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Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell is Interviewed on American Medicine Today Radio on Drug Approvals and the FDA
Recorded: Saturday, December 12, 2015
What is the cost of the long approval process for potentially life-saving drugs by the FDA? The approval process can take up to 12 years and cost $1 billion. But there are other costs. Patients arent able to take drugs that arent approved and they might die or become more ill. Another cost is that a potential drug maker might not want to take the financial risk of taking a drug to market. Powell recommends testing drugs but possibly making drugs "FDA recommended", rather than "FDA approved." Whats needed is competition and markets to help patients and entrepreneurs, says Powell.
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Issues: Government Power, Health Care, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Science
Are Liberals at Fault for the Breakup of the Family?
Recorded: Friday, March 27, 2015
Senior Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis and A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, joins radio host Larry Kudlow to talk about the costs society is bearing for the breakup of traditional families. Goodman talks about how the welfare state subsidizes and enables and even rewards single parent families.
Experts: John C. Goodman, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Lawrence A. Kudlow
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Culture/ Society, Free Market Economics, Government Waste/Pork, Health Care, Labor and Employment, Privatization, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Welfare, Womens Issues
A Century of Economic Folly
Recorded: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Research Fellow Burton A. Abrams appears on the "Freedom & Prosperity Radio" show with host Joe Thomas. Abrams talks about his book The Terrible 10: A Century of Economic Folly which contains ten of the U.S. federal government's biggest economic mistakes and the fallout of those mistakes.
Experts: Burton A. Abrams
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Fiscal Policy/Debt, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, History (U.S)
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
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
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
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
Randal Rucker Discuses the Resilience of Private Beekeeping on the John Batchelor Show
Recorded: Thursday, June 30, 2011
Research Fellow Randal Rucker (co-author of Plowshares and Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture) appeared on the John Batchelor Show to discuss the resilience of honeybees through private beekeeping in the face of colony collapse disorder.
Experts: Randal R. Rucker
Issues: Business, Environment, Labor and Employment, Science
Robert Higgs Interviewed: Governments Intrusions Threaten Economy
Recorded: Thursday, June 3, 2010
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Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs is interviewed on Governments Intrusions Threaten Economy. Interviewed by Steve Stanek of the Heartland Institute, Dr. Higgs explains that the governments growing intrusions into the economybank bailouts, economic stimulus, interest rate manipulations and credit expansion by the Federal Reserve, increased business regulationscould eventually lead to soaring price inflation and interest rates and another, far worse economic downturn. The solution is to move deliberately to end such policies and the accumulation of federal bureaucratic programs, controls and taxes on Americans.
Experts: Robert Higgs
Issues: Banking and Finance, Economic Policy, Government Waste/Pork