November 10, 2016
Trade: The core element of Trump’s rhetoric is that free trade has...
November 7, 2016
In this week’s episode, Topher Field discusses lifestyle regulation madness Down Under and Katherine Mangu-Ward ushers in the robot revolution.
Opening the show is Topher Field, Australian commentator and filmmaker, who shares how the mythical frontier society transformed into the world’s biggest nanny state. Topher analyzes the effects of bureaucratization and overregulation of every aspect of life—from the gun buyback program and lockout laws failing to stop violence to the inadequacies of government health care, compensation for taxi cartels displaced by ride sharing apps, and food police scaremongering. He holds out hope for a coming revolution led by the rebellious Aussie youth, aware of the dangers of government overreach.
November 2, 2016
Since releasing the new film I, Whiskey: The Human Spirit last month, we’ve had a strong response from people around the country.State Policy Network’s annual...
October 28, 2016I, Whiskey: The Human Spirit, we asked ourselves: how would the film end? I, Pencil had began with a memorable quotation. We would end I, Whiskey with a provocative one. Give the audience something to take with them. Or else, get in the last word; a...
October 28, 2016
About a dozen years ago, I developed a habit of asking the same question when I interviewed someone for a job. Typically, about two-thirds of the way through the allotted time, I ask a candidate if he or she has a hero.
October 26, 2016
CEI’s new film I, Whiskey: The Human Spirit is about freedom and innovation, but also about making human connections in the marketplace. It’s the friendships one makes in the process of getting things done that stay with us, and the process of making I, Whiskey was no different. Here are three of our stars, each of whom you’ll meet when you watch the film.
October 17, 2016
This week on RealClear Radio Hour, Paul Freedman and Rick Wasmund treat us to delicious courses of American cuisine and whiskey.
Up first is Paul Freedman, Yale University Professor of History and author of the recently published Ten Restaurants that Changed America. Paul charts American history over the last 200 years through the nation’s cuisine. Distinct and varied, he describes the quintessential restaurants that characterize American fare, from ethnic and regional to industrial dishes. Delmonico’s defined the international standard for prestige and Antoine’s the vibrant regional fare, while Howard Johnson’s pioneered the franchise and Chez Panisse founder...
October 14, 2016I, Whiskey was no exception.
In the feverish wake of the post-I, Pencil euphoria, an ally proposed I, Whiskey as the next installment...
October 13, 2016a new study out today on the morality of capitalism, in particular discussing how we think about corporations as economic actors. Is capitalism good just because it’s efficient at producing wealth, or does it have more compelling human qualities? How should corporations talk about their...
October 12, 2016
Here at CEI we are big fans of Czech classical liberals. We published former Czech President Vaclav Klaus’s excellent book on environmental policy, Blue Planet in Green Shackles. And barely a day goes by without our founder Fred Smith mentioning Joseph Schumpeter.
That’s why we’re delighted to see that our friends Martin Panek and Dominik Stroukal are attempting to relaunch the Liberal Institute in Prague. Their first project is a...