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Art Carden Talks Price Gouging on Stossel
Recorded: Thursday, November 1, 2012

Research Fellow Art Carden on Stossel discusses the positive aspects of price gouging during natural disasters.

Experts: Art Carden
Type: Television
Issues: Business, Economic Policy, Economists, Free Market Economics, Law Enforcement

       
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Student Perspectives
2012 Summer Seminar for High School Students

Recorded: Friday, June 22, 2012

Each year the Independent Institute holds two week-long session of its Summer Seminar for Students for high school and college age students. These clips are highlights from our 2012 session for high school students.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Challenge of Liberty Seminars
Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Economists, Free Market Economics, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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UFM Presentation of “Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”
Recorded: Sunday, June 3, 2012

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Research Fellow Peter J. Boettke gives a talk based on the triple meaning of the title of his new book, Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, at the Univeridad Francisco Marroquin.

Experts: Peter J. Boettke
Type: Television
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economists, Education

       
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P.J.'s Economics 101
Recorded: Thursday, October 29, 1998

With his numerous books, articles and essays about politics, war and social disorder under his belt, it was only a matter of time until P.J. O'Rourke found his way to the subject of his new book, "Eat the Rich." In "Parliament of Whores," he lampooned the entire U.S. government. "All the Troubles in the World" attacked the pandemic worries of the politically correct; and this time – it's the economy, stupid! What is wealth and how do we get it? Or as he asks, "Why do some places prosper and thrive while others just stink?"

As most people (along with many "experts") try to fathom the volatility of financial markets and the complexities of global economies, the man who Time magazine has called "one of America's most hilarious and provocative writers" brings it all into perspective. Who else but P.J. could provide this primer on Wall Street: "In order to understand the stock market we have to realize that, like anything enormous and inert, it's fundamentally stable, and like anything emotion-driven, it's volatile as hell."

But he doesn't stop there. Embarking from Wall Street, P.J. takes us on a hilarious and enlightening worldwide tour of the foibles of governments from Russia to Tanzania, from Albania to Shanghai, and from Hong Kong to Havana, and revisits college economics courses, counteracting them with his own version of Econ 101.

The result is the world's only astute, comprehensive and comic presentation of the basic principles of economics that will truly make you laugh on purpose.

P. J. O’Rourke

Bestselling Author, Humorist and Political Satirist

Author, Eat the Rich: A Treatise in Economics

David J. Theroux

Founder and President, The Independent Institute

Experts: P. J. O’Rourke
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Economists, Free Market Economics

       
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