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Diversity DEI discrimination

Scott Shepard: States Can Stop the Outsourcing of Race Discrimination by Corporations

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Last week The Federalist published an important story detailing how various companies are “laundering” or “out-sourcing” their efforts to discriminate against so-called “non-diverse” employees on the basis of race, sex and orientation to non-profits, charities and public benefit corporations. It reported that [i]n response to ...
Scott Shepard: Chips Subsidies Will Fail As Moon Shots and Covid Vaccines Already Have

Scott Shepard: Chips Subsidies Will Fail As Moon Shots and Covid Vaccines Already Have

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Really, that headline is too long. “Industrial policy will fail,” would have been enough. It’s exhausting that we collectively have to learn this again and again. Industrial policy does not work because it relies on central planning by government “experts,” ...
Fight Leftist Discrimination With National Declaration Day

Fight Leftist Discrimination With National Declaration Day

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"Here’s a plan to defeat equity-based discrimination by playing by the rules of the discriminators," writes Free Enterprise Project Director Scott Shepard at RealClearMarkets: Let’s all declare ourselves – preferably on the same day to underscore the point, but really ...
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Scott Shepard: Frustrate the New Discrimination With National Declaration Day

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Conservatives have for some time taken to quoting Saul Alinsky that would-be reformers should “[m]ake the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” Often the quote is deployed in tandem with frustration at how hard it is to do that ...
Stephen Soukup: Conservatives Should Continue the Fight Against ESG

Stephen Soukup: Conservatives Should Continue the Fight Against ESG

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Leftists currently dominate shareholder activism, but does that mean conservatives should give up the fight? At National Review Online, Stephen Soukup and Russ Greene answer a resounding NO. Soukup -- who serves as the vice president and publisher of The Political ...
carbon emissions

Pointless Climate Disclosures Threaten Corporations

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), led by Gary Gensler, is finalizing a rule that will -- unless defeated in court -- require companies to make onerous carbon-emissions disclosures. These disclosures are unlikely either to help the environment or ...
carbon emissions

Scott Shepard: If Carbon Emissions Are ‘Material Disclosures,’ So Is Everything Else

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Recent reports suggest that Gary Gensler, the hard-left Chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), has realized that his proposed carbon-disclosure rule is so sweeping and costly as to guarantee that the courts will strike it down. He is now mulling ...
locked out

ChatGPT, Big Tech and Newsmax: What to Do When Conservatives are Locked Out

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In the latest RealClearMarkets commentary by Free Enterprise Project Director Scott Shepard, Scott considers whether the free market is still truly free, or if external forces are conspiring to restrain trade and free speech -- for instance, in the cases ...
Scott Shepard: The Wokification of Corporate Life Is No Kind of Capitalism

Scott Shepard: The Wokification of Corporate Life Is No Kind of Capitalism

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Concerns about ChatGPT – which is an amazing new artificial-intelligence program that can write better than the average Buzzfeed writer and perhaps (a harder test) the average undergraduate (unless it’s just a mirage) – sparked concern among both writers, who realized that they ...
Larry Fink

10 Steps to Reform Larry Fink the Comic Book Villain

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Last week in Davos, Switzerland, many of the World Economic Forum (WEF) leaders whined that we on the right are making our evaluations of their attempts to control world energy, food, and environmental, legal and social policy "personal." And apparently ...

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