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Whether you are working hard or hardly working, join AEI Resident Fellow Brent Orrell as he explores national trends and public policies affecting the vitality of the American workforce and how to prepare yourself for success in our rapidly-changing economy. And whatever else happens, we promise it will take your mind off of your job.
 
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Explain to Shane

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Explain to Shane

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Technology has become increasingly important to policy debates, but these debates won’t be productive without an understanding of how the technology in question works. AEI Visiting Fellow Shane Tews interviews tech industry experts to explain how the apps, services, and structures of today’s information technology systems work, and how they shape our social and economic life.
 
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Are You Kidding Me?

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Are You Kidding Me?

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Sometimes the very strategies meant to help children have the opposite effect. Join AEI’s Naomi Schaefer Riley and Ian Rowe as they look behind the headlines at the public policies and cultural agendas driving child welfare and education. Rowe and Riley bring to light practices that will make you ask, “Are you kidding me?”
 
Hosts Daniel Wiser, Jr., and Daniel Kane sit down with the authors of National Affairs essays to discuss pivotal issues — from domestic-policy debates to enduring dilemmas of society and culture — that are often overlooked by American media. Each episode promises a fresh view on contemporary and permanent questions across a wide range of topics, all with one central theme: to help you think a little more clearly.
 
The American Enterprise Institute’s Danielle Pletka and Marc Thiessen address the questions we’re all asking in their podcast, “What the Hell Is Going On?” In conversational, informative and irreverent episodes, Pletka and Thiessen interview policymakers and experts, asking tough, probing questions about the most important foreign policy and security challenges facing the world today.
 
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The Campus Exchange

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The Campus Exchange

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The Campus Exchange is AEI’s podcast for college students who are seeking to improve the quality and diversity of public policy dialogue on campus. Every two weeks, The Campus Exchange features recordings from live events with AEI scholars on topics ranging from economics, foreign policy, domestic policy, and society and culture. These conversations are organized for and moderated by members of AEI’s Executive Council Program, which connects top undergraduates across the country with the ide ...
 
Elisabeth Braw, scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, presents 'On the Cusp' which focuses on how governments, business and civil society can work together to strengthen countries' defence against existing and emerging threats. Each episode she interviews a guest who is a leader in their respective field.
 
Dig into the art of disagreement and the power of love with social scientist Arthur Brooks. Against the backdrop of a toxic political climate engendered by the 2016 presidential election, season one focuses on the ways we can better disagree with our friends, family, and community. The second season focuses on love: what it means to find meaning in our work, loving our country, and how to love our enemies. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
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Greg talks about the volunteer docents at the Art Institute of Chicago all being dismissed because they were wealthy and white, then he answers a question about what Colossians 1:19–20 means when it says Jesus reconciled all things in Heaven and on earth to God. Topics: Commentary: Discrimination at the Art Institute of Chicago (00:00) What does Co…
 
Is upward economic mobility attainable for most Americans? Are welfare programs offering increased opportunity? And what policy solutions provide hope for post-pandemic economic recovery? AEI's Scott Winship and the Atlantic's Annie Lowrey joined the Academic Programs team this summer to discuss American mobility, welfare, and opportunity. From rec…
 
When the Federal pandemic-related UI programs ended on September 6th, 2021, many Americans became aware of what low-income, government program-dependent Americans have long been aware of – a benefits cliff. This cliff occurs when public benefits taper off or phase out quickly, forcing beneficiaries to choose between earning more or maintaining what…
 
According to the US Department of Labor, there were a near-record 10.4 million job openings in August. Costs are spiking, supply chains are broken, and Congress wants to spend more money to fix the problem. AEI scholar Michael Strain joined the show to discuss what is keeping people out of the workforce, the effects of enhanced unemployment benefit…
 
Greg explains that your salvation doesn’t depend on your politics, but your politics should reflect your salvation, and in a culture where everything is now political, Christians can’t avoid politics, then he answers a question about the difference between the NAR’s Dominion theology and postmillennialism and discusses the rapture. Topics: Commenta…
 
With five bills introduced to the House Judiciary Committee in June of this year, Congress is moving swiftly to rein in what it sees as the market power and abusive business practices of “Big Tech” firms — namely Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Alphabet Inc.’s Google. What is behind Congress’ push for new antitrust laws targeted at these companies, an…
 
Greg talks about a recent spiritual conversation he had with a waitress, then he answers a question about the nature of idolatry, talks about how he got into apologetics, and reflects on how the culture has changed. Topics: Commentary: An example of the tactical game plan (00:00) What is idolatry? (23:00) Commentary: How Greg got into apologetics (…
 
