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Tyler Castle

Posts by Tyler Castle

Tyler Castle is the director of AEI's Initiative on Faith & Public Life. He is a graduate of Westmont College (political science), a former John Jay Institute Fellow, and a former intern for Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and AEI’s Values & Capitalism program. He writes regularly on issues of society, faith, and politics, and he is the former cocaptain of the championship-winning AEI softball team.
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4 Takeaways from Pres. Obama’s Conversation with Arthur Brooks and Robert Putnam

Thoughtful, bi-partisan conversations in Washington are a lot like uncooked steak—rare. That’s why yesterday’s conversation on poverty between President Obama, AEI President Arthur Brooks, and Harvard Professor Robert Putnam was so unusual, intriguing, and...

Common Good #11 – Charles Murray on “By the People”

On this episode of Common Good, our guest is AEI scholar and best-selling author Charles Murray. He is best known for “Losing Ground” (1984), “The Bell Curve” (1994), and “Coming Apart” (2012). The topic of this conversation is...

Why Do Universities Exist?

This is a question that many American colleges and universities might not be able to answer today. Or if they do have an answer, it is probably not a very good one. Case in point: A few days ago, the University of Michigan cancelled a showing of “American Sniper” when...

Common Good #10 – Rep. Frank Wolf and Elyse Anderson

On this episode of Values & Capitalism’s Common Good podcast, my guests are former Congressman Frank Wolf and Elyse Bauer Anderson. Mr. Wolf represented the 10th district of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives for over 30 years, and is now Jerry...

Does Wealth Make Us Less Religious?

According to a study from the Pew Research Center, the answer to this question appears to be yes. “In general, people in richer nations are less likely than those in poorer nations to say religion plays a very important role in their lives,” the authors report. The...