZHm1qKt?si=1433e082e1bf407f (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts.
Apr 16, 2021
Presenting "An Economist Goes to College"
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Today, the AEI Podcast Channel presents our newest podcast, https://www.aei.org/tag/an-economist-goes-to-college-podcast/ (An Economist Goes to College). Economist and scholar Beth Akers seeks to inform aspiring students about how to make strategic decisions about their higher education. Speaking on topics like how to use data to shop for college or non-college alternatives, how to utilize the student loan system to your advantage, and more, Beth cuts through the romanticism we often attach to college decision making and teaches listeners how to make decisions that are grounded in data and fact. In this episode, Beth speaks with Ron Lieber, a personal finance columnist for The New York Times and author of the book, “The Price You Pay for College,” about the ins and outs of the college decision-making process. They talk about what aspiring students and their families most often get wrong about the system, and what they really can’t afford to misunderstand, when it comes to picking and paying for college. You can find An Economist Goes to College on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/an-economist-goes-to-college/id1561043316 (Apple Podcasts), https://open.spotify.com/show/2nIb6SiQ9TMJWlth8MIbdD?si=c4ee113fba1044a8 (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts.
Apr 09, 2021
Political Economy: Scott Lincicome: Why America shouldn't embrace industrial policy
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This week, the AEI Podcast Channel presents Wednesday's episode of https://www.aei.org/tag/political-economy-podcast/ (Political Economy), a podcast hosted by AEI's Jim Pethokoukis. On both sides of the aisle, calls for industrial policy seem to be gaining momentum. Americans have grown more skeptical about markets in the aftermath of the Great Recession. And China’s more managed economy seems to be growing faster and rivaling the US as the technological leader of the world. Many policymakers have reacted by saying that the US government needs to embrace industrial policy and take a more hands-on approach to promoting innovation. Today's guest, Scott Lincicome, disagrees, holding that an adoption of stronger industrial policy would be unnecessary and even counterproductive. Scott is a senior fellow in economic studies at the Cato Institute, where he writes on international trade, industrial policy, and economic dynamism. And he is the author of the recently released policy report, “https://www.cato.org/publications/policy-analysis/manufactured-crisis-deindustrialization-free-markets-national-security?queryID=65d39f691ce4087d1e1a4597e0f32490 (Manufactured Crisis: ‘Deindustrialization,’ Free Markets, and National Security).” Find Political Economy on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/political-economy-with-jim-pethokoukis/id589914386 (Apple Podcasts), https://open.spotify.com/show/7uxmhckv5mOU02y3pvMOQI?si=5809d4a4efef49f9 (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts.
Apr 02, 2021
Hardly Working: David Deming on noncognitive skills
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Today, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the most recent episode of https://www.aei.org/tag/hardly-working-podcast/ (Hardly Working), a podcast hosted by AEI scholar, Brent Orrell. Nontechnical skills — communication, creativity, and teamwork — are important to career success. Unfortunately, they often aren’t well-defined, and we have trouble “teaching” them in a classroom. David Deming of the https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=Malcom+Weiner+Center+on+Social+Policy+at+Harvard&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 (Malcom Wiener Center on Social Policy) at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government has spent several years researching the role noncognitive and nontechnical skills play in workforce success. On this episode of “Hardly Working,” I sat down with Deming to learn more about his career and the impact of job outcomes. He also spoke about the launch and development of the new Harvard Skills Lab and how state and local workforce agencies, training organizations, community colleges, and others can gain access to more information about what works in workforce preparation.   You can find Hardly working on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hardly-working-with-brent-orrell/id1494381789 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/1mJXRpHZfJTs5E6MNkOKWM?si=8735c49d9c6f49e8 (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts.
Mar 24, 2021
Overwatch: The Dangers of Disengagement: Gen. David H. Petraeus on Withdrawing US Troops from Afghanistan
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Today, the AEI Podcast Channel presents a conversation between the director of AEI's Critical Threats Project, Fred Kagan, and General David H. Petraeus on the http://www.understandingwar.org/backgrounder/isws-overwatch-podcast-series (Overwatch) podcast. Civil war and an unrestrained al Qaeda are all but certain should the US withdraw its forces from Afghanistan in May per the US-Taliban deal signed over a year ago. American disengagement will only embolden revisionist powers and create an even more dangerous security situation for the region and beyond. On this episode of Overwatch, Frederick W. Kagan, director of the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute, and General David H. Petraeus sit down to discuss the US-Taliban agreement, the consequences of a US withdrawal, and a sustainable way forward that protects not only American interests, but also advances those of the Afghan people. You can learn more about the Critical Threats Project https://www.criticalthreats.org (here).
