What We’re Watching – July 31
Rowena Itchon – A Tribute to Herman Cain
Kerry Jackson – Ricky Gervais gives the ‘cancel culture cretins’ a massive serve
“Just because you’re offended, doesn’t make you right,” comedian Ricky Gervais says. He could have also said that just because you’re offended, it doesn’t give you the right to shut down speech.
Evan Harris – Big Tech Goes to Washington
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google spent six hours testifying to members of Congress about a range of topics on Wednesday, June 29. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. Apple’s Tim Cook, Alphabet’s (Google) Sundar Pichai, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg answered questions virtually about anti-trust concerns, data privacy, and advertising issues.
Tim Anaya – Price Controls Won’t Solve Drug Affordability Problem
In the latest video in PRI’s “Escape the Drug Pricing Maze” series, the Professor explains to Pete that some of the claims that he’s heard on TV about drug price controls are just spin. He shows Pete that whatever name you call them, drug price controls will reduce innovation and threaten people’s access to life-saving medicines.
Ben Smithwick – How Government Makes it Difficult, More Expensive to House Homeless in Trailers
KPIX CBS SF Bay Area reports on programs to house homeless residents in trailers in the Bay Area. This clip highlights the problems with San Jose’s expensive trailer program and the bureaucratic challenges hampering similar initiatives.