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Stop Demonizing China: Senior Fellow Ivan Eland on KTRS Radio’s Larry Conners USA Program
Recorded: Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Presidential candidate Donald Trump and the New York Times have recently demonized China for its relationship with Iran, but Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland cautions against such rhetoric. Economically, China is not much of a threat, says Eland. China’s thirst for oil might actually help drive down the price of oil. Criticizing China for human rights violations usually leads to a backlash that harms dissidents. China’s territorial claims in the South China Seas are too far away for the US to be concerned about, says Eland. China is often seen as the evil enemy some politicians in the US need to appear as if they are strong candidates.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Radio


The Case for Selling Your Organs: Research Fellow Abigail R. Hall interviewed on Minnesota Public Radio
Recorded: Monday, December 21, 2015

Research Fellow Abigail R. Hall recently wrote an Op-Ed in Forbes about the solution to the growing need for organ transplants: allowing the sale of human organs. Hall rebuts critics who say only poor people would sell their organs, or the practice is morally objectionable. On the contrary, she says. By legalizing the sale of organs, thousands of lives could be saved and desperate, long waits for organ donations would ease.

Experts: Abigail R. Hall Blanco
Type: Radio


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 aren’t able to take drugs that aren’t 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." What’s needed is competition and markets to help patients and entrepreneurs, says Powell.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Radio
Issues: Government Power, Health Care, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Science


Robert Higgs interview on Taking a Stand book at
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

This podcast was produced by, 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 Randall Holcombe appears on the Larry Conners USA Radio Show
Recorded: Thursday, November 12, 2015

Research Fellow Randall Holcombe is a guest on the Larry Conners USA Radio Show on KTRS St. Louis. Holcombe discusses President Obama’s push for shorter prison sentences and why the move is a mistake. The war on drugs has been waged for 35 years. Drugs are impossible to control and their use should not be illegal, according to Holcombe. Transactions among consenting adults shouldn’t be prosecuted, he says. Only if property crimes or violence occurs, should drug users be prosecuted. Nov. 12, 2015

Experts: Randall G. Holcombe
Type: Radio
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Crime, Drugs (Illicit)


Robert Higgs Interview on "Anemic Recovery, Regulation and Taxation" at Cato Institute
Recorded: Thursday, November 5, 2015

Robert Higgs discusses our most recent economic recovery and some thoughts on how Keynesians explain events in American economic history. Higgs is author of the book, Taking a Stand: Reflections on Life, Liberty, and the Economy (2015). Produced by Cato Institute Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Other Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Politics


Research Fellow Sheldon Richman Interviewed on KTRS Radio on How the 2016 Presidential Hopefuls Ignore Key Pro-Freedom Principles
Recorded: Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Research Fellow Sheldon Richman is interviewed on KTRS radio’s Larry Conners USA program, to talk about the 2016 presidential candidates and their stance on freedom and peace. Most seem eager for a war and support restrictions on markets and free trade. The race for president is a race to the bottom, according to Richman. Where are the candidates who promote peace and free enterprise?

Experts: Sheldon Richman
Type: Radio
Issues: Free Market Economics, Freedom


Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich appears on the Larry Conners USA radio show on KTRS radio in St. Louis
Recorded: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson’s recent remarks asserting that if guns had not been confiscated from Jews then Hitler would have had more trouble orchestrating the Holocaust, have caused a media uproar. Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich provides perspective to Carson’s statement, which is being taken out of context by the mainstream media. Halbrook’s research qualifies him as one of the foremost experts on the subject.

Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Type: Radio
Issues: Gun Control


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