Urbane Cowboys: Antitrust Abuse with Ashley Baker

Urbane Cowboys: Antitrust Abuse with Ashley Baker

Welcome: Hello Americans. This is the Urbane Cowboys podcast with Josiah Neeley of R Street Institute and Doug McCullough of Lone Start Policy Institute. Good Day. Josiah Neeley: Welcome to the Urbane Cowboys podcast. I am Josiah Neeley with the R Street Institute. Doug McCullough: And I am Doug McCullough with the Lone Star Policy Institute. Josiah Neeley: Today we…

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Alliance on Antitrust

Alliance on Antitrust

The Lone Star Policy Institute is pleased to be part of the efforts of the Alliance on Antitrust to preserve the proper role of antitrust enforcement. We are witnessing troubling calls to break up large, successful American companies merely because of size, or to score political points. Preserving the consumer welfare standard limits politicization of antitrust enforcement, fosters innovation, and ensures consumer…

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Do immigrants destroy American institutions?

Do immigrants destroy American institutions?

In a new paper (forthcoming in the Cato Journal), LSPI Texas Policy Fellow Meg Tuszynski and her SMU colleague Dean Stansel examine this question empirically, and find little – if any – evidence in support of this conjecture. Previous literature has assessed this question using immigrant populations as a whole, and found mixed results. In this paper, Tuszynski and Stansel ask…

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LSPI Survey: The Future of Politics and Policy

LSPI Survey: The Future of Politics and Policy

LSPI has released a survey designed to measure the stances of young people across the country on a range of contemporary issues. While this survey is not scientific, it is intended to help us get a better sense of American’s beliefs about some of the issues that matter most in our current political climate. This will give us a better…

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A Professional Investor’s Take on the Naïveté of American Compass

A Professional Investor’s Take on the Naïveté of American Compass

As a professional money manager working in public markets, I love watching how we are portrayed in popular culture. Sometimes we are the card-shark poker player staring down an opponent a la Billions, sometimes the swashbuckling economist like Jack Ryan (who does surprisingly little economics). Thankfully, however, the job is never portrayed as it actually is. I can forgive script writers who exaggerate for…

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Deseret News: If George Floyd’s family wants justice, qualified immunity needs to be addressed

Deseret News: If George Floyd’s family wants justice, qualified immunity needs to be addressed

As more and more Americans take to the streets in anger over George Floyd’s killing, the calls for transparency, accountability and justice are growing too. But while the officer who killed him has been charged with second-degree murder and faces jail time, one doctrine could easily shield the officers from being held accountable for civil rights violations of excessive force and deny…

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The Hill: Recovery First: The American comeback shouldn’t hinge on warmed-over policy agendas

The Hill: Recovery First: The American comeback shouldn’t hinge on warmed-over policy agendas

As the nation slowly starts down the road to economic recovery, we hear a steady drumbeat of calls to condition government assistance on meeting pre-virus social justice goals. From implementing regulatory burdens championed by environmentalists to restricting private enterprise by anti-capitalists and demands for protectionist trade policies, those on both the right and the left have taken Rahm Emanuel’s sinister advice following the 2008…

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