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It's a fair question for you to ask and one we need to answer for everything we do here at the Center. We know your time is valuable, and we want you to see the connection between our work and your life. 

Whether we're discussing politics, fake news, or economic subsidies, we make it a point to ask our Ideas at Work guests for practical advice related to their areas of expertise.

This month, we've collected some tips from our recent interviews and we hope you can apply them!

How can I improve my community?

Did Election Day make you think about getting involved in your community? The good news is that there are ways you can make a difference without running for local office or working on a campaign.

In October, the hosts of the popular podcast Pantsuit Politics joined us and offered advice to help you rise above the negativity of campaign rhetoric. How can you effect positive change beyond politics?
During our conversation, Sarah and Beth offered advice to help you move from being paralyzed by the problems of polarization and negativity to effecting positive change in your community. Is politics the only way?

How can I stay informed and get out of my echo chamber?

Our September conversation with Katherine Mangu-Ward focused on politics, journalism, and fake news. As the editor in chief of Reason Magazine, Katherine is a pro at staying informed in an ever-increasing sea of content. Here, she offers advice on how to keep up-to-date, build a balanced perspective, and learn about ideas that challenge you in productive ways. 

How do I advocate for transparency about tax credits in my city?

During our July discussion, John Mozena of the Center for Economic Accountability unpacked what really happens in local communities when governments offer deals to big businesses for "economic development." In this clip, he encourages you to promote transparency in your community.
The Center for the Study of Liberty hosted John C. Mozena, president and founder of the Center for Economic Accountability, for an online interview and discussion about economic development in July 2019. Here, he tells you what YOU can do to bring about transparency in your community.

More practical advice from our guests!

Visit our YouTube channel for more clips and full interviews from our recent Ideas at Work events. If you weren't able to join us live, you can still catch up on all the great conversations!

And check out our new Soundcloud channel for audio from our events. Click below to hear our interview with John Inazu, Professor of Law and Religion at Washington University in St. Louis and author of Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference.

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