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12
Apr
2021
A conversation with Hoover Institution senior fellow John H. Cochrane

The finance economist and popular blogger talks to Michael E. Hartmann about nonprofitdom’s tax-favored legal structure, which he thinks we should consider scrapping.


31
Mar
2021
A conversation with philanthropy journalist Marc Gunther (Part 2 of 2)

The veteran reporter and commentator talks to Michael E. Hartmann about grantmaking and respect for individual agency, and the state of reporting and commentary on funders.


30
Mar
2021
A conversation with philanthropy journalist Marc Gunther (Part 1 of 2)

The veteran reporter and commentator talks to Michael E. Hartmann about his in-depth examination of Michael Bloomberg’s grantmaking against flavored e-cigarettes, and what it says about the nature and effects of much of progressive philanthropy.


25
Mar
2021
A conversation with the Fordham Institute’s Chester E. Finn, Jr. (Part 2 of 2)

The education scholar, activist, and philanthropist talks to Michael E. Hartmann and Daniel P. Schmidt about the current states of philanthropy, school choice, and history and civics education.


24
Mar
2021
A conversation with the Fordham Institute’s Chester E. Finn, Jr. (Part 1 of 2)

The education scholar, activist, and philanthropist talks to Michael E. Hartmann and Daniel P. Schmidt about his mentor Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the current state of conservatism.


10
Mar
2021
A conversation with the Federalist Society’s Eugene B. Meyer (Part 2 of 2)

The legal organization’s president talks to Michael E. Hartmann and Daniel P. Schmidt about the different attributes of today’s law-school students, the state of conservatism in general and its current internal debate about “fusionism” in particular, and what and how conservative policy-oriented philanthropy should consider funding moving forward.


09
Mar
2021
A conversation with the Federalist Society’s Eugene B. Meyer (Part 1 of 2)

The legal organization’s president talks to Michael E. Hartmann and Daniel P. Schmidt about some of the reasons for its accomplishments, including the nature of its philanthropic support, and how the Left is now trying and whether it will be able to mimic its progress.


16
Feb
2021
A conversation with the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s Henry Olsen (Part 2 of 2)

The Washington Post columnist and author of The Working-Class Republican talks to Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about Reagan properly understood and how he can help conservatives and conservative philanthropy consider current challenges in facing the future.


15
Feb
2021
A conversation with the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s Henry Olsen (Part 1 of 2)

The Washington Post columnist and author of The Working-Class Republican talks to Daniel P. Schmidt and Michael E. Hartmann about conservative philanthropy and its attitude toward populism, scotch neat, and It’s a Wonderful Life.


19
Jan
2021
A conversation with Johns Hopkins University professor Steven M. Teles (Part 2 of 2)

The political scientist and author talks to Michael E. Hartmann about “compassionate conservatism,” the Never Trump movement, and the post-Trump future of conservatism—including how conservative philanthropy should consider the challenges of, and opportunities available in, facing that future.