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Research Fellow Randall Holcombe appears on the Larry Conners USA Radio Show
Recorded: Thursday, November 12, 2015
Research Fellow Randall Holcombe is a guest on the Larry Conners USA Radio Show on KTRS St. Louis. Holcombe discusses President Obamas push for shorter prison sentences and why the move is a mistake. The war on drugs has been waged for 35 years. Drugs are impossible to control and their use should not be illegal, according to Holcombe. Transactions among consenting adults shouldnt be prosecuted, he says. Only if property crimes or violence occurs, should drug users be prosecuted.
Nov. 12, 2015
Experts: Randall G. Holcombe
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Crime, Drugs (Illicit)
Repudiation in Antebellum MississippiAn Interview with Clifford F. Thies
Recorded: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Clifford F. Thies, author of The Independent Review article Repudiation in Antebellum Mississippi, is interviewed on National Public Radios All Things Considered about the state of Mississippi defaulting on its loans in the 1840s. Other states defaulted on loans during this period, but most reconciled with debtors, but not Mississippi. Mississippi repudiated its debts, refusing to pay them.
Experts: Clifford F. Thies
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, History (U.S)
Childhood Poverty, Government Failures, and the Need for Economic Liberty
Recorded: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Senior Vice President Mary Theroux is interviewed on radio station KOGO in San Diego to talk about the latest on California's Maximum Family Grant rule for families on welfare. She discusses the underlying reasons why children are born into poverty and the difficulty of breaking the cycle of poverty.
Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Culture/ Society, Economic Policy, Education, Family, Labor and Employment, Politics, Privatization, Race Issues, Regulation and Deregulation, Urban Issues, Welfare, Womens Issues
John C. Goodman: Obamacare Individual Mandate Penalty
Recorded: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Independent Institute Senior Fellow John C. Goodman, author of "Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis" was interviewed on World News Radio to comment on the average person's penalty for not having health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Experts: John C. Goodman
Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic Policy, Health Care, Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Public Health/ Consumer Protection
Bruce Benson: Crime in the U.S.
Recorded: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Sr. Fellow Bruce Benson, author of To Serve and Protect appeared on the nationally syndicated Katherine Albrecht Radio Show. Benson discusses his writing on the criminal justice system, the war on drugs, and the founding principles of freedom in society.
Experts: Bruce L. Benson
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Crime, Culture/ Society, Drugs (Illicit), Freedom, Law Enforcement, Regulation and Deregulation
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
Ivan Eland Discusses Iraq History on Bob Zadek Show
Recorded: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland joins radio host Bob Zadek for a discussion on the history of Iraq and how Eland's book Partitioning for Peace outlines strategies for a peaceful, and partitioned, Iraq.
Experts: Ivan Eland
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Economic Policy, Freedom, Government Power, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy
Lawrence McQuillan on the Fed's Zero Interest Rate Policy
Recorded: Thursday, July 17, 2014
Senior Fellow Lawrence McQuillan appeared on The Rob Schilling radio show to discuss the Fed's zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) and how this effects the economy.
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Issues: Banking and Finance, Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt