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Randy Simmons | The True Costs of Green Energy
Recorded: Monday, April 27, 2015
Senior Fellow Randy Simmons joins WSVA radio's Mike Schikman to talk about the true costs of green energy including government funding and incentives for renewable energy.
Experts: Randy T. Simmons
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Energy, Environment, Free Market Economics, Property Rights, Public Choice Theory, Regulation and Deregulation
The Political Economy of Drones
Recorded: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Research Fellow Abigail Hall joins the Larry Conners USA radio show to talk about the use of drones both domestically and internationally. What are the implications of the use of drones by law enforcement and military? Hall, who has written her dissertation on the subject, talks about the ramifications of the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) also known as drones.
Experts: Abigail R. Hall
Issues: Government Power, Law Enforcement, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Technology, Terrorism and National Crises
Peter Thiel | Developing the Developed World
Entrepreneurship, Liberty, and the Future
Recorded: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Entrepreneur and Author Peter A. Thiel spoke at a luncheon sponsored by the Independent Institute on January 27, 2015. He shared insights from his new book Zero to One on how to create true innovations in the world of atomsnot just digits and bitsand how to foster a peaceful, prosperous and freer future marked by globalization in a world of limited resources.
Experts: Peter A. Thiel
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Corporate Welfare, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Education, Energy, Free Market Economics, Freedom, Government Power, Government Secrecy, Health Care, History (U.S), Labor and Employment, Law Enforcement, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Privacy, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Science, Technology, Transportation
Abby Hall on The Scott Horton Radio Show
Recorded: Friday, September 19, 2014
Research Fellow Abby Hall appeared on the Scott Horton radio show and talks about her recent article, Perfecting Tyranny: Foreign Intervention as Experimentation in State Control, published in the Fall 2014 issue of The Independent Review, which she wrote with Research Fellow Christopher Coyne.
Experts: Abigail R. Hall
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Defense and Foreign Policy, Government Power, History (International), History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Technology
William J. Watkins, Jr. on Patent Trolls
Recorded: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr. appeared on XMSatellite radios 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.
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Business, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Litigation, Regulation and Deregulation, Science, Technology
Mary Theroux on ARNNSnowden and the Surveillance State
Recorded: Monday, July 22, 2013
Mary Theroux, Senior Vice President at the Independent Institute, is interviewed by host Ernie Brown on the topic of Edward Snowden and the US Governments Surveillance State.
Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Defense and Foreign Policy, Government Power, Government Secrecy, Technology, Terrorism and National Crises
Robert Nelson on Environmentalism as Religion
Recorded: Monday, May 21, 2012
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Senior Fellow Robert Nelson, author of The New Holy Wars talks about the the religious implications between church, state, and environmentalism with Anthony Gill on Research on Religion.
Experts: Robert H. Nelson
Issues: Culture/ Society, Environment, Religion
Randal Rucker Discuses the Resilience of Private Beekeeping on the John Batchelor Show
Recorded: Thursday, June 30, 2011
Research Fellow Randal Rucker (co-author of Plowshares and Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture) appeared on the John Batchelor Show to discuss the resilience of honeybees through private beekeeping in the face of colony collapse disorder.
Experts: Randal R. Rucker
Issues: Business, Environment, Labor and Employment, Science