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Ayn Rand Institute Live features a wide range of fascinating topics recorded at live events—all from the unique perspective of Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. ARI experts and guest speakers bring new insights to complex topical issues, such as freedom of speech and the Middle East, or delve into important subjects in philosophy, ethics, psychology, culture, the arts, and more.
 
The world is a particularly confusing and daunting place these days: Russian bots, North Korean nukes, trade wars and climate emergencies. To understand it better, Foreign Policy and the Brookings Institution are teaming up for an 8-part podcast series. On each episode, host Jonathan Tepperman and a guest from Brookings discuss one of the world’s most vexing problems and trace its origins. And then, the hard part: Tepperman asks the guest to focus on plausible, actionable ways forward. Jonat ...
 
TechTank is a biweekly podcast from The Brookings Institution exploring the most consequential technology issues of our time. From artificial intelligence and racial bias in algorithms, to Big Tech, the future of work, and the digital divide, TechTank takes abstract ideas and makes them accessible. Moderators Dr. Nicol Turner Lee and Darrell West speak with leading technology experts and policymakers to share new data, ideas, and policy solutions to address the challenges of our new digital ...
 
Semiconductors are a key driver of the global economy, with far reaching impact touching all aspects of government, industry, and our every day lives. Recent shortages in the semiconductor market have brought about the looming threat of a supply chain crisis, meaning now is the time for collaborative innovation to drive generational change. Join Dr. Nadia Schadlow, Senior Fellow at the Hudson institute, and a visiting fellow at MITRE and the Hoover Institute along with Pavneet Singh, nonresi ...
 
Fintech is eating the world. Join Peter Renton, Co-Founder of LendIt Fintech, every week as he interviews the fintech leaders who are leading the transformation of financial services. If you want to understand what the future will look like for lending, payments, digital banking and more tune in to Fintech One•On•One (formerly the Lend Academy Podcast).
 
Nexus PMG welcomes you to the Bigger Than Us™ podcast, which we, as energy geeks lovingly refer to as the BTU. Bigger Than Us is a podcast that focuses on ideas that will shape the future of our planet and ultimately, our existence. We will occasionally lean into energy topics because after all, it’s the key to our collective survival, but we’ll also explore other areas that we believe will have an effect that is Bigger Than Us.
 
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.
 
Economic recovery. Elections. Terrorism. Global poverty. Trade. Policy issues are complex and multi-faceted. Want more than the 30-second soundbyte? Tune in to Intersections, a podcast from the Brookings Institution, where two experts delve into the varying angles of the complicated issues facing our nation and the world. Subscribe now and be the first to hear new episodes.
 
Sphere, a collaboration between the Cato Institute and the Brookings Institution, is an online debate series designed to create the gold standard for civil discussions of policy issues and political philosophy based on common values and shared objectives. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Survive and thrive in today's economy! With over 1,100 episodes in this Monday - Friday podcast, business and investment guru Jason Hartman interviews top-tier guests, bestselling authors and financial experts including; Steve Forbes (Freedom Manifesto), Tomas Sowell (Housing Boom and Bust), Noam Chomsky (Manufacturing Consent), Jenny Craig (Health & Fitness CEO), Jim Cramer (Mad Money), Harvey Mackay (Swim With The Sharks & Get Your Foot in the Door), Todd Akin (Former US Congressman), Will ...
 
Move This World with Sara is hosted by Move This World Founder & CEO Sara LaHayne, and invites educators, educational leaders, and parents to build capacity for social emotional learning while also inviting moments of practice throughout each episode. Listeners will explore ways that Sara uses social emotional learning in her busy life as a parent, an entrepreneur, and an artist. Episodes air weekly and feature interviews with experts in the SEL field, including scientists, researchers, educ ...
 
Contrary to common belief, philosophy is not a useless field for academics in an ivory tower, detached from reality. Approached rationally, its principles are the indispensable foundation and practical toolset for navigating the complexities of life on earth. In this series, we explore important philosophical issues, offering answers to life’s big questions, and contemporary controversies, from the perspective of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, Objectivism.
 
Voices of the Belt & Road tells the stories of people that are part of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). It demystifies the initiative by enabling you to listen to the voices of experts and policy-makers, but also the very people affected by the initiative day in and day out. It has become fashionable to conceptualize the BRI through large numbers. But we hear very little of the people and stories behind the initiative. BRI needs stories, it needs faces and it needs voices. Voices of the B ...
 
Adam Goldberg and Josh Galper of Orrick's Public Strategies and Crisis Practice interviews journalists, politicians and others to offer fresh insights into current events, public policy and the latest controversies. The Capital Views series provides brief, to-the-point nuggets on the latest from some of D.C.'s most informed observers and participants. Attorney Advertising Notice Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. If you have questions, for purposes of New York attorney adverti ...
 
