Roslyn Layton is a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute focusing on digital technology industries and net neutrality. Layton develops policies for digitally connected domains and advises on government regulations. She participated in the Buckley Program’s Firing Line Debate on Net Neutrality, and after the event, Layton provided the following reading list for Buckley fellows:
“This is a reading list to help you think for yourself and push against orthodoxy. The purpose of inquiry and debate is to seek truth, engage in dialogue, and challenge opinions. Here are some resources to help you sharpen your reasoning and inspire you to make masterful argumentation.”
Blogs and Articles
- 10 Things Bernie Sanders Should Know About Denmark
- Here’s how to use the experience of your own life to disprove the convention wisdom and challenge the view that the grass is greener on the other side.
- Tech and Innovation Blog from the American Enterprise Institute
- Each day AEI presents a tech policy challenge and its market-based solutions. Sign up for the free daily newsletter.
- Debatable Premises in Telecom Policy
- This article examines 5 statements of received wisdom that underlie much popular, political, and academic support for increased telecommunications regulation. A hard copy of this article is available from the Buckley program.
- Articles to sharpen thinking on Internet Freedom include How Title II Harms Consumers and Innovators; Does Net Neutrality Spur Innovation?; Summarizing the Harms of the FCC’s 2015 Internet Regulation; Net Neutrality Without the FCC? How FTC Can Regulate Broadband Effectively
- Economics for daily life hosted by Russ Roberts of George Mason University and the Hoover Institution.
- Federalist Society
- Offers constitutional arguments and analysis of leading legal controversies.
- HighTech Forum
- Explaining the technology behind modern communications.
- God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of “Academic Freedom” (1951)
- William F. Buckley, Jr. critiques his Yale undergraduate experience, saying that the university forced collectivist, Keynesian, and secularist ideology on students and ridiculed their religious beliefs. Noting that university oversight was provided by god-fearing alumni, he argues that Yale failed its students by not teaching in a manner consistent with these values.
- 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote for Chaos
- Canadian psychologist and professor against political correctness Jordan B. Petersen challenges Canadian law by refusing to use preferred gender pronouns, calling this a form of compelled speech. He describes how each person, born with the instinct for ethics and meaning, can take responsibility for one’s life.
- Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America
- AEI President and social scientist Arthur C. Brooks offers a vision for conservatism as a movement for happiness, unity, and social justice and the techniques to challenges the liberal monopoly on “fairness” and “compassion.”
- What Is Marriage?: Man and Woman: A Defense
- A bold and elegant defense of an institution maligned by popular culture, Sherif Girgis, Ryan T Anderson, and Robert George critique the idea that equality requires redefining marriage.
- You Are the Message: Getting What You Want by Being Who You Are
- Roger Ailes, founder of Fox News, describes how your unique self is your most powerful tool for communication.
- How To Be Right: The Art of Being Persuasively Correct
- Fox News commentator Greg Gutfeld offers instruction on how to debate and win through patience, research, humor, understanding, creative thinking, and learning from your opponent.