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Mary L.G. Theroux | Childhood Poverty, Government Failures, and the Need for Economic Liberty
Recorded: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Independent Institute Senior Vice President Mary L. G. Theroux testified on "Childhood Poverty, Government Failures, and the Need for Economic Liberty", before the California State Senate's Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, at the request of State Senator Jeff Stone. The witnesses spoke about California's Maximum Family Grant rule for families on welfare. The rule caps grants and does not increase grant money to mothers on welfare when they have more children. Mary testified about the causes of poverty and of the need for other, non-government options for poor families. She introduced ideas for helping the poor through private resources and organizations, instead of government agencies where families and women often find themselves trapped in a cycle of poverty.

Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Type: Television
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Culture/ Society, Economic Policy, Family, Health Care, Housing, Labor and Employment, Politics, Privatization, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Taxes, Welfare, Women’s Issues

       
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John R. Graham Discusses Obamacare's Failings on KTRS
Recorded: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sr. Fellow John R. Graham appeared on the Larry Conners USA radio show to talk about the failings of the Affordable Care Act and how it is costing people more money than originally thought. Graham also discusses the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court Case "King vs Burwell" that may strike down Obamacare in states that have not set up their own health care exchanges.

Experts: John R. Graham
Type: Radio
Issues: Health Care

       
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Peter Thiel | Developing the Developed World
Entrepreneurship, Liberty, and the Future

Recorded: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Entrepreneur and Author Peter A. Thiel spoke at a luncheon sponsored by the Independent Institute on January 27, 2015. He shared insights from his new book Zero to One on how to create true innovations in “the world of atoms”—not just “digits and bits”—and how to foster a peaceful, prosperous and freer future marked by globalization in a world of limited resources.

Experts: Peter A. Thiel
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Corporate Welfare, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Education, Energy, Free Market Economics, Freedom, Government Power, Government Secrecy, Health Care, History (U.S), Labor and Employment, Law Enforcement, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Privacy, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Science, Technology, Transportation

       
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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
Type: Radio
Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic Policy, Health Care, Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Public Health/ Consumer Protection

       
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Obamacare: Built to Fall Apart
Recorded: Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sr. Fellow John R. Graham appeared on the Joy Tiz radio show. Graham talks about the new Healthcare Contract with America, which relies on free market solutions to solve the healthcare crisis. Using examples from the landmark book by Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, Graham describes ways in which Americans can take control of their healthcare.

Experts: John R. Graham
Type: Radio
Issues: Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Health Care, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Public Health/ Consumer Protection

       
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John C. Goodman on WLS Radio
Recorded: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, appeared on Chicago’s WLS radio. In an interview with Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft, Goodman tells listeners why today’s healthcare system is in crisis, and how insurers, patients, and healthcare providers can benefit from free-market delivery of care.

Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Radio
Issues: Free Market Economics, Health Care, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation

       
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John R. Graham on WTPL radio’s Bulldog Live Show
Recorded: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Senior Fellow John R. Graham appeared on WTPL radio’s "Bulldog Live" to talk about the "Healthcare Contract with America" which would replace Obamacare with a free market system. Graham also talks about the "6 Reasons why Obamacare will fail" pointing out the short comings of the current so-called Affordable Care Act.

Experts: John R. Graham
Type: Radio
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Health Care, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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John R. Graham on the National Taxpayer Union’s Speaking of Taxpayers
Recorded: Friday, November 8, 2013

Senior Fellow John R. Graham spoke on the National Taxpayer Union’s podcast "Speaking of Taxpayers." Graham spoke about the problems with the roll out of Obamacare. Using principles put forward in John C. Goodman’s book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, Graham relates how the Affordable Healthcare Act will effect people in the future and offers some suggestions on market based reforms that would put the power back into the hands of patients instead of bureaucrats.

Experts: John R. Graham
Type: Radio
Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic Policy, Health Care, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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