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William F. Shughart Discusses the Import-Export Bank on The Gary Nolan Show
Recorded: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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Sr. Fellow William F. Shughart II appeared on The Gary Nolan radio show to discuss the Export-Import bank. In a recent syndicated Op-Ed, Shughart wrote that the Export-Import bank distorts prices and it interferes with the free flow of international commerce.

Experts: William F. Shughart II
Type: Radio
Issues: Banking and Finance, Business, Economic Policy, Labor and Employment, Trade

       
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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.


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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Ivan Eland on the Future of Ukraine
Recorded: Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on CCTV to talk about the future of Ukraine. As Kiev residents attack the Russian Embassy, the future of Ukraine is uncertain.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, History (International), 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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Ivan Eland on Nigerian School Girls’ Rescue
Recorded: Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on WHDT TV to discuss the Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped by the terrorist organization Boko Haram.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, History (International)

       
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Ivan Eland on FSN Radio: America’s Presidents & Foreign Policy
Recorded: Thursday, May 15, 2014

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Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on The Financial Survival Network with host Kerry Lutz to talk about his book Recarving Rushmore which will be updated in the fall of 2014. The book ranks U.S. Presidents on issues of peace, prosperity, and liberty.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Radio
Issues: Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Economic Policy, Government Power, History (International), History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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Ivan Eland on Ukraine Peace Process—Sanctions on Russia
Recorded: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland is a guest on CCTV discussing the peace process in Ukraine and what the effects of sanctions are having on Russia.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Economic Policy, Government Power, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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Benjamin Powell Discusses Sweatshops on Vancouver’s CKNW Radio
Recorded: Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Sr. Fellow Benjamin Powell appears on Vancouver’s CKNW radio to discuss the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. Powell talks with host Mike Eckfordabout conditions in clothing factories in Bangladesh and markets for labor and the products manufactured there.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Radio
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (International), Free Market Economics, Labor and Employment, Regulation and Deregulation

       
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