The Salem Center Faculty and Staff discuss various current policy issues in a free form discussion format. The Salem Center will occasionally be joined by outside guests.
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Free Lunch, Anti-trust and the FTC
A discussion on anti-trust laws and the Federal Trade Commission.
One Year of Biden and the Freedom Convoy
Elections have Consequences
Trip Gabriel's Thread on McAuilffe's polling: https://twitter.com/tripgabriel/status/1458227755250765827
Vox article with plot of McAuliffe v Northam vote share: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2021/11/4/22761168/virginia-governor-glenn-youngkin-critical-race-theory
The NJ election we mentioned - Durr over Sweeney: https://www.nj.com/politics/2021/11/how-a-truck-driver-spent-153-on-his-nj-election-campaign-to-likely-dethrone-a-political-kingpin.html
SALT is a giveaway to the rich: https://www.yahoo.com/news/second-biggest-program-democrats-spending-202418744.html (It's a Washington Post article but this version via Yahoo is ungated now)
Randomizing Media Strategy study "How Large and Long-lasting Are the Persuasive Effects of Televised Campaign Ads? Results from a Randomized Field Experiment": https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/american-political-science-review/article/how-large-and-longlasting-are-the-persuasive-effects-of-televised-campaign-ads-results-from-a-randomized-field-experiment/DA29FE8A5581C772006A1DEBB21CFC4C
Little difference in outcomes between Democratic and Republican governors: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/american-political-science-review/article/noisy-retrospection-the-effect-of-party-control-on-policy-outcomes/A87D42DD1778755E71DC65B1825B64D5
Literature review about how much political campaigns matter: https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/pdf/10.1146/annurev-polisci-072012-113556
Thermostatic Voting: https://www.jstor.org/stable/2111666?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents
John Cochrane on a progressive VAT: https://johnhcochrane.blogspot.com/2017/04/a-progressive-vat.html
Judge Glock on Political Polarization
Judge Glock, the Chief Policy Officer of the Cicero Institute joins Salem Center Scholars Greg Salmieri and Dima Shamoun and Executive Director Carlos Carvalho to discuss Judge Glock's article "The Mismeasurement of Polarization" (link: https://nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/the-mismeasurement-of-polarization)
The Aftermath of 9/11: A Discussion on Domestic Politics, Values and Civil Liberties
The Pew survey on American exceptionalism: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/06/30/most-americans-say-the-u-s-is-among-the-greatest-countries-in-the-world/
The USS Cole was attacked on October 12, 2000.
The shoe bomber was caught on December 22, 2001.
The authorization of force in Iraq: https://www.congress.gov/bill/107th-congress/house-joint-resolution/114
This episode we had the pleasure of being joined by Bryan Caplan, a professor of economics from George Mason University. Bryan gamely answered questions from Carlos, Greg, and Steve (who may have been a tad tooexcited and dominated the early question asking).