Mar 17, 2021
Explain to Shane: Digitizing the barter economy (with Josh Kline)
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Today, the AEI Podcast Channel presents episode 27 of https://www.aei.org/tag/explain-to-shane-podcast/ (Explain to Shane), a tech podcast hosted by Shane Tews and Will Rau. While stuck indoors during the pandemic, items we want — and sometimes need — are harder to locate. Web retailers offer a quick fix, but what if we need online tutoring, IT help, or athletic coaching? And what if we could offer our own goods and services in return? In an attempt to overcome the communication barriers of traditional barter exchanges, https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Explain-to-Shane-Josh-Kline-Bio-.pdf (Josh Kline) founded https://www.haveneed.org/ (HaveNeed) — an app that lets users pay for what they “need” with what they “have.” The app’s algorithm creates pairings and multiparty trade circles that were previously impossible to arrange, and employs innovative security measures to ensure fair transactions. On this episode, Josh joins https://www.aei.org/profile/shane-tews/ (Shane) to share HaveNeed's founding story and his outlook for the app’s future.  If you like what you hear, find Explain to Shane on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/explain-to-shane/id1523693011 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/3ZPhP6FBGDVblkzR3hJzz3?si=3f7cc98743584589 (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts.
Mar 16, 2021
Bradley Lecture Series: The Limits of Realpolitik
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Today, the AEI Podcast presents the latest episode of thehttps://www.aei.org/tag/bradley-lectures-podcast/ ( Bradley Lecture Series podcast). A new administration. A renewed American bombing campaign in Syria. An apparently reconsidered relationship with Saudi Arabia. After four years of comparative international quietude, is the United States reasserting its position as a forceful manager of world affairs? And if so, should it? This month we will hear a 1997 lecture from journalist and foreign affairs scholar Fareed Zakaria on the limits of realpolitik, and the challenges of realism. If you like what you hear, you can find the Bradley Lecture Series podcast on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bradley-lectures-podcast/id1227489803 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/0y0LMDYnrzPnSZzhK42cOy?si=f4c5bb5de7e34434 (Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts.
Mar 11, 2021
Common Ground: Introducing the Common Ground Podcast
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Today, the AEI Podcast Channel introduces our newest podcast, https://www.aei.org/tag/common-ground/ (Common Ground), hosted by Rick Hess and Pedro Noguera. Rick Hess, director of AEI's education policy studies, and Pedro Noguera, dean of the USC Rossier School of Education, kick off their new podcast with a reflection on the value of reasonable, civil debate with people you disagree with and on what prevents such debates from happening more often nowadays. Their discussion covers high-stakes testing, school reopening, accountability, personal responsibility, and more. https://www.aei.org/research-products/book/a-search-for-common-ground-conversations-about-the-toughest-questions-in-k-12-education/ (Learn more) about Rick and Pedro's new book, A Search for Common Ground: Conversations About the Toughest Questions in K-12 Education. If you enjoy Common Ground, subscribe on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/common-ground/id1556314856 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/5zEgJrCpcdvXzIFYxl6ftr?si=_vrS3GyFS3SaCkBerYaQgA (Spotify), or wherever you get your podcasts.
Mar 08, 2021
Banter: Nat Malkus on School Re-Opening and Education during the Pandemic
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Today, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the most recent episode of https://www.aei.org/tag/aei-banter/ (Banter), hosted by AEI President, Robert Doar, and our director of media services, Phoebe Keller. Nat Malkus is a resident scholar and the deputy director of education policy at the American Enterprise Institute, where he specializes in empirical research on K–12 schooling. Nat joins the show to talk with Robert and Phoebe about the launch of AEI’s new school re-opening tracker, the most comprehensive source data currently available, which sorts school districts by demographics including poverty, broadband access, voting records, and COVID-19 infection rates. Check out Nat's school re-opening tracker https://returntolearntracker.net (here). Find Banter on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/banter-an-aei-podcast/id427915745 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/7kOxlIuNsPbshewASi8tLI?si=727e2d1e26fd41e5 (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts.
Mar 05, 2021
Are You Kidding Me?: Would a child allowance help low-income children?
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This week, the AEI Podcast Channel presents the latest episode of https://www.aei.org/tag/are-you-kidding-me-podcast/ (Are You Kidding Me?,) hosted by AEI scholars Naomi Schaefer Riley and Ian Rowe. Over the past month, US family policy has captivated the attention of policymakers across the ideological spectrum. At the forefront of the family policy conversation: a universal child allowance. In early February 2021, Senator Mitt Romney https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/02/04/romney-child-benefit-stimulus/ (proposed) a sweeping plan to combine several tax credits and the major US cash welfare program into a universal child allowance, paid in cash to families on a monthly basis. Democrats responded with a https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/02/07/child-benefit-democrats-biden/ (plan) of their own that would introduce a slightly smaller child allowance, but keep other federal benefits intact. How would a universal child allowance affect child poverty in the US? Does this policy hold fast to the conservative tradition of pursuing “temporary, targeted, and timely” federal supports?  Joining Naomi and Ian in this episode is AEI Rowe Scholar in poverty studies https://www.aei.org/profile/angela-rachidi/ (Angela Rachidi). She discusses the history of poverty alleviation programs in the US, the potential unintended consequences of a child allowance, and the policy agenda of a new “pro-natalist” movement on the right focused on removing barriers that prevent Americans from having the number of children they desire. Later, Ian, Naomi, and Angela explore means-tested “baby bonds” as a potential alternative to the child allowance.  Find Are You Kidding Me? on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/are-you-kidding-me/id1511049533 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/5CUToI2Rb5fhWHJWqUUrhg?si=f5cd5ba267b8461f (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts.
