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Benjamin Powell on Sweatshops as Means to Escape Poverty
Recorded: Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sr. Fellow Benjamin Powell discusses the unintended consequences of anti-sweatshop activism and the real recipe for escaping poverty: economic freedom.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Radio
Issues: Business, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (International), Economic Policy, Labor and Employment

       
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Benjamin Powell Discusses Sweatshops on Vancouver’s CKNW Radio
Recorded: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sr. Fellow Benjamin Powell appears on Vancouver’s CKNW radio to discuss the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. Powell talks with host Mike Eckfordabout conditions in clothing factories in Bangladesh and markets for labor and the products manufactured there.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Radio
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (International), Free Market Economics, Labor and Employment, Regulation and Deregulation

       
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Ben Powell on the Economic Freedom of the World Report
Recorded: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell appeared on the "The Roger Hedgecock Radio Show." Powell discusses the Economic Freedom of the World Report, explaining why economic freedom in the U.S. is plummeting.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Radio
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Freedom

       
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Ben Powell on The Schilling Show WINA Radio
Recorded: Friday, March 1, 2013

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Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell discusses the minimum wage on The Schilling Show WINA Radio, with Host Rob Schilling.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Radio
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Labor and Employment, Regulation and Deregulation

       
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Charles V. Peña on the Need to Withdraw from Afghanistan
Recorded: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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Charles V. Peña on WTOP radio discusses the need to withdraw more troops from Afghanistan.

Experts: Charles V. Peña
Type: Radio
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Politics

       
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Charles Pena on CNBC, Explaining the Afghanistan Quagmire
Recorded: Friday, July 2, 2010

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Independent Institute Senior Fellow Charles Peña interviewed on CNBC’s Insana Quotient with Ron Insana about the McChrystal fallout and its significance for the Obama administration. Peña further illustrates the quagmire that exists in the U.S mission in Afghanistan and challenges the public to consider the true relevancy behind the changing of command. Does it matter who is in charge when we are fighting an illegitimate war?

Experts: Charles V. Peña
Type: Radio
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy

       
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Can the U.S. Withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq?
Recorded: Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Civil strife in Iraq continues and instability may only increase after the January elections. U.S. withdrawal has become an acceptable strategy in Washington, but will it be tenable if violence escalates and Iraq unravels again?

Experts: Ivan Eland, Peter Galbraith, Charles V. Peña
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Democracy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Freedom, History (International), Politics, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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The Secret to Making Poor Nations Rich
Recorded: Thursday, February 21, 2008

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For decades, efforts to end world poverty have focused on redistributing wealth, rather than creating it. This approach, however, has done little to foster long-term economic progress in Africa.

Experts: George B. N. Ayittey, Benjamin W. Powell, Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Economic History and Development (International), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, History (International), Latin America, Nationalism, Property Rights, Regulation and Deregulation, Taxes, Trade

       
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