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Ben Powell on Campaign Style and Taxpayer Legal Fees‬
Recorded: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Benjamin Powell engages with Tracy Byrnes on Fox Business Network’s Freedom Watch on the style of presidential candidates and SEC legal expenses to be paid by taxpayers.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Banking and Finance, Culture/ Society, Politics, Taxes

       
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Benjamin Powell on the ‬Payroll Tax Cut and Salt Regulation by the FDA
Recorded: Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Benjamin Powell engages with Judge Napolitano on Fox Business Network’s Freedom Watch about the payroll tax cut and the FDA regulation of salt.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Agriculture, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Regulation and Deregulation, Social Security, Taxes

       
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Benjamin Powell on Federal Fiscal Irresponsibility
Recorded: Friday, September 23, 2011

Benjamin Powell, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, speaks on Fox Business Network’s Freedom Watch on irresponsible government spending on dead retirees & Hostess Twinkies.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Fiscal Policy/Debt, Government Waste/Pork, Taxes

       
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Benjamin Powell on Balancing Budgets Without Medicare Cuts
Recorded: Monday, May 23, 2011

Benjamin Powell, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, talks to Freedom Watch's Judge Napolitano about Americans wanting to balance the budget without cutting from Medicare funds.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Taxes

       
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Benjamin Powell on American Spending Levels
Recorded: Friday, May 20, 2011

Benjamin Powell, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, speaks to Neil Cavuto on Fox News Channel about the wealthy class are continuing to spend at the precrisis spending levels despite the rising costs of food and gas.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Taxes

       
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Is U.S. Justice Broken?
Recorded: Thursday, December 9, 2010

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

From fingerprinting to criminal sentencing, from lawyer licensing to judicial selection, and from eminent domain to wealth transfers via class-action lawsuits, how do perverse incentives impact the law and what reforms would create a more just and efficient legal system?

Experts: David D. Friedman, Alex Kozinski, Edward J. López, David J. Theroux
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Crime, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Law Enforcement

       
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Will Strong Encryption Protect Privacy and Make Government Obsolete?
Recorded: Tuesday, April 24, 2001

Many people have wondered how technological progress will affect political, economic, and civil freedoms. With the rise of encryption software, the National Security Agency's Echelon worldwide surveillance system, and the FBI's Carnivore e-mail snooping program, this subject is no longer the exclusive domain of speculative thinkers or futurists, it is the subject of intense public-policy debate. Will privacy-enhancing technology improve faster than privacy-threatening technology? Should the government mandate privacy standards? Should it enforce contracts in cyberspace, or would private law do a better job? Economist, physicist, and legal scholar David Friedman discussed these and related questions about technological change and the case for and against government involvement.

Experts: David D. Friedman
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Government Power, Law Enforcement, Technology

       
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