Mar 03, 2021
Understanding Congress: How Congress tricks Americans (with David Schoenbrod)
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Today, the AEI Podcast Channel presents https://www.aei.org/tag/understanding-congress-podcast/ (Understanding Congress), a podcast hosted by Kevin Kosar. “How Congress tricks Americans” — that is the topic of this episode. My guest is https://www.nyls.edu/faculty/david-schoenbrod/ (Prof. David Schoenbrod) the author of the book, https://www.amazon.com/DC-Confidential-Inside-Tricks-Washington/dp/1594039119 (DC Confidential: Inside the Five Tricks of Washington). David is a Trustee Professor at New York Law School, where he teaches and studies environmental law, regulation, and other heady subjects. He also is a senior fellow at the https://www.niskanencenter.org/ (Niskanen Center). Find Understanding Congress on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/understanding-congress/id1543230162 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/0WxqAxk2KLu6SvaJUIpBa8?si=2281261906aa4945 (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts.
Feb 17, 2021
The Campus Exchange: Populism, Urbanization, and the Virus: COVID in Latin America
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Today, the AEI Podcast Channel presents a new podcast, https://www.aei.org/tag/the-campus-exchange-an-aei-for-students-podcast/ (the Campus Exchange). AEI resident fellow Ryan Berg joins students at the University of Miami to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Latin America. Berg explains how the region’s high urbanization and dysfunctional politics has made it particularly susceptible to COVID, ending a period of relative calm. He also considers how populist movements in Latin America have eroded trust in science and institutions, and authoritarian governments have used the pandemic as an opportunity to expand their power.  This conversation was recorded on November 11, 2020. For more information, visit https://www.aei.org/executive-councils/ (AEI Executive Council Program) and https://www.aei.org/academic-programs/ (AEI for Students). Find the Campus Exchange on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-campus-exchange/id1553289851 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/4qKfSfbSZpWUA6OtOWKDCh?si=abdc5530b0914270 (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts.
Feb 15, 2021
On the Cusp: President Toomas Hendrik Ilves & disinformation from Soviet Russia to Facebook
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Today, the AEI Podcast Channel presents https://www.aei.org/tag/on-the-cusp-podcast/ (On the Cusp), a podcast hosted by Elisabeth Braw. Host, Elisabeth Braw, speaks to former Estonian president and Stanford University fellow, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, about disinformation and why it has such power to destabilize our democracies. Find On the Cusp on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/on-the-cusp/id1506195821 (Apple), https://open.spotify.com/show/3KE2CyonNTB4UxGTIA17Ir?si=7ec7b8e43657468e (Spotify) or wherever you get your podcasts.
Feb 12, 2021
Overwatch: What Does Iran's Presidential Election Mean for Biden's Policy?
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AEI's Fred Kagan and Nick Carl appear on the Institute for the Study of War's podcast, https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly91bmRlcnN0YW5kaW5nd2FyLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz/episode/M2YzMGRkNzktYjUxNC00OTk3LTgzMjUtYzlkZDQ0MzI1MDUw?hl=en&ved=2ahUKEwiS_J-R59DuAhXOGVkFHSRsCXoQieUEegQIBhAF&ep=6 (Overwatch), to discuss Iran's presidential election. The results of the Iranian presidential election in June 2021 will determine whether Iran shifts toward greater cooperation or increasing conflict with the United States. This uncertainty comes as the Biden administration is trying to reboot diplomacy with Iran using an ambitious agenda that goes beyond nuclear nonproliferation to include thorny issues such as the Iranian ballistic missile program and Iran's activities in the Middle East. In this episode of Overwatch, Nicholas Heras, Director of Government Relations at ISW, is joined by Frederick Kagan, Director of the Critical Threats Project (CTP) at the American Enterprise Institute, and Nicholas Carl, the Iran Team Lead at CTP, to discuss nuances in Iran's upcoming presidential cycle that will have a significant impact on what the Biden administration can expect to achieve diplomatically with Iran.