Description: Educational institutions are supposed to serve the interests of children and their families. Yet parents are increasingly finding themselves coming up against a system that is turned against them. In some instances, they are even labeled by the National School Board Association as "domestic terrorists" for simply voicing their opinion.…
 
With rising speculation that former President Donald Trump will seek the 2024 GOP nomination and make a run for the White House, many on the left and in the media see another Trump presidency as a harbinger of a constitutional crisis on a scale unmatched since the Civil War. However, if the past five years have taught us anything, it is that Trump …
 
Greg chats with J. Warner Wallace about his new book, Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World that Rejects the Bible. Topics: Interview: J. Warner Wallace – Person of Interest (00:00) Mentioned on the Show: J. Warner Wallace’s website Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World that Rejects the Bible by J. Warner Wallace R…
 
Naomi Schaefer Riley is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where she focuses on child welfare and foster care issues. Her work analyzes the role of faith-based, civic, and community organizations in changing the foster care and adoption services landscape. This week, Naomi joins Robert and Phoebe to discuss her new book, No Way t…
 
Greg talks about a recent study that shows only 6% of American adults have a biblical worldview, then he answers questions about whether God is just a puppet master and whether it’s hypocritical to buy products from companies that promote things you disagree with but then not give money to the Salvation Army because they promote CRT. Topics: Commen…
 
In March of 2020, the remote workforce skyrocketed from just 7 percent of the working population to nearly 40 percent at the height of the pandemic. The pandemic is winding down but it appears remote work is here to stay. In this episode of Hardly Working, I’m joined by Stanford economist Dr. Nicholas (Nick) Bloom to talk about the future of remote…
 
Under Chairwoman Lina Khan’s leadership, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is undergoing a number of process reforms that are poised to make the commission less democratic by allocating more power to the chair herself. If successful, what impact will these reforms have on the future of the commission — and on the laws it’s tasked with enforcing? I…
 
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 questio…
 
At the start of 2021, four prominent voices on the political left created the popular Substack ‘The Liberal Patriot.’ Motivated by what they saw as a gap in analyses on US politics and foreign policy, John Halpin, Ruy Teixeira, Peter Juul, and Brian Katulis seek to use their publication to promote a new liberal nationalism on the center-left and a …
 
Greg talks about the difference one pastor made over 50 years, then he answers a question about whether it’s possible there are levels of Heaven as the Mormons claim. Topics: Commentary: The exponential impact of faithfulness (00:00) Is it possible there really are three levels of Heaven as the Mormons say since the Bible says people receive differ…
 
Under Chairwoman Lina Khan’s leadership, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is undergoing a number of process reforms that are poised to make the commission less democratic by allocating more power to the chair herself. If successful, what impact will these reforms have on the future of the commission — and on the laws it’s tasked with enforcing? I…
 
Few would dispute the observation that Congress is now dysfunctional. But why has that happened? Considering the House of Representatives in particular suggests three ways in which Congress has gone off track: substantive, procedural, and structural. Each in turn points to a set of reforms that might help the House recover its central place in our …
 
Greg talks about Peter Boghossian’s resignation from Portland State University due to their “culture of offense” stifling free inquiry, then he answers questions about Christian leaders endorsing CRT, how to start discipling people, and whether it’s equally heinous to have an abortion at one month as it is at eight months. Topics: Commentary: A cul…
 
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 Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about Uncontrolled Spread (New York Times Bestseller) here. Pfizer and Moderna recently announced that their coronavirus vaccines are both sa…
 
Description: The American child welfare system is bent toward protecting adults, not children. Kids in danger are treated instrumentally to promote the rehabilitation of their parents, the welfare of their communities, and the social justice of their race and tribe—all with the inevitable result that their most precious developmental years are lost…
 
Since the United States recorded its first Covid-19 related fatality in February 2020, over half a million Americans have died from the virus, and an estimated 43 million total cases have been reported in the country. How was America so unprepared for this pandemic? And how can we ensure that we are prepared for the next public health disaster? Dr.…
 
Greg talks about becoming a Christian 48 years ago, then he answers a question about how much Christians should be concerned about what’s happening in this country when our citizenship is in Heaven. Topics: Commentary: Greg’s spiritual birthday (00:00) How much should I be concerned about what’s going on in this country as a Christian whose citizen…
 
Greg gives tips to Christian college students, then he talks to callers about whether objective truth can be grounded in external principles, whether it’s biblically okay for a woman to be an apologist, how to respond to a Mormon interpretation of the Bible, and committing to a church one disagrees with on prophecy. Topics: Commentary: Tips for Chr…
 
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