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The Overton Window

Have you noticed that politicians struggle to enact the things they run on? They find themselves bound by what is popular, or at least their sense of it. The narrow range of policies that they can enact is called the Overton Window. The Overton Window podcast looks at issues around the country and the people changing what is politically possible.

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‘Show the effects that bad policy has on individuals’

John Kay on the Right to Earn a Living

15 Jul 2022

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‘It’s no different than building a network of friends’

Claire Kittle Dixon on where to find good people to work in free market organizations

1 Jul 2022

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‘That’s wrong. It’s morally wrong. It’s economically wrong. It’s just bad policy.’

Richard Vedder on his career as a policy advocate professor

17 Jun 2022

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‘Not yet, but we’re close’

Jeremy Baker on changing policy through candidate recruitment

3 Jun 2022

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'Transparency is for government and privacy is for people'

Heather Lauer on getting lawmakers to pass donor privacy laws

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‘Powers that no one had exercised before’

Daniel Dew and Michael Van Beek on gubernatorial authority in emergencies

6 May 2022

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‘You keep grinding and grinding and grinding — it's almost like a rugby scrum —until there is that opening’

Russ Latino on the legislative battle for tax cuts in Mississippi

22 Apr 2022

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'These past two years in general really show you that when parents band together they can really push for change'

Corey DeAngelis on the rush the fund students and tweeting for school choice

8 Apr 2022

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‘At the start, it had nothing to do with policy, it was about us understanding the issue’

Randy Hicks on taking a bottom-up strategy to state policy reform

25 Mar 2022

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‘They are trying to juggle all these different values and different demands.’

Jason Hayes on how states manage their parks and forests

11 Mar 2022

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