Emily Skarbek on International PressTV explains why the failure of the U.S. government in raising the debt ceiling is not "catastrophic" as President Barack Obama's chief economic advisor Austan Goolsbee claims.
Originally aired on 4/15/10 on ABC 7 News. Independent Institute Research Fellow Emily Skarbek spoke on free markets and individual liberty at the second annual Tax Day Tea Party rally in San Jose, California.
Originally aired 3/21/11 on PJTV Front Page with Allen Barton. Emily Skarbek, Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute, explains the features in MyGovCost.org and what it can tell you about federal debt, deficits and government spending.
At this Policy Forum, Independent Institute Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa, former Bolivian President Jorge Quiroga, economist William Easterly, and a group of policy experts discuss the findings of the book, Lessons from the Poor. The speakers examine real-world examples of entrepreneurship and why instead of redistributing existing wealth, governments should free people so that they can create it.