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Alex Tabarrok on Economic Growth and Innovation
Recorded: Thursday, December 16, 2010

Originally aired on 12/16/10 on Reckoning America. Alex Tabarrok talks about the global economy and how the story of economic growth is rapidly changing.

Experts: Alexander T. Tabarrok
Type: Television
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Trade


Ivan Eland on Secretive Oil Deal in Kyrgyzstan
Recorded: Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ivan Eland on Russia Today comments on the recent secretive U.S. oil deal in Kyrgyzstan and its efforts to maintain its air base in the country.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Trade


John C. Goodman: Obamacare’s Effect on Jobs
Recorded: Saturday, October 30, 2010

Research Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis discusses with Mike Huckabee the potential job losses as a result of Obamacare.

Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Television
Issues: Health Care, Labor and Employment


Ivan Eland on U.S. Embargo on Cuba
Recorded: Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ivan Eland on Russia Today discusses the counterproductive effects of the current U.S. embargo on Cuba.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Trade


Robert Higgs Interviewed: The Expanding Pork for Military Pay and Towns
Recorded: Friday, August 27, 2010

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Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs is interviewed by Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio on the widening gap between public and private sector pay, the increasing affluence of military towns compared with others, the disappearance of traditional checks on government power, and the predation and incremental “ratchet effect” of expanding governmental powers that increase “temporarily” during wartime but never really recede.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Government Power, Labor and Employment, Terrorism and National Crises


Benjamin Powell on U.S. Pork Barrel Farm Policies
Recorded: Friday, August 20, 2010

Benjamin Powell on CNBC discusses the pitfalls of U.S. protection of the farming industry with pork barrel farm policies, and how they hurt both Americans and producers in underdeveloped countries.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Agriculture, Government Waste/Pork, Trade


Charles Peña on Closing U.S. Military Bases
Recorded: Sunday, January 17, 2010

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Originally aired on January 17, 2010 on "Two-Way Street." Charles Peña, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, joins a panel of foreign policy experts to support the discussion topic: The U.S. should close its military bases around the world.

Experts: Charles V. Peña
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Government Waste/Pork, Labor and Employment


Is Walmart Good or Bad for America? A Debate
Recorded: Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Richard K. Vedder and Ken Jacobs debate whether the rise of Walmart and similar big box retailers have been beneficial or harmful to the US economy.

Richard K. Vedder is Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute and Edwin and Ruth Kennedy Distinguished Professor of Economics and Faculty Associate, Contemporary History Institute, Ohio University. Professor Vedder is co-author (with Lowell Gallaway) of The Independent Institute book, "Out of Work," the recipient of both the Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award and Mencken Award Finalist for Best Book, and the Institute monograph, Can Teachers Own Their Own Schools?

Ken Jacobs is Chair of the U.C. Berkeley Labor Center, and a former member of the Mayor’s Universal Health Care Council in San Francisco. He is the Co-author od “Declining Job-Based Health Coverage for Working Families in California and the United States,” and “Hidden Costs of Wal-Mart Jobs”.

David J. Theroux is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Independent Institute and Publisher of The Independent Review.

Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Business, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economists, Free Market Economics, History (U.S), Labor and Employment, Politics, Public Health/ Consumer Protection


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