Multimedia Archive for 2007
December 4, 2007
Prof. John Radsan discusses what he describes as Iran's "grave threat" to American security and national interests.
November 13, 2007
Mr. Mellor speaks about IJ's ongoing and successful efforts in challenging economic regulations that deny individuals the right to pursue occupations of their choice. Men and women, for example, seeking to be florists, hair-braiders, casket-resellers, equine dentists -- and most recently, taxi drivers in Minneapolis.
September 17, 2007
Listen to Dr. Rick Hess will talk about how school choice advocates have "long operated in the hope that it would spur districts to dramatically improve." Or failing that, they've assumed choice would "summon forth a wealth of impressive new providers." Yet despite a "variety of promising sparks," he contends, "neither expectation has been met." Why?
September 5, 2007
In the terrible wake of the 35W bridge collapse, please join us for a special American Experiment Luncheon Forum at which Robert Poole, founder of the Reason Foundation in Los Angeles, talks about better ways of rebuilding our nation's Interstate and urban expressway system while simultaneously expanding its capacity to cope with growth.
July 11, 2007
Three of Minneapolis' most insightful leaders, Peter Bell, Chairman of the Metropolitan Council; Gary Cunningham,Vice President, Northwest Area Foundation; and R. T. Rybak, Mayor of Minneapolis; talk deeply about their city, especially about its young people, many of whom are flying, but far too many of whom are drowning.
June 4, 2007
Prof. John R. Christy -- one of a handful of scientists to actually build "data sets of climate variation and change from scratch" -- talks about how finding "dramatic changes in climate systems" is really quite difficult.
April 17, 2007
Arthur C. Brooks discusses the many virtues of charity: national no less than individual, economic no less than deeply personal.
March 22, 2007
Paul Peterson discusses the profound importance of reducing achievement gaps in communities like the Twin Cities – where they’re larger than virtually anyplace in the nation. What’s been tried? What needs trying next?
February 22, 2007
Robert Bruegmann talks about his path-breaking book Sprawl: A Compact History, lauded as the “first major book to strip urban sprawl of its pejorative connotations.”
January 4, 2007
Prof. Wilfred McClay discusses intriguing issues like these: Ever since the time of its Founding, our American nation has been understood as a great experiment, both by ourselves and by the world. But what does it mean to think of a nation as an “experiment”? Does it mean that everything about our society and government is open to constant revision, so that change is the only constant? Or is the idea of America as an experiment actually a deeply conservative idea, one which gives us insight into what American conservatism has been, and what it needs to become in the 21st Century?