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A Kitchen Sync Conversation with Dr. Michael Strain

Michael R. Strain is the director of Economic Policy Studies, and the Arthur F. Burns Scholar in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he oversees the Institute’s work in economic policy, financial markets, international trade and finance, tax and budget policy, welfare economics, health care policy, and related areas.

Dr. Michael Strain, Source: AEI

Dr. Strain is the author of “The American Dream Is Not Dead: (But Populism Could Kill It)” (Templeton Press, 2020).

Before joining AEI, Dr. Strain worked in the Center for Economic Studies at the US Census Bureau and in the macroeconomics research group at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Recently we discussed the following:

  • General thoughts on technology as a public policy issue — what’s going on and why?

  • Thoughts on how the political right is approaching technology policy – what we get right and wrong and how we can do better.

  • Antitrust, Section 230, and other important issues.

I hope you enjoy the conversation!


Klon Kitchen is a managing director at Beacon Global Strategies and a nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.