Robert Higgs discusses our most recent economic recovery and some thoughts on how Keynesians explain events in American economic history. Higgs is author of the book, Taking a Stand: Reflections on Life, Liberty, and the Economy (2015).
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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.
Independent Institute Senior Fellow John C. Goodman talks about his new Independent book, "A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America," on how to replace the Affordable Care Act with market-based solutions. Hosted by Michael Cannon, the discussion was held on July 22, 2015, at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.
Senior Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, author of California Dreaming, is interviewed on the Tom Brown Radio Show on WEZS in New Hampshire. McQuillan tells of the unfunded pension crisis facing cities, counties and states across America. Services are being cut by municipalities in order to pay for the retirement benefits of public employees. Recently bankruptcy courts have cut payments to retirees in settlements. McQuillan has a better plan which involves switching pension plans into private enterprise style 401k retirement plans.
Independent Institute Senior Fellows John C. Goodman and Lawrence J. McQuillan speak on a panel with Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Peter Ferrara at the 2015 FreedomFest held in Las Vegas, NV. The program is moderated by Lewis Uhler, President of the National Tax Limitation Committee.
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