David J. Theroux, Founder and President of the Independent Institute, presents the idea and concept behind Love Gov: From First Date to Mandate, the award-winning, satirical video series that portrays the federal government as an overbearing boyfriend Scott Gov Govinsky who foists his good intentions on a hapless, idealistic college student, Alexis Smith.
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Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carsons 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 Carsons statement, which is being taken out of context by the mainstream media. Halbrooks research qualifies him as one of the foremost experts on the subject.
Research Fellow Sheldon Richman talks with Larry Conners USA show about gun control and why it doesnt work. When news of a tragic public shooting occurs, it is often followed with a cry for gun control. Anti-gun measures dont work, according to Richman. Those that think otherwise are Utopians and are not being realistic.
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of "Gun Control in the Third Reich" appears on the Larry Elder radio show on Oct. 9, 2015. Halbrook talks about the remarks made by presidential candidate Ben Carson about gun control and the holocaust and how dictators take guns first. Carsons remarks were rebuked by mainstream media, but historians such as Halbrook set the record strait on the history of gun control in Europe leading up to World War II and the holocaust.
Senior Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, author of California Dreaming is interviewed on the Bob Harden Radio Show, in Naples, Florida. McQuillan describes his book’s recommendation that public employees should move to 401(k) type retirement plans in order to avoid bankrupting municipalities that may reduce pension payments to retirees, due to poor public money management decisions.
In this mock trial organized by FreedomFest 2015, Independent Institute Research Fellow Robert Murphy and Robert Kuttner present their arguments and witnesses to the jury and the judge, performed by Lisa Kennedy for the responsibility of the Federal Reserve on the financial crisis in 2008.
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Love Gov portrays the federal government as an overbearing boyfriend Scott Gov Govinsky who foists his "good intentions" on a hapless, idealistic college student, Alexis. Each episode follows Alexis's relationship with Gov as his intrusions wreak (comic) havoc on her life, professionally, financially, and socially. Alexis's loyal friend Libby tries to help her see Gov for what he really is a menace. But will Alexis come to her senses in time? Tune in to find out!
Senior Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, author of California Dreaming is interviewed by Michael Krasny on KQED radios Forum program. McQuillan tells of his plan to resolve the pension crisis in California and other states by switching from the current system to a 401(k) style of retirement plan, as most private sector companies use. This way, McQuillan argues, the public employee retirement system would be portable and transparent while remaining solvent.