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

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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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Lawrence McQuillan on The Jason Lewis Radio Show
Recorded: Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan was a guest on the Jason Lewis radio show. He discussed the economics and history of totalitarianism vs capitalism in terms of policies such as higher taxes for corporations, farm subsidies, price and rent controls and endless money supply and how history can show us which of these stifle prosperity. Private property and individualism are the foundations of freedom, argues McQuillan.

Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio
Issues: Culture/ Society, Government Power, History (International), History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Property Rights

       
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Bruce Benson on Property Rights
Recorded: Monday, October 14, 2013

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Senior Fellow Dr. Bruce Benson, author of Property Rights: Eminent Domain and Regulatory Takings Re-examined, speaks with Jeanne Hoffman of Kosmos.

Experts: Bruce L. Benson
Type: Radio
Issues: Business, Government Power, Property Rights

       
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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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Clifford Thies on the American Economic Association and Richard T. Ely
Recorded: Monday, November 28, 2011

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The American Economic Association (AEA) takes pride in celebrating its founder Richard T. Ely. This pride is strange, given the character of Ely’s thought, which is revealed in The Independent Review article “The Shaping of a Future President’s Economic Thought: Richard T. Ely and Woodrow Wilson at ‘The Hopkins’” by Gary M. Pecquet and Clifford F. Thies, as well as the Econ Journal Watch article “Richard T. Ely: The Confederate Flag of the AEA?” by Clifford F. Thies and Ryan Daza. In this podcast, Thies is interviewed by the economist Lawrence H. White and explores Ely’s ideas, values, and impact. Thies is the Eldon R. Lindsay Chair of Free Enterprise and Professor of Economics and Finance at Shenandoah University.

Experts: Clifford F. Thies, Lawrence H. White
Type: Radio
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Collectivism, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Economists, Government Power, Immigration, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Race Issues, Regulation and Deregulation, Religion, Science, Welfare

       
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Dr. Bruce Benson on ABC Australia radio’s Counterpoint
Recorded: Friday, November 11, 2011

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Senior Fellow Dr. Bruce Benson, author of Property Rights: Eminent Domain and Regulatory Takings Re-examined, speaks on ABC Australia radio’s Counterpoint.


Type: Radio
Issues: Business, Government Power, Property Rights

       
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Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in America
Recorded: Thursday, October 7, 2010

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“Economics and environmentalism are types of modern religions.” So says Robert H. Nelson in his analysis of the roots of economics and environmentalism and their mutually antagonistic relations in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The present debate raging over global warming exemplifies the clash of these two public theologies.

Experts: Steven F. Hayward, Robert H. Nelson, Max L. Stackhouse
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Property Rights, Religion

       
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The New International Arms Race in Space—And How to Avoid It
Recorded: Friday, March 7, 2008

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Did the United States test an anti-satellite weapon when it “shot down” an out-of-control spy satellite earlier this month? Or was it a precautionary measure to protect people on the ground who might have been hit with a fuel tank filled with a poisonous gas?

Experts: Peter L. Hays, Theresa Hitchens, Jeff Kueter, Mike Moore
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Government Secrecy, History (International), History (U.S), Science, Technology

       
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