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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 aren’t able to take drugs that aren’t 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." What’s 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

       
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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

       
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Ben Powell Speaks on the Gold Standard on Stossel at FreedomFest
Recorded: Thursday, July 18, 2013

Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell appears on the Fox Business Channel’s “Stossel” show, recorded in Las Vegas, during FreedomFest. Powell discusses the valuation of US currency, the economic constant of greed, and the gold standard among other topics.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Trade

       
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Ben Powell on Globalism and Development
2012 Summer Seminar for High School Students

Recorded: Tuesday, June 19, 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.
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Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Challenge of Liberty Seminars
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Trade

       
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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

       
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The Secret to Making Poor Nations Rich
Recorded: Thursday, February 21, 2008

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For decades, efforts to end world poverty have focused on redistributing wealth, rather than creating it. This approach, however, has done little to foster long-term economic progress in Africa.

Experts: George B. N. Ayittey, Benjamin W. Powell, Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Economic History and Development (International), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, History (International), Latin America, Nationalism, Property Rights, Regulation and Deregulation, Taxes, Trade

       
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