Broadband Conversations is dedicated to highlighting women who are making an impact on our digital lives. Each episode, Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel will talk to women who are breaking new ground and forging new paths in technology, media, and innovation about what they're working on, what's on their minds, what they think is the next for the future. Because there are just too few, it's time to amplify these women's voices.
 
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On July 28, the Africa Security Initiative hosted a discussion on U.S. policy toward Zimbabwe and future political course of action. Following the discussion, the panel took questions from the audience. https://www.brookings.edu/events/prospects-for-peace-and-security-in-zimbabwe/ Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to even…
 
“The principle of purpose,” writes Leonard Peikoff, “means conscious goal-directedness in every aspect of one’s existence where choice applies.” In this talk, Yaron Brook will explore the role of purpose in human life: Why is it important and what does it mean to live purposefully, to have a central purpose, and to integrate all of your values arou…
 
While America remains the richest economy in the world it is also the one where it is the most expensive to be poor. I have written about overdraft fees before (here and here) and that is one of the real problems with the banking system that is holding people back that live paycheck to paycheck. But it is about more than overdrafts, it is about exp…
 
Listen in as we take a close look at the senseless act of violence that took the life of Ryan Poston, a loving son, brother, and a promising attorney. We will discuss the physical evidence that told the story of how Shayna Hubers murdered her former boyfriend.By Under The Yellow Tape
 
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 1081, originally published in November 2018. Jason Hartman starts this episode with a look at former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan's most recent article outlining his concerns with our current economic situation. Greenspan is concerned we're headed toward stagflation, so what would that do to the average r…
 
The COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 caused a tidal wave of displaced workers who applied for unemployment insurance, or UI. But states, hampered by limited staff and outdated systems, struggled to get relief to these workers quickly and to implement expanded UI programs under the CARES Act. On this episode, a discussion with Annelies Goger, co-author of…
 
The White House meeting between President Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was primarily framed around the future of U.S. military forces in Iraq, but in addition to the destabilizing threats of ISIS and Iran-aligned militias, Iraq is also struggling with a deep economic crisis and need for significant political reforms. Ranj Alaal…
 
On Wednesday, July 28, the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program hosted an event, marking the release of a forthcoming report, focused on the need for and approaches to a holistic redesign of the labor and education digital ecosystems. https://www.brookings.edu/events/improving-labor-and-education-data-systems-after-the-covid-19-unemployment-crisis…
 
There's a shortage of everything going on in the world today. And even when some things are available, another part of the supply chain is clogged and we can't get the parts we need. Nowhere is this truer than the construction industry. Jason Hartman is joined by Venveo's Zach and Beth to discuss what's actually happening with the supply chain and …
 
Ayn Rand described purpose as man’s “choice of the happiness which [his reason] must proceed to achieve.” It is one of the three “supreme and ruling” values that she wrote are “the means to and the realization of one’s ultimate value, one’s own life.” In this talk, Dr. Salmieri explores this distinctive aspect of the Objectivist ethics, with specia…
 
We are joined by Richard Bey of "The Richard Bey" show and "People are Talking" fame for a talk on a lot of things. We are pleased to have Richard as a long time listener of the show. Richard takes aim at the current depiction of cancel culture as a new thing, which is especially easy for him as he was canceled himself at least twice. Richard and B…
 
Dr. Rob Moir is a nationally-recognized and award winning environmentalist and president & executive director of nonprofit Ocean River Institute. He continues his several decades of tireless efforts to make the planet bluer and greener. Rob and Ocean River Institute has assisted environmental groups on a local, national and global scale including S…
 
Real estate investing has worked throughout history. It works incredibly well in the markets Jason Hartman recommends. But there's one thing that could derail it (and everything else for that matter), and it's a worldwide phenomenon. Jason explains what's going on with the population of the world, and why it's a trend worth worrying about. Key Take…
 
Vaccination rates are on the rise and several countries, including the United States, are relaxing public health restrictions as they steer toward a full reopening. Digital health certificates, or vaccine passports, are part of these efforts as a number of organizations are requiring proof of vaccination. But while digital health certificates may f…
 
[Editor’s Note: There will be no new Fintech One•On•One episode next week as I will be on vacation.] In many ways the racial wealth gap has it roots in the financial system. It was one the driving forces behind the Community Reinvestment Act of the 1970s but clearly that did not solve the problem. We need new solutions that get to the heart of the …
 
[Editor’s Note: There will be no new Fintech One•On•One episode next week as I will be on vacation.] In many ways the racial wealth gap has it roots in the financial system. It was one the driving forces behind the Community Reinvestment Act of the 1970s but clearly that did not solve the problem. We need new solutions that get to the heart of the …
 
