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Research Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of Pope Francis and the Caring Society appears on the Jason Hartman podcast
Posted: Fri. December 14, 2018, 3:20pm PT

Research Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of Pope Francis and the Caring Society appears on the Jason Hartman podcast to talk about economics and Pope Francis. Whaples discusses the Pope Francis and his socialist-leaning economic outlook and how capitalism is a better system for helping the most people, especially in poor countries.

Recorded: Thu. December 13, 2018
Experts: Robert M. Whaples
Type: Radio

“Your Taxes Pay for Politicians’ Bad Behavior” Lawrence McQuillan appears on KOGO radio
Posted: Wed. December 5, 2018, 10:24am PT

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, Director of the California Golden Fleece ® Awards appears on KOGO radio (San Diego) to discuss how California government officials are shielded from sexual misconduct accountability at taxpayers’ expense.

Recorded: Tue. December 4, 2018
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan appears on the Andy Caldwell Show on KUHL radio
Posted: Thu. November 15, 2018, 10:13am PT

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, Director of the California Golden Fleece Awards and author of California Dreaming appears on the Andy Caldwell radio show. The newest California Golden Fleece Award was given to the system that allows taxpayer money to pay for state workers' sexual assault settlements. These settlements are often shielded from the public. The new report suggest reforms to make such settlements transparent and calls for due process state workers who are victims or accused of crimes.

Recorded: Wed. November 14, 2018
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

“Right-to-Try Legislation” Raymond March on American Medicine Today
Posted: Thu. November 8, 2018, 12:33pm PT

Right-to-Try legislation was recently signed by President Trump. Research Fellow Raymond March, Director of FDAReview.org explains how this can give terminally ill patients and their families medications that are not yet approved by the FDA.

Recorded: Sat. October 6, 2018
Experts: Raymond J. March
Type: Radio

An Evening with Tucker Carlson
America's Elites Are on a Ship of Fools

Posted: Fri. November 2, 2018, 2:23pm PT

At this sold-out Independent Institute event, Tucker Carlson discusses America's elites, a group whose power and wealth from government privilege have grown beyond imagination even as the rest of the country has floundered. The people who run America now barely interact with it, and in his #1 New York Times, best-selling book, Ship of Fools, Carlson offers a blistering critique of our new overlords. Traditional liberals who worried about whales and defended free speech have been replaced by authoritarians who hide their hard-edged agenda behind identity politics. They’ll fleece you while lecturing you about bathrooms, plastic straws, and safe spaces.

“Left and right,” Carlson says, “are no longer meaningful categories in America. The rift is between those who benefit from the status quo, and those who don’t.” Our leaders are fools, Carlson concludes, “unaware that they are captains of a sinking ship.” At this event, and in his signature fearless and witty style, he addresses the all-important question: How do we put the country back on course?

Recorded: Tue. October 16, 2018
Experts: Tucker Carlson, David J. Theroux
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Politics

“Fighting the Socialist Agenda” Independent Institute Founder and President David Theroux on the Rob Schilling Radio Show
Posted: Tue. October 23, 2018, 3:24pm PT

How has the socialist agenda gone mainstream and when did it begin? David Theroux explains the origins of the rise of socialism in today's society and how young people are using the internet to learn about alternatives such as Independent's new Catalyst Catalyst and the YouTube satirical series Love Gov2: A Crisis Not to Waste .

Recorded: Wed. October 17, 2018
Experts: David J. Theroux
Type: Radio

Independent Institute Founder and President David Theroux Appears on the Jim Bohannon Radio Show
Posted: Tue. October 16, 2018, 1:10pm PT

Independent Institute Founder and President David Theroux talks with Jim Bohannon about the new YouTube series, Love Gov2: A Crisis Not to Waste and why such a video series is needed today. Millennials are facing issues such as student loan debt, housing shortages, soaring healthcare costs, and the invasion of privacy. The Love Gov series deals with all these issues using humor to show how government interference blocks a lot of solutions that younger people are creating for themselves.

Recorded: Fri. October 12, 2018
Experts: David J. Theroux
Type: Radio

Rebutting Alarmism at the Global Climate Action Summit | Part 2
Posted: Mon. October 15, 2018, 4:58pm PT

Panel on the Global Climate Action Summit organized by the Heartland Institute and the Independent Institute, held in Oakland, California, on September 14, 2018. Thanks to the Heartland Institute for permission to publish this video.

Recorded: Mon. October 15, 2018
Experts: Terry L. Gannon
Type: Other Event