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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 arent able to take drugs that arent 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." Whats needed is competition and markets to help patients and entrepreneurs, says Powell.
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Issues: Government Power, Health Care, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Science
Are Liberals at Fault for the Breakup of the Family?
Recorded: Friday, March 27, 2015
Senior Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis and A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, joins radio host Larry Kudlow to talk about the costs society is bearing for the breakup of traditional families. Goodman talks about how the welfare state subsidizes and enables and even rewards single parent families.
Experts: John C. Goodman, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Lawrence A. Kudlow
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Culture/ Society, Free Market Economics, Government Waste/Pork, Health Care, Labor and Employment, Privatization, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Welfare, Womens Issues
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
Mary L.G. Theroux on KPCC on Repeal of the "Maximum Family Grant" Welfare Rule
Recorded: Monday, February 23, 2015
Independent Institute Senior Vice President Mary L. G. Theroux was a guest on KPCC radio to discuss California's effort to repeal the "maximum family grant" rule for welfare recipients with children. Families that have more children while on welfare do not receive an increase in their grant. This could be reversed by a new law proposed by Calif. State Senator Holly Mitchell, who was also a guest on the show.
Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Crime, Culture/ Society, Education, Family, Labor and Employment, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Taxes, Welfare, Womens Issues
John C. Goodman: Obamacare Individual Mandate Penalty
Recorded: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Independent Institute Senior Fellow John C. Goodman, author of "Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis" was interviewed on World News Radio to comment on the average person's penalty for not having health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Experts: John C. Goodman
Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic Policy, Health Care, Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Public Health/ Consumer Protection
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
Stephen P. Halbrook on Gun Talk Radio
Recorded: Sunday, May 18, 2014
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, appeared on Gun Talk Radio with Tom Gresham. Halbrook talks about the Second Amendment and the traditions of liberty and limited government.
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Issues: Constitutional Law, Culture/ Society, Gun Control, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Public Health/ Consumer Protection