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Jay Bhattacharya: COVID-19 Interview

Jay Battacharya is a Professor of Economics and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. Hear what Jay Bhattacharya, Professor, has to say about the pandemic at hand. Watch the interview on YouTube:

Phil Magness: COVID-19 Interview

Phil Magness is a Senior Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research. He is the author of numerous works on economic history, taxation, economic inequality, the history of slavery, and education policy in the United States. Hear what Phil Magness, of the American Institute for Economic Research, has to say about the pandemic […]

Lecture #2: Marxist Philosophy

George Walsh (c.1923-2001) was one of those old-school professors who wrote little but read everything. These four lectures on Marxism, delivered in the mid-80s a few years before the collapse of the Soviet bloc, distill decades of study of Marxist ideas with great insight and humor. Lecture 1 covers the Marxism’s intellectual precursors; lecture 2 […]

Peter Arcidiacono on Harvard Admissions Bias

Peter Arcidiacono joins us to talk about his work in identifying bias and discrimination in the Harvard admissions process. Professor Arcidiacono specializes in research involving applied microeconomics, applied economics, and labor economics. His research primarily focuses on education and discrimination. His work focuses specifically on the exploration of a variety of subjects, such as structural […]

George Smith: The Good, the Bad, and the Puritans

George Smith (1949-2022) was a learned and extraordinarily charismatic autodidact. A wunderkind, or close to it, Smith published his most famous book, *Atheism: The Case Against God* when he was only 25.  He once bragged that he dropped out of high school to start college, dropped out of college to start a Ph.D., and then […]

The Role of Religion in History – Lecture 1: Primitive Religion

In the late 1980s, philosopher George Walsh gave this six-hour course on history’s most influential religions. With his characteristic erudition and humor, he covers so-called “primitive religion,” followed by Indian religion (Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism), Judaism and Christianity, and finally Islam.