S1, Episode 8: An Interview with Carrie Lukas

Posted by Benjamin Hannemann on October 11, 2023

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An Interview with Carrie Lukas, Author & President, Independent Women’s Forum

The free exchange of goods and services has profoundly improved living conditions throughout the world. In the past two decades alone, free markets have helped reduce the child mortality rate by almost half and have lifted 130,000 people out of extreme poverty.

Yet according to a recent poll, twice as many people believe that socialism, rather than the free market system, can best meet everyone’s basic needs. Breaking it down further, men are far more likely to have a favorable view of free markets than women (68% vs. 48%).

Carrie Lukas is our guest on this episode of Voices of Freedom. She is working to change the way women think about free markets, and to promote a better understanding of how liberty-oriented policies open opportunity for individuals and families.

Topics discussed by Carrie Lukas and Rick Graber, President and CEO, The Bradley Foundation, include:

  • Debunking the myth that free markets are incompatible with compassion
  • What conservatives can do to show women how their policies advance opportunity
  • The impact that federal paid family leave would have on parents
  • Solutions to the issue of childcare affordability and accessibility
  • The reasons for the pay gap between men and women
  • Whether DEI policies have their intended effect
  • How efforts to redefine gender are harming society

Carrie Lukas is the president of Independent Women’s Forum, vice president of Independent Women’s Voice, and a member of Independent Women’s Network. She is the author of the Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism, Checking Progressive Privilege, and Liberty Is No War on Women.  Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, and numerous other outlets.