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Mary L.G. Theroux | Childhood Poverty, Government Failures, and the Need for Economic Liberty
Recorded: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sacramento, CA

Independent Institute Sr. Vice President Mary Theroux testified in front of the California Senate Subcommittee at the request of state Senator Jeff Stone. The witnesses spoke about California's Maximum Family Grant rule for families on welfare. The rule caps grants and does not increase grant money to mothers on welfare when they have more children. Mary testified about the causes of poverty and of other options for poor families. She introduced ideas for helping the poor through private resources and organizations, instead of government agencies where families often find themselves in a circle of poverty.

Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Type: Television
Issues: Culture/ Society, Family, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Welfare, Women’s Issues

       
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Charity vs Government
Recorded: Thursday, December 18, 2014

Sr. Fellow David T. Beito appears on the Fox Business News' "Stossel" to debate whether government or private charity is a better way to abolish poverty. Beito, editor of the book The Voluntary City says that government is outdated and its War on Poverty is a failure.

Experts: David T. Beito
Type: Television
Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Welfare

       
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C.S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and the Evils of Statism
Recorded: Saturday, August 2, 2014

David J. Theroux, founder and president of The Independent Institute and the C.S. Lewis Society of California, discusses the writings of C.S. Lewis and Lewis's views on individual liberty, natural law and statism. The presentation was the keynote talk at the first annual conference of Christians for Liberty, that was held at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX, August 2, 2014.

Experts: David J. Theroux
Type: Other Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Collectivism, Culture/ Society, Education, Family, Freedom, Government Power, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Privacy, Privatization, Property Rights, Regulation and Deregulation, Religion, Science, Taxes, Welfare

       
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Robert Nelson on BookTalks debates Christian Felber on “Economics as Religion”
Recorded: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Economist Tomás Sedláček hosts a BookTalks debate with Institute Senior Fellow and economist Robert Nelson and guests from fields of theology, philosophy and economics. Nelson is author of The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in Contemporary America.

Experts: Robert H. Nelson
Type: Television
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Economists, Free Market Economics, Religion

       
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Robert Higgs: The Welfare State
Recorded: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Robert Higgs discusses the rise of the welfare state in the United States. For information on The Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminar, click here.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Challenge of Liberty Seminars
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Corporate Welfare, Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, History (U.S), Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Regulation and Deregulation, Social Security, Welfare

       
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Alvaro Vargas Llosa on Newsmax TV
Recorded: Monday, June 3, 2013

Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa, author of Global Crossings, discusses the costs and benefits of immigration on “The Steve Malzberg Show” on Newsmax TV. Read More

Experts: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Type: Television
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Immigration, Welfare

       
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Waco, Twenty Years Later—What Statism Is All About
Recorded: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Twenty years ago, Americans witnessed the greatest law enforcement atrocity in modern U.S history. On February 28th, 1993, the ATF raided the Branch Davidian home in Waco, Texas. The stand-off finally ended 51 days later, on April 19th, after the building went up in flames, killing 70 civilians including more than 20 children. Reflections by Independent Institute Research Fellow Anthony Gregory.

Experts: Anthony Gregory
Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Law Enforcement, Religion

       
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Benjamin Powell on New Financial Regulations
Recorded: Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Benjamin Powell, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, speaks on Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch on regulations in the financial marketplace.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Banking and Finance, Religion

       
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