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Was the American Wild West a Genuine Case of Anarcho-Capitalism?
Recorded: Friday, July 10, 2015
Independent Institute Senior Fellow Randy Simmons speaks at the 2015 FreedomFest in Las Vegas, NV.
Experts: Randy T. Simmons
Type: Other Event
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Economists, Free Market Economics, History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy
Repudiation in Antebellum MississippiAn Interview with Clifford F. Thies
Recorded: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Clifford F. Thies, author of The Independent Review article Repudiation in Antebellum Mississippi, is interviewed on National Public Radios All Things Considered about the state of Mississippi defaulting on its loans in the 1840s. Other states defaulted on loans during this period, but most reconciled with debtors, but not Mississippi. Mississippi repudiated its debts, refusing to pay them.
Experts: Clifford F. Thies
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, History (U.S)
The Public Pension Crisis Across the United States An Interview with Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan
Recorded: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, author of California Dreaming appears on KLZ radio in Denver, CO. Lawrence talks about the public-pension crisis and how states and cities can change their pension contributions to avoid bankruptcy while honoring commitments to employees.
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), History (U.S), Labor and Employment, Taxes
What Americans Should Learn from the British Election
Recorded: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on America Tonight with Kate Delaney to talk about government spending out of control. Eland compares the US money supply and spending under George W. Bush and Barack Obama to eating candy and getting a "sugar high" instead of a good balanced diet. British Prime Minister David Cameron has followed the examples of US Presidents Harding, Coolidge, Eisenhower and Clinton and embraced austerity to bring about long term prosperity.
Experts: Ivan Eland
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Government Power, Politics, Terrorism and National Crises
Childhood Poverty, Government Failures, and the Need for Economic Liberty
Recorded: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Senior Vice President Mary Theroux is interviewed on radio station KOGO in San Diego to talk about the latest on California's Maximum Family Grant rule for families on welfare. She discusses the underlying reasons why children are born into poverty and the difficulty of breaking the cycle of poverty.
Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Culture/ Society, Economic Policy, Education, Family, Labor and Employment, Politics, Privatization, Race Issues, Regulation and Deregulation, Urban Issues, Welfare, Womens Issues
Thomas DiLorenzo on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Economy
Recorded: Friday, April 17, 2015
Research Fellow Thomas DiLorenzo appeared on the Kate Dalley radio show on KZNU in Utah to discuss the 16th U.S. President and the economy at the time.
Experts: Thomas J. DiLorenzo
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), History (U.S), Terrorism and National Crises
Partitioning Iraq for Peace
Recorded: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Senior Fellow Ivan Eland, author of Partitioning for Peace, appeared on "Doug Stephan's Good Day" radio program. Eland talks about the state of terrorism in the Iraq and whether the US creates more of a problem with its intervention. He also discusses the question of how ISIS is different than other terror groups.
Experts: Ivan Eland
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Freedom, History (International), Nationalism, Politics, Race Issues, Religion, Terrorism and National Crises
Mary L.G. Theroux | Childhood Poverty, Government Failures, and the Need for Economic Liberty
Recorded: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Independent Institute Senior Vice President Mary L. G. Theroux testified on "Childhood Poverty, Government Failures, and the Need for Economic Liberty", 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.
Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Culture/ Society, Economic Policy, Family, Health Care, Housing, Labor and Employment, Politics, Privatization, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Taxes, Welfare, Womens Issues