Feb 04, 2021
THE INVISIBLE MEN: Wilfred Reilly on challenging ideological uniformity in academia
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Many scholars, public figures, and activists have noted the striking divide between the economic outcomes of black and white Americans. But what lies at the root of these differences is a difficult question. In this episode, Ian and Nique are joined by https://twitter.com/wil_da_beast630?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Dr. Wilfred Reilly), an Associate Professor of Political Science at Kentucky State University, to discuss how ideological uniformity in academia has influenced the public debate on race in America. Reilly notes that two problematic narratives have dominated the debate over what accounts for racial differences in recent years—one attributing different outcomes to structural racism and the other pointing to genetics. Contrary to these ideologies, Reilly has been inspired by economist and public intellectual Thomas Sowell to focus on social and behavioral characteristics that can engender the uplift of a new generation. He highlights a striking diversity of outcomes between ethnic groups within the same race that suggests a more complicated picture. In other words, careful analysis reveals that family, faith, free enterprise, and hard work do still matter. Why is this viewpoint scarcely acknowledged in the public narrative? Reilly suggests that political and ideological uniformity in academia has caused a stagnation of ideas and resistance against non-traditional theories. Tune into the full episode to learn more about Reilly’s book, https://www.amazon.com/Hate-Crime-Hoax-Lefts-Campaign/dp/1621577783 (Hate Crime Hoax), and hear his words of advice for “Darryl.” Note: If you would like to see all episodes of The Invisible Men, please go to: http://www.invisible.men/ (www.invisible.men)
Feb 03, 2021
THE INVISIBLE MEN: Vernon Lee on the importance of supporting black entrepreneurship
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In this episode, Ian and Nique are joined by https://twitter.com/vlee21?lang=en (Vernon Lee) to discuss the role of entrepreneurship as a catalyst for the uplift of black Americans. Vernon is a partner at the https://themarathonfund.com/ (Marathon Fund), an organization dedicated to supporting a new generation of underrepresented entrepreneurs with high potential for growth. Vernon argues that we need stronger institutions to act as a “pipeline” for minority Americans, teaching them the skills they need to be successful in their ventures. Most importantly, Vernon contends that black entrepreneurs need more opportunities to fail. Black men and women are much less likely than their white peers to be given a second chance by investors when one of their businesses fails. But any well-seasoned entrepreneur knows that a failed business can be an incredibly valuable asset in building a successful enterprise in the future. Later, Vernon shares how he grew into an entrepreneurial mindset in his own life. From running a paper route in middle school to being inspired by “Puppy Combs” to start a successful party-promotion venture in college, a few early touchpoints inspired Vernon to pursue entrepreneurship as a long-term career. Importantly, Vernon’s life journey has closely mirrored the characteristics of successful black men outlined in Brad Wilcox and Ronald Mincy’s “Black men making it in America” https://www.aei.org/research-products/report/black-men-making-it-in-america-the-engines-of-economic-success-for-black-men-in-america/ (report)—from following the success sequence closely to participating in a faith community and serving in the military. Watch the full episode to hear more of Vernon’s story and find out what his advice to “Darryl” is. Note: If you would like to see all episodes of The Invisible Men, please go to: https://www.invisible.men/ (www.invisible.men)
Jan 14, 2021
THE INVISIBLE MEN: Gervase Warner on building a culture of forgiveness
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Are business leaders in today’s climate naturally drawn to a “cutthroat” approach to management and growth, or do the concerning behaviors often seen in large corporations stem from a misunderstanding about what is necessary to survive in the business world? In this episode, Ian and Nique are joined by Gervase Warner, the President and CEO of the Massy Group—one of the largest conglomerates in the Caribbean which now holds nearly 60 companies and employs more than 12,000 people. Gervase shares how he grew to understand that businesses do not need to embrace a “mean and nasty” approach to thrive—that a company can deliver strong financial results while holding firm to its core principles and seeking to become a “force for good” in the world. Later, Gervase shares a deeply personal and powerful story about how he found freedom by embracing forgiveness in the wake of a deeply traumatic experience. Gervase now believes widespread forgiveness is the key to generating cultural and political renewal—especially in countries with a long history of injustice like Trinidad and Tobago and the United States. Gervase holds this belief so firmly that he advocated for forgiveness on the TEDx stage just few years ago. Watch the full podcast to hear Gervase’s story and what advice he has for “Darryl” in 2020. Please find Gervase’s TEDx talk at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ-NkuFlibI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ-Nk...) Note: If you would like to see all episodes of The Invisible Men, please go to: www.invisible.men
Jan 11, 2021
THE INVISIBLE MEN: ShotSpotter CEO Ralph Clark on using technology to improve policing
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Early data suggests the US is on track to see the highest year-to-year murder increase in history this year, reminding us that a majority of gun violence goes unreported and unaddressed. While reasons for this vary, the result is that a very small number of “bad actors” can cause devastating harm to underserved communities. In this episode, Ralph Clark, the CEO of ShotSpotter, joins Ian and Nique. Ralph discusses how he fused his path of serial entrepreneurship with groundbreaking technology to equip police with the tools they need to improve the safety of underserved communities while building trust through a “guardian” model of policing. One crucial element to Ralph’s journey: having a person outside of his family—in this case, a nun teaching at a Catholic school Ralph attended—show genuine interest and investment in his success. Ralph also shares how one lunch he had in high school with a successful black executive demystified success and helped him internalize the possibility of upward mobility in his own life. Tune in to hear Ralph’s words of wisdom for “Darryl.” Note: If you would like to see all episodes of The Invisible Men, please go to: www.invisible.men
Jan 07, 2021
THE INVISIBLE MEN: Bob Woodson on why 1776 Unites matter right now
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In this episode, Ian and Nique are joined by Bob Woodson, president of the Woodson Center and prolific champion for upward mobility, to discuss an “inspirational and aspirational” message Bob is crafting through the 1776 Unites project. Amid a popular narrative of despair and victimhood around race in America, 1776 Unites celebrates America’s long legacy of black excellence and offers a “look forward” to how all Americans can become agents of their uplift. 1776 Unites does not discount or ignore a history of injustice against black Americans, but rather chooses to focus on what we can do to generate an environment of upward mobility for future generations. Ian and Nique speak with Bob about his ten “Woodson Principles” for uplift, and they discuss how the core principles upon which America was founded will play an integral role in the movement of our nation toward greater equality and opportunity.
