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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 Type: Radio 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 Type: Radio Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (International), Free Market Economics, Labor and Employment, Regulation and Deregulation
Benjamin Powell: Are Sweatshops Good?
Recorded: Monday, April 21, 2014
Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell discusses sweatshops and the global economy on the Fox Business Network "The Independents."
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell Type: Television Issues: Business, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Corporate Welfare, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (International), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Trade
Benjamin Powell on Immigration
2013 Summer Seminar for College Students
Recorded: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Ben Powell dismantles the economic myths at the center of the anti-immigration position and explains why liberty and human rights require open borders. Talk given on July 18, 2013 in Berkeley, CA.
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell Type: Independent Institute Event Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic Policy, Immigration
Ben Powell on Immigration and Economic Growth
2012 Summer Seminar for High School Students
Recorded: Wednesday, June 20, 2012
This presentation is from our 2012 Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminar for high school students, which was held from June 18 to 22, 2012, at the Independent Institute Conference Center, Oakland, California.
View videos and more information about the Summer Seminars.
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell Type: Challenge of Liberty Seminars Issues: Culture/ Society, Free Market Economics, Immigration, Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy
Ben Powell on Immigration Myths
Recorded: Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Benjamin Powell debunks immigration myths
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell Type: Television Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic Policy, History (U.S), Immigration, Politics, Regulation and Deregulation
Clifford Thies on the American Economic Association and Richard T. Ely
Recorded: Monday, November 28, 2011
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The American Economic Association (AEA) takes pride in celebrating its founder Richard T. Ely. This pride is strange, given the character of Elys thought, which is revealed in
The Independent Review article The Shaping of a Future Presidents Economic Thought: Richard T. Ely and Woodrow Wilson at The Hopkins by Gary M. Pecquet and Clifford F. Thies, as well as the Econ Journal Watch article Richard T. Ely: The Confederate Flag of the AEA? by Clifford F. Thies and Ryan Daza. In this podcast, Thies is interviewed by the economist Lawrence H. White and explores Elys ideas, values, and impact. Thies is the Eldon R. Lindsay Chair of Free Enterprise and Professor of Economics and Finance at Shenandoah University.
Experts: Clifford F. Thies, Lawrence H. White Type: Radio Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Collectivism, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Economists, Government Power, Immigration, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Race Issues, Regulation and Deregulation, Religion, Science, Welfare
Benjamin Powell on Employment and Facial Profiling
Recorded: Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Benjamin Powell speaks with Judge Napolitano of Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch about the IRS and the difference between full- and part-time employment. He also comments on the validity of police officers being allowed to use facial profiling.
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell Type: Television Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Government Power