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Lawrence McQuillan on the Fed's Zero Interest Rate Policy
Recorded: Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Senior Fellow Lawrence McQuillan appeared on The Rob Schilling radio show to discuss the Fed's zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) and how this effects the economy.

Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio
Issues: Banking and Finance, Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt

       
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Ivan Eland Discusses Economic Sanctions on Russia
Recorded: Monday, June 30, 2014

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on CCTV to discuss the latest round of economic sanctions on Russia, plus the recent events in Ukraine where a passenger jet was shot down in July.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Economic Policy, Government Power, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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Halbrook on Operation Freedom Radio with Dr. Dave Janda
Recorded: Sunday, June 29, 2014

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Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of author of Gun Control in the Third Reich appeared on the Operation Freedom radio show with Dr. Dave Janda. Halbrook speaks about his latest book and how the Second Amendment prevents events that occurred in Germany before World War II, where gun control and registration laws enabled the Nazi party to consolidate power and disarm Jews and other so-called enemies of the state.

Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Type: Radio
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Freedom, Gun Control, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics

       
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Dr. Lawrence J. McQuillan: California’s Public Pension Crisis
Recorded: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

On June 17, 2014, Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan spoke at an event for supporters of the Independent Institute. Dr. McQuillan spoke about California’s state pension system, a topic he writes about frequently, including in his forthcoming book “California Dreamin’: Resolving the Public Pension Crisis.”

First he defines the types of pension programs for state employees, he outlined how funding for the programs is not sustainable for the promises made to pension recipients. The state admits to an unfunded liability of $140 billion, but McQuillan says that is actually an underestimate. According to most economists, the true amount of the unfunded liability is $430 billion.

How did this happen? McQuillan explains and offers six solutions to keep the pension systems solvent.


Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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New MyGovCost App Demo!
Recorded: Friday, June 13, 2014

How much Washington’s spending is costing YOU? Enter your age, income, and education level and the calculator shows exactly what you’re paying for national defense, welfare, education, national debt, and more even federal programs, as well as the entire federal budget. Along with the calculator, the free MyGovCost iPhone and iPad mobile application contains blogs, Op-Eds, videos, and news from The Independent Institute and MyGovCost.org.

Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Economists, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Free Market Economics, Government Waste/Pork, Labor and Employment

       
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Ivan Eland on Nigerian School Girls’ Rescue
Recorded: Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on WHDT TV to discuss the Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped by the terrorist organization Boko Haram.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, History (International)

       
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Stephen P. Halbrook on Gun Talk Radio
Recorded: Sunday, May 18, 2014

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Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, appeared on Gun Talk Radio with Tom Gresham. Halbrook talks about the Second Amendment and the traditions of liberty and limited government.

Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Type: Radio
Issues: Constitutional Law, Culture/ Society, Gun Control, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Public Health/ Consumer Protection

       
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Whither America: A Foreign Policy Debate Among Realists, Nationalists, and Internationalists
Recorded: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014 George Washington University, Washington D.C.

"The long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have sparked renewed debate about foreign policy within both political parties. William Kristol recently said that while Republicans generally agree on domestic policy, the real debate would be on foreign policy. Likewise, in the Democratic party, the more hawkish Clinton wing of the party continues its clash with the more dovish McGovernite wing. To focus on these differences, The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and The Independent Institute in Oakland, California are hosting a debate among the various foreign policy traditions. Please join us for this necessary and timely debate."

Ivan Eland is the Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute.

Henry R. Nau is the Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University.

Michael Lind is co-founder of the New America Foundation.


Type: Other Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Defense and Foreign Policy, Government Power, Immigration, Nationalism, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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