Dec 28, 2020
THE INVISIBLE MEN: Glenn Loury on the power of grit
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How should young Americans respond to structural barriers as they seek to carve out a place for themselves in the world? In this episode, Brown University economist https://twitter.com/GlennLoury?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Glenn Loury) joins Ian and Nique to discuss how a foundation of grit can shape a new generation of black excellence. Glenn was raised on the south side of Chicago in a working-class family. Despite some obstacles in his youth, a professor at his community college discovered Glenn’s academic gifts and helped him gain admittance to Northwestern University. At Northwestern, a world of opportunity opened to Glenn, but his road to success wasn’t easy. With three children to father, a full-time class load, and a full-time job at night to balance, Glenn’s story is a testament to the power of grit in helping people surmount steep obstacles. Looking back, Glenn’s advice to similar Americans looking to build a better life is to find a spiritual foundation for their life and anchor key life decisions to the “success sequence.” Subscribe to AEI's Podcast Channel on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=AGvxIsNthcg&event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbVIxTzBwQlJiU05CNi1PM1o3NEZGNXcwcE5nQXxBQ3Jtc0trbDFrVkh5em84cWViLWphOG1yT1dKaGN1cEk0RFh4YzdLQmNKRlAtQWZ4bjR3UXV4RkUxM21zVTRLU2M1M2t2dWZ3OEtnQnp1OW1oWmFfN2FsNkxETzY0ZXNpMl9Wd0hzQUQ4UXVFMjRTUHY5QnA0aw%3D%3D&q=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F3gh4SMa (https://bit.ly/3gh4SMa)
Dec 17, 2020
THE INVISIBLE MEN: How the Piney Woods School is shaping a new era of black excellence
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In this episode, Ian and Nique are joined by Will Crossley—a man who not only embodies black excellence himself but is helping children build pathways to excellence in their own lives. Will Crossley is president of The Piney Woods School, a historically African-American prep school in rural Mississippi and an institution that has been empowering black Americans to pursue their vision of excellence for generations. Ian and Nique dig into Piney Woods’ unique model of forming children’s character, grit, and self-efficacy in addition to providing an outstanding academic education. An alumnus of Piney Woods himself, Will talks about how the gift of a quality education, along with the influence of his mother and a strong church community, was instrumental in helping him find his vocation and build a meaningful career. Subscribe to AEI's Podcast Channel on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F3gh4SMa&v=LKb47Jgevm0&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbDYtTVI5TmpBRWVmMEJfMUk3QTBKb2JhVDdwd3xBQ3Jtc0ttTnZ5Q2lGU1E3MGN0MDV6SkEwYVVtaEF6UHZDeFVEc1lfUlBaU1QwWWctZ2ZSVXUwQ2JiblJORU4ybnZ1WWNKVUQzVWQ4YUhhZ3NPdnNENWxJWndQMU41dXBTWFdLNmx4QnJIamhORUJYdjRhQUtmdw%3D%3D&event=video_description (https://bit.ly/3gh4SMa)
Dec 16, 2020
THE INVISIBLE MEN: 30 years later: Invisible no more
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In the aftermath of Rodney King's assault by police officers in the 90s and his attackers' subsequent acquittal, Ian Rowe and Nique Fajors grew weary of a public narrative proclaiming that black men in America were doomed to failure under an oppressive system. A feeling of invisibleness struck both Ian and Nique who were then Harvard Business School classmates as the stories of men like them became increasingly ignored in the public eye. So they launched “The Invisible Men,” a documentary telling the stories of amazing black men at Harvard University who achieved success by leaning on the core principles of family, faith, free enterprise, and entrepreneurship. Today, Ian and Nique have resurrected “The Invisible Men” as a video podcast. In their inaugural episode, Ian and Nique share their inspiration behind launching “The Invisible Men” documentary in the 90s and discuss why—30 years later—their message of agency and empowerment is needed more than ever. Integral to the story of “The Invisible Men” is “Darryl,” a 16 year-old black teenager Ian and Nique imagined in the original documentary, who lives in the urban city of Forgotten, USA and desires to build a better life for himself but sometimes feels that success is out of his reach. Ian and Nique asked each of the men in their original documentary to advise “Darryl” on how he can forge a path to excellence and empowerment. Join Ian and Nique today for episodes of “The Invisible Men” every week as they hear the stories of incredible men and learn what advice they have for “Darryl” in 2020! Subscribe to AEI's Podcast Channel on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/redirect?v=AGvxIsNthcg&event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbVIxTzBwQlJiU05CNi1PM1o3NEZGNXcwcE5nQXxBQ3Jtc0trbDFrVkh5em84cWViLWphOG1yT1dKaGN1cEk0RFh4YzdLQmNKRlAtQWZ4bjR3UXV4RkUxM21zVTRLU2M1M2t2dWZ3OEtnQnp1OW1oWmFfN2FsNkxETzY0ZXNpMl9Wd0hzQUQ4UXVFMjRTUHY5QnA0aw%3D%3D&q=https%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F3gh4SMa (https://bit.ly/3gh4SMa)
