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Join AEI and Baylor University for a discussion of Alan Jacobs’ his new book, “How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds” (Currency, 2017), and the practice and merits of productive thinking.

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The Senate filibuster and the threat of its use have grown in importance since the early 20th century. But has it grown too powerful? Please join AEI as a panel of scholars and experts discuss the merits and drawbacks of maintaining, reforming, or abolishing the Senate filibuster.

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Please join AEI for the sixth annual Walter Berns Constitution Day Lecture, as Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit, discusses the jurisprudence and legacy of the late Justice Rehnquist on the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.

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Jeff Bezos would be doing a lot for America’s future if he moved his new headquarters to places where economic mobility is weakest.

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A universal basic income of $10,000 per individual per year would cost the government less than existing programs.

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Visiting Fellow Ramesh Ponnuru discusses North Korea, President Trump working with Democrats, and responds to the interaction between the President and Senator Tim Scott.

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Constitution Day, September 17th — the day delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the draft Constitution and sent it to the states for ratification — is a poor cousin to July 4th. No fireworks, no days off from work. It’s doubtful that one in ten thousand Americans will even take note of the day.

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AEI Archive Project

It was 40 years ago, in 1979, that AEI embarked on an ambitious project on the Constitution under the direction of another AEI scholar Robert Goldwin, with significant input from Walter Berns and William Schambra.

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Why did the West grow rich? In this long-read Q&A, James Pethokoukis discusses the causes and lessons of the Great Enrichment with economic historian Joel Mokyr, author of the recent book, “A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy.”

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In this short-read Q&A, James Pethokoukis and economic historian Joel Mokyr discuss why the West grew rich, and if the lessons of his recent book “A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy” are applicable today.

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Conservative professors are ideological outsiders on the modern campus. As we start a new school year, liberals have a golden opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to the moral tradition of welcoming the stranger.

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Colleges need to become more engaged in redressing competition of ideas instead of maintaining an ideological mono-culture.

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Do you live vocationally in your day job, even if you aren’t making a career of it? God’s calling on your life is not a maintenance request; the task is not finite, nor is it particular.

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