The Great Antidote

The Great Antidote

Adam Smith said, "Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition." So join us for interviews with the leading experts on today's biggest issues to learn more about economics, policy, and much more.

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July 22, 2021 45 min
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Tim Sandefur, vice president for litigation at the Goldwater Institute, joins us this week to discuss right-to-privacy, disclosure, and anonymity of donations.

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July 8, 2021 45 min

Trevor Burrus, research fellow in the Cato Institute’s Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies and editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review, returns once again to the show to discuss campaign finance, the first amendment, and what the Supreme Court has to say about it.

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July 1, 2021 45 min

Scott Winship, resident scholar and the director of poverty studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), joins us this week to discuss the United States' "War on Poverty", the welfare state, and the future of anti-poverty policy.

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June 24, 2021 48 min

Nadine Strossen, civil liberties activist and former president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), joins us this week to discuss hate speech, its policy implications, and if we should be protecting it.

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June 17, 2021 49 min

Randy E. Barnett, professor of constitutional law and Georgetown University and Director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution, joins us this week to discuss (what else?) The Constitution of the United States, the 14th Amendment, the controversial 'Privileges and Immunities" clause, and what constitutional law might look like in the future.

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June 10, 2021 45 min

Shikha Dalmia, columnist at the Week, and former senior analyst at Reason, joins us this week to discuss Nationalism, its history, and its rise in the modern world.

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June 3, 2021 72 min

Megan McArdle, economic columnist at the Washington Post, joins us this week to discuss her ideas on personal failure, and why it is such an important and crucial part of development and growth.

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May 27, 2021 62 min

Nick Gillespie, author, journalist, and former editor-in-chief at Reason joins us this week to discuss libertarianism, elections, voting, and his book Declaration of Independents. 

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May 20, 2021 59 min

Sally Satel, M.D., psychiatrist, lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine, and  Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, joins us this week to discuss the misguided perception of addiction, policies aimed at fighting addiction, and the future of public health.

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May 13, 2021 63 min

Tim Carney, columnist at the Washington Examiner and Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, joins us this week to discuss the Export-Import Bank (EXIM), corporate welfare, and all the forms of cronyism in the United States.

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May 6, 2021 69 min

Matt Welch, author, blogger, and journalist, joins us this week to discuss libertarianism, teachers unions, and the future of education in the United States.

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April 29, 2021 57 min

Michelle Minton, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, joins us this week to discuss vaping, tobacco use, sodium intake, and regulations for consumer products and practices viewed as "immoral."

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April 22, 2021 44 min

Chris Edwards, director of tax policy studies at the Cato Institute, joins us this week to discuss the Biden administration's latest infrastructure endeavor, similar undertakings from US history, and what infrastructure actually means.

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April 15, 2021 55 min

Colin Grabow, policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, joins us this week to discuss foreign trade, protectionism, and the Jones Act.

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Liya Palagashvili, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, joins us this week to discuss the gig and sharing economy, independent contractors vs, employees, and the future of work regulation.

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April 1, 2021 41 min

Jason Riley, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute,  journalist, and author joins us this week to discuss the history of black America, the civil rights era, and the future of black empowerment.

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March 25, 2021 56 min


Will Rinehart, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity, ?joins us this week to discuss broadband access, broadband adaption, and plans to connect the "unconnected" and rural communities.

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March 18, 2021 63 min

Lisa Snell, the director of K-12 education policy partnerships at the Charles Koch Institute,  joins us this week to discuss funding for schools, the current state of education, and school choice.

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March 11, 2021 56 min

Happy tax season! Adam Michel, Senior Policy Analyst at the Heritage Foundation,  joins us this week to discuss the federal tax system, expenditures, and potential tax policy improvements. 

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