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Ivan Pongracic on Why Socialism Failed
2013 Summer Seminar for College Students
Recorded: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Ivan Pongracic explains the impossibility of socialist states to engage in economic calculation, and why this always spells disaster. Talk given on July 17, 2013 in Berkeley, CA.
Experts: Ivan Pongracic Jr. Type: Independent Institute Event Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Economic History and Development (International), Economic Policy, Political Ideology and Philosophy
Is the U.S. Now Provoking an Arms Race in Space?
Recorded: Tuesday, February 12, 2008
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The 1967 Outer Space Treaty designated space for peaceful purposes as the province of all mankind. Virtually all spacefaring nations now favor a new treaty to accommodate major changes in geopolitics and military technology. The United States, however, has blocked negotiations, citing potential threats to U.S. rights, capabilities, and freedom of action.
Experts: Mike Moore Type: Independent Institute Event Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, History (International), History (U.S), Nationalism, Technology, Terrorism and National Crises, Trade