Dec 14, 2020
The Deep Dive With John Lettieri: Gbenga Ajilore on Race, Policing, and the Labor Market
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https://twitter.com/LettieriDC (John) talks this week with Gbenga Ajilore, a senior economist at the Center for American Progress, about the economic and social upheaval that has gripped the country in recent months, and what can be done to address persistent gaps in the labor market between Black and white Americans. They discuss the federal response to Covid-19, explore how the crisis is affecting rural communities, and debate the merits of the "defund the police" movement as a means of achieving long overdue changes to the way law enforcement interacts with citizens of this country. Prior to joining American Progress, Ajilore was an associate professor of economics at the University of Toledo. His research has focused on race and local public finance, peer effects and adolescent behavior, and police militarization. Ajilore’s work has been published in numerous journals, such as The Review of Black Political Economy, Economics and Human Biology, the Review of Economics of the Household, and the Atlantic Economic Journal. In 2018, Ajilore served as president of the National Economic Association. An archive of Ajilore's recent publications and bio can be found https://www.americanprogress.org/person/ajilore-olugbenga/ (here). You can follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/gbenga_ajilore (@Gbenga_Ajilore).
Sep 17, 2020
The Deep Dive with John Lettieri: What Bruce Katz thinks about Opportunity Zones
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This week, John sits down with author and urbanist Bruce Katz to discuss how struggling cities are using Opportunity Zones to bring new energy, collaboration, and capital to local revitalization initiatives. They also discuss how Covid-19 could affect the future of cities, and why Bruce worries that the federal response won’t be enough to save small […] The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/the-deep-dive-with-john-lettieri-what-bruce-katz-thinks-about-opportunity-zones/ (The Deep Dive with John Lettieri: What Bruce Katz thinks about Opportunity Zones) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Aug 14, 2020
The Deep Dive with John Lettieri: Part II with Sam Hammond on industrial policy, the supersonic renaissance, and the quest for a class-conscious conservatism
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The Deep Dive is back this week with Part II of a wide-ranging conversation with the Niskanen Center’s Sam Hammond. In this episode, John and Sam explore the growing ascendancy of so-called “economic patriotism” among conservative policymakers and pundits, characterized by a deep skepticism towards globalization and an embrace of industrial policy. They also discuss […] The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/the-deep-dive-with-john-lettieri-part-ii-with-sam-hammond-on-industrial-policy-the-supersonic-renaissance-and-the-quest-for-a-class-conscious-conservatism/ (The Deep Dive with John Lettieri: Part II with Sam Hammond on industrial policy, the supersonic renaissance, and the quest for a class-conscious conservatism) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Aug 07, 2020
The Deep Dive with John Lettieri: Sam Hammond’s Vision for a Dynamic Free Market Welfare State (Part 1)
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This week features Part 1 of a two-part discussion with Samuel Hammond, Director of Poverty and Welfare Policy at the Niskanen Center. John and Sam discuss how free markets can be paired with more robust systems of social insurance to produce an economy that is more dynamic, prosperous, and rich in opportunity for all Americans. They […] The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/the-deep-dive-with-john-lettieri-sam-hammonds-vision-for-a-dynamic-free-market-welfare-state-part-1/ (The Deep Dive with John Lettieri: Sam Hammond’s Vision for a Dynamic Free Market Welfare State (Part 1)) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jul 31, 2020
What the Hell is Going On?: WTH is going on with the chaos in American cities? Sen. Tim Scott on the politicization of violence and racial unrest (What the Hell)
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Today, the AEI Podcast Channel presents https://www.aei.org/tag/what-the-hell-podcast/ (What the Hell is Going On), a podcast hosted by AEI scholars Danielle Pletka and Marc Thiessen. Sen. Tim Scott joined Dany and Marc to discuss the JUSTICE Act and partisan delays in meaningful police reform. The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/wth-is-going-on-with-the-chaos-in-american-cities-sen-tim-scott-on-the-politicization-of-violence-and-racial-unrest-what-the-hell/ (WTH is going on with the chaos in American cities? Sen. Tim Scott on the politicization of violence and racial unrest (What the Hell)) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI). Find What the Hell is Going On? wherever you get your podcasts.
