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William J. Watkins, Jr. on Patent Trolls
Recorded: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr. appeared on XMSatellite radio’s “Innovation Navigation” show to talk about his new book Patent Trolls: Predatory Litigation and the Smothering of Innovation. The cost of patent trolls is staggering, both in terms of lost work and in court costs and attorney fees. The outmoded patent system in the US is discussed, including proposals for reforming the patent system.

Experts: William J. Watkins Jr.
Type: Radio
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Business, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Litigation, Regulation and Deregulation, Science, Technology

       
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Alvaro Vargas Llosa on WLRN’s Tropical Currents show
Recorded: Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa, author of Global Crossings, appeared on WLRN radio’s 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.

Experts: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Type: Radio
Issues: Culture/ Society, Latin America, Nationalism, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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Robert Higgs Discusses Independence Day on the Scott Horton Radio Show
Recorded: Thursday, July 4, 2013

Senior Research Fellow Robert Higgs talks with Scott Horton about his classic The Transformation of the American Economy 1865-1914; the July 4th celebration of statism and American mythology. Check out some of Robert Higgs’ books mentioned on the program.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Culture/ Society, History (U.S), Nationalism, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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Alex Tabarrok: Launching the Innovation Renaissance
Recorded: Friday, December 9, 2011

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C-FIRE Deputy Director R.J. Lehmann interviews Independent Institute Research Director Alexander T. Tabarrok about his new book, Launching the Innovation Renaissance: A New Path to Bring Smart Ideas to Market Fast.

Experts: Alexander T. Tabarrok
Type: Radio
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Education, Free Market Economics, Litigation, Privatization, Property Rights

       
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The Supreme Court and the Battle for Second Amendment Rights
Recorded: Thursday, July 22, 2010

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In June 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling on the Second Amendment individual right to “keep and bear arms” with its Heller v. District of Columbia decision. Two years later, in June 2010, a second historic decision squeezed through the highest court in the land.

Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook, Donald E. J. Kilmer Jr.
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Culture/ Society, Gun Control, History (U.S), Law Enforcement, Litigation, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Race Issues

       
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William Watkins on NPR’s Talk of the Nation Discussing Supreme Court Nominations
Recorded: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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With the hearings on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court, Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr., was interviewed on NPR’s Talk of the Nation to discuss how to revise the nomination and selection process of Supreme Court Justices, based on his recent article in the Washington Examiner, “A role for the people in judicial selection.”

Experts: William J. Watkins Jr.
Type: Radio
Issues: Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Litigation, Politics

       
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What President Obama Should Learn from His Predecessors
Recorded: Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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Amid the current economic and financial crises, President Obama may do well to remember the men who have come before him.

Experts: Ivan Eland, Andrew R. Rutten
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Culture/ Society, Defense and Foreign Policy, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Freedom, Government Power, History (U.S), Nationalism, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Race Issues, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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Bush, Obama, and Presidential Power
Recorded: Wednesday, January 7, 2009

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Was George W. Bush the worst president ever? Ivan Eland examines Bush’s presidency and those of his predecessors to determine if their policies promoted peace, prosperity, and liberty while upholding the Constitution they swore to protect.

Experts: Ivan Eland, Ron Paul, Richard Shenkman
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Banking and Finance, Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Culture/ Society, Defense and Foreign Policy, Democracy, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Freedom, Government Power, History (U.S), Nationalism, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Privacy, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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