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Benjamin Powell on the Federal Government as an Unpopular Industry
Recorded: Monday, August 29, 2011

Benjamin Powell, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, speaks on Fox Business Network’s Freedom Watch on unpopular Government spending.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Government Power, Politics

       
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Benjamin Powell on Employment and Facial Profiling
Recorded: Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Benjamin Powell speaks with Judge Napolitano of Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch about the IRS and the difference between full- and part-time employment. He also comments on the validity of police officers being allowed to use facial profiling.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Government Power

       
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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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