Jul 27, 2020
The Deep Dive with John Lettieri: Jim Tankersley on the untold story of America’s middle class
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John sits down this week with New York Times economics reporter Jim Tankersley to discuss his new book, “The Riches of This Land: The Untold, True Story of America’s Middle Class.” They discuss what inspired Jim to write the book, the memorable characters he met along the way, and why this examination of the middle […] The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/the-deep-dive-with-john-lettieri-jim-tankersley-on-the-untold-story-of-americas-middle-class/ (‘The Deep Dive with John Lettieri’: Jim Tankersley on the untold story of America’s middle class) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jul 24, 2020
Robert Doar and Ian Rowe on police reform and race in America (Banter)
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In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, America has been convulsed by protests. AEI president Robert Doar and fellow Ian Rowe join Banter to discuss. The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/robert-doar-and-ian-rowe-on-police-reform-and-race-in-america-banter/ (Robert Doar and Ian Rowe on police reform and race in America (Banter)) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jul 20, 2020
Meet Your New Colleague: Artificial Intelligence (Hardly Working)
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The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence and machine learning in recent decades has had a ripple effect throughout the economy. As the economic landscape continues to change, we are once again asking ourselves about what the future of work looks like, and, when it comes to computers exactly who will be working for whom. Brent […] The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/meet-your-new-colleague-artificial-intelligence-hardly-working/ (Meet Your New Colleague: Artificial Intelligence (Hardly Working)) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jul 13, 2020
‘The Deep Dive with John Lettieri’: Lyman Stone’s thoughts on demography, democracy, and dynamism
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This week, John sits down with AEI Adjunct Fellow Lyman Stone. They discuss Lyman’s thoughts on what policymakers can do to make it easier to raise a family in the United States, the role of immigration in fostering a dynamic economy, the impact of demographic decline on national well-being, and the need to reinvigorate American […] The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/the-deep-dive-with-john-lettieri-lyman-stones-thoughts-on-demography-democracy-and-dynamism/ (‘The Deep Dive with John Lettieri’: Lyman Stone’s thoughts on demography, democracy, and dynamism) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jul 10, 2020
Explain to Shane: Global internet governance with David Gross and Dustin Loup
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What is “internet governance?” Why does it need to be coordinated internationally? And who gets to participate in these discussions? On this episode, Shane speaks with two leading experts on international internet policy. Ambassador David Gross, the former US Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, and Dustin Loup, executive director of The Internet Society’s […] The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/explain-to-shane-global-internet-governance-with-david-gross-and-dustin-loup/ (Explain to Shane: Global internet governance with David Gross and Dustin Loup) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jul 07, 2020
Abolishing the SAT won’t help minorities. Neither will abolishing the police (Are You Kidding Me?)
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Ian and Naomi talk to Jason Riley, a Manhattan Institute fellow and WSJ columnist, about racial bias in standardized testing and law enforcement The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/abolishing-the-sat-wont-help-minorities-neither-will-abolishing-the-police-are-you-kidding-me/ (Abolishing the SAT won’t help minorities. Neither will abolishing the police (Are You Kidding Me?)) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jul 06, 2020
The Deep Dive with John Lettieri: What Adam Ozimek thinks about remote work, regional divergence, and the crisis facing American small businesses
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In Episode 2, John Lettieri sits down with Dr. Adam Ozimek, chief economist at the online talent platform Upwork. They discuss how the COVID-19 crisis could permanently influence the future of remote work, and how being an economist and small business owner in Lancaster, PA, influences Adam’s perspective on the challenges facing the U.S. in the […] The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/the-deep-dive-what-adam-ozimek-thinks-about-remote-work-regional-divergence-and-the-crisis-facing-american-small-businesses/ (The Deep Dive with John Lettieri: What Adam Ozimek thinks about remote work, regional divergence, and the crisis facing American small businesses) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jul 03, 2020
Explain to Shane: The American semiconductor industry and its global competition with John Neuffer
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Shane talks to guest John Neuffer about the vital role of semiconductors and the challenges the industry faces. The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/explain-to-shane-the-american-semiconductor-industry-and-its-global-competition-with-john-neuffer/ (Explain to Shane: The American semiconductor industry and its global competition with John Neuffer) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jun 26, 2020
The Deep Dive with John Lettieri: Scott Winship on Social Capital, and Why Race and Place Matter in Achieving the American Dream
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John Lettieri hosts The Deep Dive, a new AEI podcast on economic issues. Scott Winship joins to discuss the roles of race and geography in life outcomes. The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/the-deep-dive-scott-winship-on-social-capital-and-why-race-and-place-matter-in-achieving-the-american-dream/ (The Deep Dive with John Lettieri: Scott Winship on Social Capital, and Why Race and Place Matter in Achieving the American Dream) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jun 25, 2020
Explain to Shane: The making of global telecommunications policy with Grace Koh and Patricia Paoletta (Part 2)
