28: Practical Progress in DC | Alec Stapp & Richard Hanania
On think tanks, DC behind the scenes, and who actually writes American laws
Alec Stapp is co-CEO of the Institute for Progress, a new think tank that focuses on accelerating scientific, technological, and industrial progress. He joins the CSPI Podcast to talk about why he started his think tank and what policymaking looks like in DC behind the scenes. He and Richard also discuss the idea of Secret Congress, the backgrounds of DC staffers, meta-science, biosecurity and immigration as policy issues, and the pros and cons of state capacity.
A transcript of some of the best parts of the conversation is available here.
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