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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 Type: Radio Issues: Government Power, Health Care, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Science
Myths of Immigration, Ben Powell on Stossel
Recorded: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Are immigrants taking our jobs and living off the taxes we pay? Are they criminals? Television personality John Stossel (Host of
Stossel on Fox Business Network) interviewed Benjamin Powell, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, and Editor of the book, .
The Economics of Immigration
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell Type: Television Issues: Business, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Crime, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Culture/ Society, Drugs (Illicit), Government Power, Immigration, Labor and Employment, Politics, Social Security, Taxes, Welfare
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 Globalization and Development
2013 Summer Seminar for College Students
Recorded: Thursday, July 18, 2013
Benjamin Powell defends free trade for developing societies and critiques the common defense of anti-sweatshop legislation. Talk given on July 18, 2013 in Berkeley, CA
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell Type: Independent Institute Event Issues: Business, Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Public Health/ Consumer Protection
Benjamin Powell on Federal Youth Summer Jobs Funding & Consumer Banking Problems
Recorded: Thursday, January 5, 2012
Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell on Freedom Watch discusses Federal youth summer jobs funding and consumer banking problems.
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell Type: Television Issues: Banking and Finance, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Urban Issues
Ben Powell on Government Consumer Safety Videos & Media Piracy Enforcement
Recorded: Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Benjamin Powell engages with Tracy Byrnes on Fox Business Networks
Freedom Watch on Government consumer safety videos and
the enforcement of media piracy laws.
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell Type: Television Issues: Business, Culture/ Society, Entertainment, Government Waste/Pork, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation
Benjamin Powell on the Payroll Tax Cut and Salt Regulation by the FDA
Recorded: Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Benjamin Powell engages with Judge Napolitano on Fox Business Networks
Freedom Watch about the payroll tax cut and the FDA regulation of salt.
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell Type: Television Issues: Agriculture, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Regulation and Deregulation, Social Security, Taxes
Benjamin Powell on Rushing Appointment of Elizabeth Warren
Recorded: Thursday, June 9, 2011
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell Type: Television Issues: Politics, Public Health/ Consumer Protection