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Scott Sumner author of "Midas Paradox" on Macro Musings
Recorded: Thursday, March 31, 2016
David Beckworth, host of "Macro Musings" podcast interviewed Scott Sumner, author of "The Midas Paradox", on the content of this book, what caused the Great Depression, monetary economics among other topics.
Thanks to Mercatus Center at George Mason University for the permission to publish this podcast.
Experts: Scott Sumner
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.)
Research Fellow Craig Eyermann on the Solvency of the US Social Security System
Recorded: Monday, March 21, 2016
Presidential candidates have said there must be major changes to the Social Security program, which is on a path to bankruptcy. Research Fellow Craig Eyermann talks about the complex system and the factors that determine how sustainable the system is.
KGO Radio, March 21, 2016
Experts: Craig Eyermann
Issues: Government Power, Labor and Employment, Taxes
Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell is Interviewed on American Medicine Today Radio on Drug Approvals and the FDA
Recorded: Saturday, December 12, 2015
What is the cost of the long approval process for potentially life-saving drugs by the FDA? The approval process can take up to 12 years and cost $1 billion. But there are other costs. Patients arent able to take drugs that arent approved and they might die or become more ill. Another cost is that a potential drug maker might not want to take the financial risk of taking a drug to market. Powell recommends testing drugs but possibly making drugs "FDA recommended", rather than "FDA approved." Whats needed is competition and markets to help patients and entrepreneurs, says Powell.
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Issues: Government Power, Health Care, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Science
Robert Higgs interview on Taking a Stand book at Libertarianism.org
Recorded: Friday, November 20, 2015
Robert Higgs Senior Fellow in Political Economy for the Independent Institute talks about his latest book Taking a Stand: Reflections on Life, Liberty, and the Economy (2015) in this interview conducted by Aaron Ross Powell and Trevor Burrus from Libertarianism.org
This podcast was produced by Libertarianism.org, a Cato Institute project. November 20, 2015.
Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Other Event
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Education, History (U.S)
Research Fellow Sheldon Richman interviewed on KTRS radio on why anti-gun measures dont work
Recorded: Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Research Fellow Sheldon Richman talks with Larry Conners USA show about gun control and why it doesnt work. When news of a tragic public shooting occurs, it is often followed with a cry for gun control. Anti-gun measures dont work, according to Richman. Those that think otherwise are Utopians and are not being realistic.
Experts: Sheldon Richman
Issues: Government Power, Gun Control
Independent Institute President David J. Theroux Discusses C.S. Lewis on Ave Maria Radio
Recorded: Saturday, August 1, 2015
Founder and President of the Independent Institute, David Theroux is interviewed by Ave Maria Radio President Al Kresta at the Napa Institute Annual Conference. Also President of the C.S. Lewis Society of California, David Theroux talks about C.S. Lewiss writings on liberty and Christianity and how Lewis became one of the best-read and most influential writers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Experts: David J. Theroux
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Freedom, Government Power, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Privacy, Religion
Senior Fellow Lawrence McQuillan Interviewed on the Tom Brown Show
Recorded: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Senior Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, author of California Dreaming
, is interviewed on the Tom Brown Radio Show on WEZS in New Hampshire. McQuillan tells of the unfunded pension crisis facing cities, counties and states across America. Services are being cut by municipalities in order to pay for the retirement benefits of public employees. Recently bankruptcy courts have cut payments to retirees in settlements. McQuillan has a better plan which involves switching pension plans into private enterprise style 401k retirement plans.
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Fiscal Policy/Debt, Taxes, Welfare
How to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
Recorded: Friday, July 10, 2015
Lewis Uhler, President of the National Tax Limitation Committee, moderates a panel with Independent Institute Senior Fellows John Goodman and Lawrence McQuillan and Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Peter Ferrara at the 2015 FreedomFest held in Las Vegas, NV.
Experts: Peter J. Ferrara, John C. Goodman, Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Other Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Free Market Economics, Government Waste/Pork, Health Care, Labor and Employment, Privatization, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation