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What the Advent of Radio Can Teach Us About Tech Regulation | Paul Matzko | YDHTY, S3E29

Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments challenging Section 230, which gives tech companies immunity from content posted on their platforms. At the core of the debate is whether the government should take a more active role in policing how tech platforms moderate content. In the 1920s,...
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How the Crisis at the Southern Border Began in China | Julia Young | S3E11

The US Border Patrol was established in 1924 to monitor America's border with Mexico. While many assume their mission was to regulate the movement of Mexican laborers, their original target were Asians. In this episode, Julia Young of Catholic University discusses how America's immigration laws...
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Does America's Immigration Policy Reflect American Values? | Karina Breceda | S3E10

Karina Breceda has spent the last decade working with migrant mothers and children seeking to cross into the United States from Juaréz Mexico. Over the last 10 years, Karina has seen the nature of these migrants change from those crossing the border seeking temporary work, to those seeking...
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Abolitionism, National Identity, and the Economics of Slavery | Christopher L. Brown | YDHTY, S3E9

Conventional wisdom in America tells us that increasing democratic freedoms bring about increased prosperity, but what if things actually work the other way around? Prior episodes have shown that the expansion of democracy worldwide coincided with the world transitioning to petroleum as a primary...
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What is a Special Master and Why Should We Care | Gabe Roth | S3E8

While the appointment of a special master in the case involving ex-president Donald Trump's handling of classified documents raised eyebrows, the use of special masters in federal cases at large has risen 300% in the past 20 years and is the symptom of a much larger problem in the courts. In this...
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The Financial System, Income Inequality, and Climate Change: The Case for a New Bretton Woods | Kevin Gallagher & Richard Kozul-Wright | YDHTY, S3E7

In 1944, 44 nations came together to create a set of economic reforms designed to promote economic stability and a lasting peace. Almost 80 years later, this order has given way to a runaway financial sector that has destabilized the world economy with repeated financial crises and asset bubbles,...
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The Economic Impact of Student Loan Debt Relief | Marc Goldwein | YDHTY, S3E5

Last week, President Biden signed an executive order canceling up to $20,000 in student loan debt for individuals making under $125,000 and married couples making under $250,000. Missing from Biden's action was an estimate as to what the total cost of this executive order would be. In this episode...
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Would You Want a Single-Payer Plan Under the Trump Administration?

Single-payer advocates have long said the key to addressing healthcare costs is to put the government in charge, pointing to the lower administrative of Medicare and Medicaid when compared to private insurance. Free market advocates point to the fact Medicare and Medicaid pay below-market prices,...
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What Public Opinion on Healthcare Reform Tells us | Arjun Moorthy | YDHTY, S3E3

In the last two episodes of YDHTY, we've discussed how any comprehensive healthcare reform will involve wading into a thicket of overlapping regulations and competing financial interests. We've also learned how the polarized political climate has created an environment where those with the...
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Romneycare, Obamacare, and the Polarization of the Individual Mandate | Jon Gruber | YDHTY, S3E2

In the last episode of YDHTY, Dan Gorenstein of the podcast Tradeoffs explained how a web of overlapping regulations and competing interests made reforming America's healthcare system difficult. Economist Jon Gruber found a way to reconcile these interests when he proposed the individual mandate as...
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