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Grover Norquist: A 40-Year View of American Politics

Grover Norquist
Grover Norquist
Americans for Tax Reform
October 18, 2022

Grover Norquist is the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform and one of the most influential conservative activists in Washington.

Grover and Auren discuss the historical balance of power between the two parties and what partisan realignment has meant for the country. They also talk about the future of the filibuster in the Senate and the structural shifts that have occurred in taxation, investing, and education in the last 30 years.

Grover is one of the most long-term thinkers in the political space and he gives a master class on thinking about strategy in decades, rather than election cycles.    

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You can find Auren Hoffman on Twitter at @auren and Grover on Twitter at @GroverNorquist

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Glen Weyl: Reimagining Democracy with Quadratic Funding and Quadratic Voting

Glen Weyl is Microsoft's Office of the CTO Political Economist & Social Technologist, founder of RadicalXChange, and author of “Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society”. Glen is reimagining democracy with two revolutionary concepts -- quadratic voting and quadratic funding. Auren and Glen cover how quadratic voting and quadratic funding can revitalize collective decision-making, current applications of both concepts, and how they can be used by corporations. They also explore why accessing high-quality data is so hard and what businesses can do to significantly improve their data accuracy.

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Neal Katyal: Taking on the Supreme Court

Neal Katyal is a professor of National Security Law at Georgetown University, a partner at Hogan Lovells law firm, and the former Acting Solicitor General. He has argued 45 cases before the Supreme Court.   

Auren and Neal look back on the Supreme Court’s most recent term and Neal brings some historical context to the court’s major decisions. They discuss the court’s new balance of power and Neal explains how Supreme Court lawyers can make arguments on the most complex legal issues in under 30 minutes. 

They also talk about productivity, balancing multiple roles, and how to get the best people on your team. 

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You can find Auren Hoffman on Twitter at @auren and Neal Katyal at @neal_katyal

August 2, 2022