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 295, originally published in January 2013. Jason Hartman is joined by author and real estate investor, Barb Getty, as she talks about her journey into real estate investing, what it takes to be a good landlord or property manager, how to find and keep great tenants, and explains the eviction process. The…
 
On July 23, the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings hosted a webinar to discuss issues of cross-border data transfers and data localization in the context of ongoing negotiations to replace the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @polic…
 
Ted Johnson joins the panel to talk about his book: "When the Stars Begin to Fall: Overcoming Racism and Renewing the Promise of America." Is racism structural? Is it an existential threat? Highlights/Lowlights: https://morningshots.thebulwark.com/p/our-woke-book-burners https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsrr/VSRR015-508.pdf Special Guest: Ted R. Johns…
 
An interview with Brookings Senior Fellow John Hudak about his new paper, "Reversing the War on Drugs: A five-point plan," in which he lays out a series of policy actions the Biden administration could take short of full federal legalization to promote justice and equity and to help reverse some of what he calls the disastrous consequences of the W…
 
On July 22, the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution hosted a panel of experts to discuss the current state-of-play inside Myanmar, the unfolding humanitarian crisis, and how international actors should respond. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tweet us at @policy…
 
The future of real estate and the future of renters looks pretty good. But that doesn't mean you can just buy and forget your investments, you still have to manage them. Jason Hartman recently did some reading on American's personal finance education and habits, and came away disillusioned. Listen in as Jason goes over some important things about p…
 
On Wednesday, July 21, the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program hosted an event examining the impacts of the original Sustainable Communities program, the effectiveness of the inter-agency collaboration, and the prospects for its restoration. Subscribe to Brookings Events on iTunes, send feedback email to events@brookings.edu, and follow us and tw…
 
On July 20, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce shared her perspective on what role should public policy and financial regulation play in response to Environmental Social Governance concerns? These questions are of particular importance for the Securities and Exchange Commission tasked with protecting America’s capital markets and American investors. Su…
 
Craig Kasberg began working on commercial fishing boats in Alaska at age 14, and by 19 was captaining his own fishing vessel in Southeast Alaska. Craig then started a sustainable seafood marketing business, where he began to envision the development of technology to upcycle seafood byproducts as the opportunity that could make the largest impact to…
 
The future of housing is a constant discussion, but some of the purported solutions aren't really solutions just yet. Jason Hartman discusses 3D printed homes and container homes, and brings in a clip of a video discussing the matter. Then Jason takes a listener question about Inflation Induced Debt Destruction and rate buydowns. Key Takeaways: [5:…
 
From widespread protests in Cuba to the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, recent unrest across Latin America has brought new attention to political and economic issues in the region and created diplomatic challenges for the Biden administration. To discuss how the United States should engage with Latin America, David Dollar is joine…
 
As families with children start receiving the first of their monthly checks from the American Rescue Plan's expanded child tax credit, Robert Greenstein calls the benefit transformational in reaching the poorest children, and explains why it's critical the child tax credit and expanded earned income tax credit programs be made permanent to effectiv…
 
On July 15, Brookings engaged in an in-depth conversation with these banks, financial technology firms, and consumer advocates to explore alternatives to overdraft. Industry and consumer voices analyzed whether new technology and products can meet people’s needs for financial flexibility in a more fair and efficient manner. https://www.brookings.ed…
 
While America remains the richest economy in the world it is also the one where it is the most expensive to be poor. I have written about overdraft fees before (here and here) and that is one of the real problems with the banking system that is holding people back that live paycheck to paycheck. But it is about more than overdrafts, it is about exp…
 
On July 15, Governance Studies at Brookings hosted a webinar to discuss the current manufacturing landscape and manufacturing initiatives proposed by the Biden-Harris administration. Speakers discussed challenges facing the U.S. manufacturing industry, opportunities to renew growth, and the future trajectory of the industry. https://www.brookings.e…
 
Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 809, originally published in March 2017. During this case study, client Vernon Grant offers up a classic example of a situation you or your parents may be in right now. Vernon asks Jason for investment guidance on the two properties his parents own that are in vastly different markets. It’s all about the…
 
Guest host Sarah Longwell joins the group this week to discuss CPAC, Trump's speech, anti-vaxxers, and Biden's voting rights agenda. Highlights/Lowlights: Book: “The Netanyahus: An Account of a Minor and Ultimately Even Negligible Episode in the History of a Very Famous Family” https://thebulwark.com/as-cubans-march-for-freedom-democrats-are-split/…
 
Just days before tax fraud, larceny, and other charges against the Trump Organization and one of its top executives were filed in New York, Brookings published a report by four leading experts titled “New York State’s Trump Investigation: An analysis of the reported facts and applicable law.” On this episode, one of the report’s co-authors—Ambassad…
 
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