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Kresta in the Afternoon – January 19, 2022 – Hour 2

Rob Muise explains the Supreme Court’s decision on vaccine mandates and we discuss China and Economics with Sam Gregg.

Supreme Court says no to Vaccine mandates  

The Supreme Court has struck down the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for large corporations, though it did uphold a regulation for almost all healthcare workers to be vaccinated. In response, today Starbucks announced that it is withdrawing its vaccine mandate for its employees. We look at this and other religious liberty news with Rob Muise.

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Supreme Court blocks Biden’s vaccine-or-test mandate for large private companies

Starbucks Decides Enforcing an Employee Vaccine Mandate Is Too Much Trouble

Children Are the Real Winners in ‘Fulton v. Philadelphia’

American Freedom Law Center

Rob Muise is a co-founder of the American Freedom Law Center and the co-Author of Offensive and Defensive Lawfare: Fighting Civilizational Jihad in America’s Courts. He previously served 13 years in the US Marine Corps. Visit

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What to do about China?

Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates investment firm, recently said the US could benefit from a “common prosperity” approach similar to China’s. Dalio thinks the US needs more common prosperity and points to US wealth and income gaps last hit in the 1930s. Sam Gregg gives us his take on Dalio’s perspective.

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What to Do About China?

Despite displays of strength, China has key weaknesses

Sam Gregg is director of research at the Acton Institute. He’s the author of several books, including Reason, Faith and the Struggle for Western Civilization and has written and spoken extensively on questions of political economy, economic history, ethics in finance, and natural law theory. He has an MA in political philosophy from the University of Melbourne, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in moral philosophy and political economy from the University of Oxford.

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