Independent Institute Senior Vice President Mary L. G. Theroux testified before the California State Senate's Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, at the request of State Senator Jeff Stone. The witnesses spoke about California's Maximum Family Grant rule for families on welfare. The rule caps grants and does not increase grant money to mothers on welfare when they have more children. Mary testified about the causes of poverty and of the need for other, non-government options for poor families. She introduced ideas for helping the poor through private resources and organizations, instead of government agencies where families and women often find themselves trapped in a cycle of poverty.
David J. Theroux, founder and president of The Independent Institute and the C.S. Lewis Society of California, discusses the writings of C.S. Lewis and Lewis's views on individual liberty, natural law and statism.
The presentation was the keynote talk at the first annual conference of Christians for Liberty, that was held at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX, August 2, 2014.
Sr. Fellow Bruce Benson, author of The Enterprise of Law appeared on the Tom Woods radio show to speak about the increasing frequency of private police in areas of our society. In an upcoming article in The Independent Review, Benson will update some ideas about private, market-based justice processes and less government police abuse.
Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa, author of Global Crossings, appeared on the nationally syndicated "Common Sense Club" radio program with host Mark Skogerboe. The host claims Alvaro Vargas Llosa's book Global Crossings changed his mind about immigration and rocked his world.
Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa, author of Global Crossings, appeared on WLRN radios Tropical Currents show, hosted by Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman in Miami, Florida. The author talks about how America has gone from a nation of immigrants, to become skeptical, even critical of receiving others on our shores and borders.
Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa, author of Global Crossings, appears on American Radio Journal with host Lowman Henry on his nationally syndicated radio program. The two discuss immigration and Alvaro Vargas Llosas new book.