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Anthony Gregory: The Failures of President George W. Bush on The Tom Woods Show
Recorded: Thursday, August 7, 2014

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Research Fellow Anthony Gregory, author of author of The Power of Habeas Corpus in America appeared on the Tom Woods radio show to discuss the record of President George W. Bush.

Experts: Anthony Gregory
Type: Radio
Issues: Constitutional Law, Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Government Power, History (International), History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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Robert Higgs Discusses Effects of WWI on the Tom Woods Show
Recorded: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Sr. Fellow Robert Higgs appeared on the Tom Woods radio show. Higgs discusses the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I and its devastating effects on people and government.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, History (International), History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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Ivan Eland on Russian/European Politics & Sanctions
Recorded: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on AriseTV discussing Russian/European politics. Russia's oligarchs are expected to withdraw money out of UK markets in light of EU sanctions against Russia. Sanctions were imposed after the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet. The sanctions will hurt EU countries as well as Russia says Eland.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Economic Policy, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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Ivan Eland on ISIS in Iraq
Recorded: Saturday, June 28, 2014

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of Partitioning for Peace appeared on Canada's CTV to talk about recent events in Iraq, where Iraqi forces have gone on the offensive against ISIS militants. Eland gives his perspective on Iraq's history and how his idea of partitioning of Iraq is still an outcome that would bring relative peace in Iraq.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Defense and Foreign Policy, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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Eland on CrossTalk: Ukrainian Truce?
Recorded: Friday, June 20, 2014

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on RT television’s “CrossTalk” program, discussing the recent developments in Ukraine. With a new president, will Ukraine now fall under the influence of the west?

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Defense and Foreign Policy, Government Power, History (International), Politics, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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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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Dr. Lawrence J. McQuillan: California’s Public Pension Crisis
Recorded: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

On June 17, 2014, Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan spoke at an event for supporters of the Independent Institute. Dr. McQuillan spoke about California’s state pension system, a topic he writes about frequently, including in his forthcoming book “California Dreamin’: Resolving the Public Pension Crisis.”

First he defines the types of pension programs for state employees, he outlined how funding for the programs is not sustainable for the promises made to pension recipients. The state admits to an unfunded liability of $140 billion, but McQuillan says that is actually an underestimate. According to most economists, the true amount of the unfunded liability is $430 billion.

How did this happen? McQuillan explains and offers six solutions to keep the pension systems solvent.

Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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New MyGovCost App Demo!
Recorded: Friday, June 13, 2014

How much Washington’s spending is costing YOU? Enter your age, income, and education level and the calculator shows exactly what you’re paying for national defense, welfare, education, national debt, and more even federal programs, as well as the entire federal budget. Along with the calculator, the free MyGovCost iPhone and iPad mobile application contains blogs, Op-Eds, videos, and news from The Independent Institute and MyGovCost.org.

Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Economists, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Free Market Economics, Government Waste/Pork, Labor and Employment

       
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