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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
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
Ben Powell Speaks on the Gold Standard on
Stossel at FreedomFest
Recorded: Thursday, July 18, 2013
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Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell appears on the Fox Business Channels 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
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
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
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