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Daily Video 6.24.15

Charles Murray And Jonah Goldberg On Civil Disobedience In America




Published on May 11, 2015

” The American ideal of limited government on life support. Is it time for civil disobedience? Charles Murray says yes. Murray has been writing on government overreach for more than 30 years. His new book, “By The People,” is a blueprint for taking back American liberty. Jonah Goldberg sits down with Murray to discuss civil unrest in Baltimore, the scope of the government, and why bureaucrats should wear body cameras.

  According to AEI scholar, acclaimed social scientist, and bestselling author Charles Murray, American liberty is under assault. The federal government has unilaterally decided that it can and should tell us how to live our lives. If we object, it threatens, “Fight this, and we’ll ruin you.” How can we overcome regulatory tyranny and live free once again? In his new book, “By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission” (Crown Forum, May 2015), Murray offers provocative solutions.

For more, come to the live event at AEI:
http://www.aei.org/events/rebuilding-… ”











What Is Social Justice?





Published on Mar 24, 2014

” Social Justice” is a term you hear almost every day. But did you ever hear anybody define what it actually means? Jonah Goldberg of the American Enterprise Institute tries to pin this catchall phrase to the wall. In doing so, he exposes the not-so-hidden agenda of those who use it. What sounds so caring and noble turns out to be something very different.

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One Of Washington’s Wealthiest Is Giving $20 Million To A Top Conservative Think Tank



” Daniel A. D’Aniello, the co-founder and chairman of the Washington-based private-equity giant Carlyle Group, is contributing $20 million to the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute.

  In a recent interview at Carlyle’s offices, D’Aniello said that he decided to make the contribution because AEI’s philosophy mirrors his own – a way of thinking nurtured in the 1940s and ’50s in the coal-mining town of Butler, Pa.

” It’s all about freedom, opportunity and enterprise,” D’Aniello, 67, said. “Those are the watch words of AEI, so if I would think about my life, I would think about it in just that way.”

  AEI is at a key moment in its history. The organization has become an increasingly relevant source of ideas and policy proposals for Republicans as the party seeks to move its focus away from debt and spending and toward more politically popular policies that directly address the nation’s top challenges, such as poverty and mobility. AEI has championed ideas such as tax credits for the poor that encourage work and vouchers that allow children to attend charter and private schools.

” With respect to the philosophical statements of AEI, the most important is driving a full understanding of what earned success is and what it can mean to your own happiness and success,” D’Aniello said. “It’s very dis-incentivizing to have others take care of your needs.” “


AEI has more on their gift







Secret To Happiness? Be A Conservative Woman




Arthur Brooks is the president of the American Enterprise Institute, where I am a visiting fellow, and also a social scientist who has written a book on happiness. His research has shed light on who’s happy, and why

  Other patterns were surprising, at least to me. Women in the United States have long reported greater levels of happiness than men. Their advantage has, however, been shrinking, and for an unhappy reason: falling happiness among women. Scholars are unsure why that’s happening. Women also rebound more quickly than men from the death of a spouse — perhaps, Brooks speculates, because they have more close friends.

  Over the last 40 years, women who describe themselves as “conservative” have been more likely than women to their left to say they are “very happy,” and those who say they are “extremely conservative” have been happier still. Over the same period, conservatives in general have held the same pattern: Righty men, too, have been happier than their more liberal counterparts. So maybe the last two presidential elections should be seen as a victory for the redistribution of happiness as well as income.”



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FHA Red Ink May Be $32.8 Bil, Double Official Audit



 ” The Federal Housing Administration is in the red, according to an official audit released Friday, making a taxpayer bailout “all but certain.” But the reality may be even worse.

The FHA’s capital reserve was -1.44% of loan guarantees, or -$16.3 billion, according to a new independent audit. Last year reserves were still positive at 0.24% and $2.6 billion.

By law, the FHA — which insurers mortgages, mostly for low-income borrowers — is supposed to have a capital reserve of 2%.

The report prompted the chairman of a House Financial Services subpanel, Rep. Scott Garrett, R-N.J., to say that “a taxpayer bailout of the Federal Housing Administration is all but certain.”

And Ed Pinto, a resident fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, says the truth is even worse. “

Illustration By Nate Beeler


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