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Shane and her telecom panel return to discuss China's influence on global telecom policy and what the US must do to support free communications worldwide. The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/explain-to-shane-the-making-of-global-telecommunications-policy-with-grace-koh-and-patricia-paoletta-part-2/ (Explain to Shane: The making of global telecommunications policy with Grace Koh and Patricia Paoletta (Part 2)) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jun 23, 2020
COVID-19 Coverage: What’s the Next Move on COVID? (Hardly Working)
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The past few months have brought an onslaught of new policies attempting to curb the spread of COVID-19, but were they the right decisions based upon the data we have about the virus?  And what comes next? Brent talks to Lyman Stone, an adjunct fellow at AEI and a research fellow at the Institute for […] The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/covid-19-coverage-whats-the-next-move-on-covid-hardly-working/ (COVID-19 Coverage: What’s the Next Move on COVID? (Hardly Working)) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jun 22, 2020
NEW AEI PODCAST: The Deep Dive (with John Lettieri)
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Welcome to The Deep Dive, a podcast with host John Lettieri, co-founder of the Economic Innovation Group. Each Thursday, we feature long-form conversations with some of the country’s most influential experts, economists, journalists, and business leaders about the issues shaping our economy and society today — with a special focus on how better public policy […] The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/new-aei-podcast-the-deep-dive-with-john-lettieri/ (NEW AEI PODCAST: The Deep Dive (with John Lettieri)) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jun 22, 2020
What comes after the coronavirus lockdowns? (Banter)
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Lockdowns don't work, argues Lyman Stone. Instead, to really crush the curve of coronavirus infections, we need contact tracing. The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/what-comes-after-the-coronavirus-lockdowns-banter/ (What comes after the coronavirus lockdowns? (Banter)) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jun 18, 2020
Explain to Shane: The making of global telecommunications policy with Grace Koh and Tricia Paoletta (Part 1)
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Shane talks with two experts in the realm of international telecommunications about the importance of and challenges to developing global telecom standards. The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/explain-to-shane-the-making-of-global-telecommunications-policy-with-grace-koh-and-tricia-paoletta-part-1/ (Explain to Shane: The making of global telecommunications policy with Grace Koh and Tricia Paoletta (Part 1)) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jun 16, 2020
How Innovation Works (Political Economy)
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Matt Ridley discusses his new book, "How Innovation Works", and explores how America can encourage more innovation going forward. The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/how-innovation-works-political-economy/ (How Innovation Works (Political Economy)) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jun 15, 2020
WTH Is Going On In The World? Secretary of State Pompeo on China, Iran, Venezuela and Partisan Politics at Home (What the Hell)
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joined Dany and Marc to explain the administration’s strategies toward China, Iran, and Venezuela. The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/wth-is-going-on-in-the-world-secretary-of-state-pompeo-on-china-iran-venezuela-and-partisan-politics-at-home-2/ (WTH Is Going On In The World? Secretary of State Pompeo on China, Iran, Venezuela and Partisan Politics at Home (What the Hell)) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jun 11, 2020
The Shifting Politics of Charter Schooling (The Report Card)
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For years, the charter school sector enjoyed bipartisan support, counting among its advocates Presidents Clinton and Obama, as well as Presidents Bush and Trump. Yet, in 2020, nearly all democratic presidential candidates advertised their opposition to charters and many called for a moratorium on their expansion. Republicans, by some folks’ estimations, also appear to be less enthusiastic […] The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/the-shifting-politics-of-charter-schooling-the-report-card/ (The Shifting Politics of Charter Schooling (The Report Card)) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jun 08, 2020
It will take a village to help youth navigate life post-COVID (Hardly Working)
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Millions of youth are neither in school nor working, falling through the cracks of the various systems put in place to help them transition into adulthood. The spread of COVID-19 will become another barrier in these young people’s lives as they pursue economic independence. On this episode, Brent talks to Anne Kim, author of “Abandoned: […] The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/it-will-take-a-village-to-help-youth-navigate-life-post-covid-hardly-working/ (It will take a village to help youth navigate life post-COVID (Hardly Working)) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jun 04, 2020
Explain to Shane: Coronavirus, 5G, and Restoring Internet Freedom at the Federal Communications Commission with Joel Thayer
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Shane and telecom lawyer Joel Thayer take a look at the debates and controversies surrounding recent policy decisions by the FCC, to include COVID-19 and 5G The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/explain-to-shane-coronavirus-5g-and-internet-freedom-at-the-federal-communications-commission-with-joel-thayer/ (Explain to Shane: Coronavirus, 5G, and Restoring Internet Freedom at the Federal Communications Commission with Joel Thayer) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jun 02, 2020
Eli Dourado: How to make America innovate again (Political Economy)
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Eli Dourado explores why Americans became less future-oriented over the past several decades and suggests ways that the US can begin to re-prioritize innovation going forward. The post https://www.aei.org/multimedia/eli-dourado-how-to-make-america-innovate-again-political-economy/ (Eli Dourado: How to make America innovate again (Political Economy)) appeared first on https://www.aei.org (American Enterprise Institute - AEI).
Jun 01, 2020