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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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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.

Texas Podcast Network is brought to you by The University of Texas at Austin. Podcasts are produced by faculty members and staffers at UT Austin who work with University Communications to craft content that adheres to journalistic best practices. The University of Texas at Austin offers these podcasts at no charge. Podcasts appearing on the network and this webpage represent the views of the hosts, not of The University of Texas at Austin.

    Free Lunch, Anti-trust and the FTC

    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

    One Year of Biden and the Freedom Convoy

    Elections have Consequences

    Elections have Consequences

    Show Notes:



    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 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 Aftermath of 9/11: A Discussion on Domestic Politics, Values and Civil Liberties

    Show Notes:



    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

    Open Borders

    Open Borders

    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).

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