On June 17, 2014, Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan spoke at an event for supporters of the Independent Institute. Dr. McQuillan spoke about Californias 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.
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Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, appeared on "The Daily Ledger" show on One America TV News Network. The discussion ranges from Second Amendment rights and concealed weapons permits, to gun registration and ultimately gun confiscation by German officials in the 1930s and 1940s.
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, was interviewed on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) about gun registration laws in Germany after World War I. These laws were eventually used by the Nazi party to disarm Jews and others they deemed Enemies of the State. Halbrook, a constitutional lawyer who has argued Second Amendment cases in front of the Supreme Court, says our protections against such actions should be recognized and appreciated while we learn from history.
Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich appeared on NRA News Television with host Cam Edwards. Halbrook talks about his new book and the years of research he conducted, showing how the Nazi party used gun registrations to disarm Jewish citizens and other Enemies of the State.
Anthony Gregory exposes the fallacies behind the common notion that war boosts the economy, showing how it helps some at the expense of others and society as a whole. Talk given on July 24, 2013 in Oakland, CA.