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Jun 21, 2018

Show 3089 American Enterprise Institute Playlist- Human Progress, American Retreat, Cohabitation, Bachelor's degrees, The Big Short


Human progress and how we might blow it (Jonah Goldberg's "Suicide of the West") | reTHINK TANK

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Published on May 31, 2018

Has liberal democratic capitalism been bad for the human race? A growing chorus, left and right, says yes. But when viewed in the grand scheme of humanity’s history, this sentiment is clearly misguided. Man’s pre-modern past is a record of misery and toil, and only in the past 250 years, with the accidental emergence of liberal democratic capitalism, has humanity seen its fortunes improve. AEI Fellow Jonah Goldberg explains how our civilization got to where it is today, and how our collective ingratitude for our prosperity might just return us to the misery of the past. MORE INFO – GRAPHIC NOVEL – An Illustrated Guide to Human Progress and How We Might Blow It BOOK – Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy ARTICLE – Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy


American retreat and the rise of Russia, China, and Iran | reTHINK TANK

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Published on May 25, 2018

Since the inconclusive wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the 2008 financial crash, America’s appetite for global leadership has dropped dramatically. But efforts to pull back from the world stage have not brought greater peace and stability. In recent years, Russia, China, and Iran have begun to challenge the US-led rules-based world order. To combat this threat, AEI Resident Scholar Gary Schmitt advises Congress and the administration to reverse America’s retreat from its decades-long role as the world’s preeminent political and military power. FULL REPORT – Rise of the Revisionists BOOK – Rise of the Revisionists: Russia, China, and Iran ARTICLE – Why Iran won’t rush to a bomb if Trump pulls out of the nuclear deal ARTICLE – Let’s get real: It’s time to move on from the Putin-dominated UN ARTICLE – Xi’s ‘putinization’ of China is a massive wake-up for America Subscribe to AEI's YouTube Channel


Cohabitation ≠ marriage | reTHINK TANK

American Enterprise Institute

Published on Apr 5, 2018

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Lauren Hashian are preparing for the arrival of their second child – outside of marriage. AEI's W. Bradford Wilcox explains that while a growing number of Americans have similar cohabiting lifestyles, this is not an ideal environment for raising children. FULL REPORT – In Europe, cohabitation is stable…right? FULL REPORT – The marriage divide SOURCES Cohabitation acceptance in United States Cohabiting couples in the United States;; Predicted change in emotional distress (females) Children born to cohabiting parents figures Chances of behavioral problems with children ages 6–11 Likelihood of negative outcomes in school Odds of marijuana use Incidence of child abuse by family structure




Bachelor's degrees: End the addiction | reTHINK TANK

American Enterprise Institute

Published on Mar 23, 2018

Do you need a bachelor's degree to get ahead in the United States? AEI's Mark Schneider and Rooney Columbus say no. Instead, they contend that graduates can find themselves comfortably in the middle class – sooner and with less debt – if they choose an associate degree, apprenticeship, or certificate program in the right field of study from the right schools. FULL REPORT – Degrees of opportunity: Lessons learned from state-level data on postsecondary earnings outcomes SOURCES: Median Wages by Credential: Colorado Median Earnings Five Years Post-Completion Earnings Overlap Average First-Year Wages - Texas Universities & Institutions

Rethink The Big Short and the 2008 Financial Crisis | reTHINK TANK

American Enterprise Institute

Published on Feb 28, 2016

The arrival of The Big Short in theaters a few weeks ago, and its subsequent nominations at the 88th Academy Awards, has reignited interest in the causes of the 2008 financial crisis. The film would have you think that private greed on Wall Street and a lack of regulation caused the economic crash. While stories like this might make for a fun movie, The Big Short fails to align with the facts. Learn more about the 2008 financial crisis in Peter's book "Hidden in Plain Site: What Really Caused the World’s Worst Financial Crisis and Why It Could Happen Again"


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