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Ivan Eland: Is Obama the Worst President Ever?
Recorded: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of the newly updated book Recarving Rushmore which ranks all of the U.S. Presidents in terms of peace, prosperity and liberty, talks about President Barack Obama and his ranking. Obama ranks near the bottom, but it was an early 20th century president that takes the title of "Worst President" in terms of peace, prosperity and liberty. Eland spoke with Kerry Lutz of the Financial Survival Network.
Experts: Ivan Eland
Issues: Constitutional Law, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Government Power, History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics
Robert Higgs Discusses Effects of WWI on the Tom Woods Show
Recorded: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sr. Fellow Robert Higgs appeared on the Tom Woods radio show. Higgs discusses the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I and its devastating effects on people and government.
Experts: Robert Higgs
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, History (International), History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy
William F. Shughart Discusses the Import-Export Bank on The Gary Nolan Show
Recorded: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Sr. Fellow William F. Shughart II appeared on The Gary Nolan radio show to discuss the Export-Import bank. In a recent syndicated Op-Ed, Shughart wrote that the Export-Import bank distorts prices and it interferes with the free flow of international commerce.
Experts: William F. Shughart II
Issues: Banking and Finance, Business, Economic Policy, Labor and Employment, Trade
William J. Watkins, Jr. on Patent Trolls
Recorded: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr. appeared on XMSatellite radios Innovation Navigation show to talk about his new book Patent Trolls: Predatory Litigation and the Smothering of Innovation. The cost of patent trolls is staggering, both in terms of lost work and in court costs and attorney fees. The outmoded patent system in the US is discussed, including proposals for reforming the patent system.
Experts: William J. Watkins Jr.
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Business, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Litigation, Regulation and Deregulation, Science, Technology
Benjamin Powell on Sweatshops as Means to Escape Poverty
Recorded: Sunday, May 11, 2014
Sr. Fellow Benjamin Powell discusses the unintended consequences of anti-sweatshop activism and the real recipe for escaping poverty: economic freedom.
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Issues: Business, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (International), Economic Policy, Labor and Employment
Benjamin Powell Discusses Sweatshops on Vancouvers CKNW Radio
Recorded: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Sr. Fellow Benjamin Powell appears on Vancouvers CKNW radio to discuss the one year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh. Powell talks with host Mike Eckfordabout conditions in clothing factories in Bangladesh and markets for labor and the products manufactured there.
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (International), Free Market Economics, Labor and Employment, Regulation and Deregulation
Dr. Ron Paul Liberty Defined: The Future of Freedom
Recorded: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Ron Paul, the former 12-term Congressman and Presidential candidate,
takes a candid look at Americas increasingly dysfunctional political
system. Drawing on his 24 years in Congress, he highlights the need
to rein in unchecked government power. The author of numerous
#1 New York Times bestselling books, Dr. Paul is a leading advocate for individual liberty, privacy, limited constitutional government, low taxes
and spending, free markets, restrained foreign policy, and sound money.
Experts: Ron Paul
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Culture/ Society, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Regulation and Deregulation
Burton Abrams on KKSF's Bob Zadek Radio Show
Recorded: Sunday, March 30, 2014
Research Fellow Burton A. Abrams appeared on the "Bob Zadek Radio Show" on KKSF in San Francisco. Abrams talks about the MyGovCost calculator and his book The Terrible 10 and the top ten economic blunders in the last century.
Experts: Burton A. Abrams
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Government Waste/Pork, Political Ideology and Philosophy