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The Federal Reserve on Trial
Recorded: Friday, July 10, 2015

In this mock trial organized by FreedomFest 2015, Independent Institute Research Fellow Robert Murphy and Robert Kuttner present their arguments and witnesses to the jury and the judge, performed by Lisa Kennedy for the responsibility of the Federal Reserve on the financial crisis in 2008.

Thanks to FreedomFest, Inc. for the permission to post our fellows' presentation. For further information about FreedomFest, go to www.freedomfest.com

Experts: Robert P. Murphy
Type: Other Event
Issues: Banking and Finance, Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Economists, History (U.S)

       
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C.S. Lewis on Natural Law and Liberty
Inaugural Presentation: Center for Western Civilization, Berkeley, California

Recorded: Sunday, April 26, 2015

Drawing on C.S. Lewis’s varied writings—fiction for both adults and children, non-fiction essays and scholarly treatises, poetry, and extensive correspondence with people from all walks of life—Independent Institute President David Theroux presents Lewis’s highly developed, Judeo-Christian philosophical insights into our relationship with power and human aspirations. From his declining an offer of knighthood to his keen essays such as “The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment,” C.S. Lewis’s timeless thinking provides rich insights into how to apply natural-law principles to our world and the challenges we all face today.

Experts: David J. Theroux
Type: Other Event
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Collectivism, Constitutional Law, Culture/ Society, Democracy, Education, Free Speech, Freedom, Government Power, Government Secrecy, Government Waste/Pork, History (International), Law Enforcement, Nationalism, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Privacy, Privatization, Property Rights, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Religion, Science, Technology, Welfare

       
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Stephen P. Halbrook | Oral Argument at Appeal of Heller vs District of Columbia
Recorded: Monday, April 20, 2015

Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, presents oral arguments in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in the ongoing appeal of the landmark Supreme Court case of Heller v. District of Columbia. The case affirmed the Second Amendment rights of citizens for lawful purposes such as self-defense.

Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Type: Other Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Crime, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Culture/ Society, Freedom, Government Power, Gun Control, Law Enforcement, Litigation, Privacy, Property Rights, Race Issues, Urban Issues

       
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Benjamin Powell on Economic Growth and Development: Are We Rome?
Recorded: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Powerpoint A/V presentation by Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell at FreedomFest 2013 in Las Vegas. Powell speaks to similarities of ancient Rome and our modern economic culture.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Other Event
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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Alvaro Vargas Llosa on Immigration, Civilization, and America
Recorded: Friday, June 21, 2013

Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa, author of Global Crossings, describes who immigrants are and why they move, and he compares the immigrant experience today to that of previous eras, identifying far more similarities than differences at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC.

Experts: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Type: Other Event
Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Immigration, Latin America, Politics

       
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How U.S. Economic Warfare Provoked Japan's Attack on Pearl Harbor
Recorded: Saturday, October 27, 2012

Senior Fellow Robert Higgs speaks at The Arthur M. Krolman lecture, presented at the 2012 Mises Institute Supporters Summit: "The Truth About War: A Revisionist Approach". Recorded at Callaway Gardens, Georgia, on 27 October 2012.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Other Event
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Trade

       
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‪Professor Peter Boettke on “Living Economics”
Recorded: Thursday, May 24, 2012

Research Fellow Peter J. Boettke interviewed by Jeffrey Tucker of Laissez Faire Books and Club on his new book Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Experts: Peter J. Boettke
Type: Other Event
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy

       
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Economic Liberty Lecture Series: Benjamin Powell
Recorded: Monday, April 23, 2012

Economic Liberty Lecture Series: Benjamin Powell from The Future of Freedom Foundation on Vimeo.

On April 23, 2012, Benjamin Powell gave the following speech at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s “Economic Liberty Lecture Series.” The speech, “Implications of the Crash of 2008,” can viewed above in its entirety.

Benjamin Powell is an associate professor of economics at Suffolk University, the President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, a senior economist with the Beacon Hill Institute, and a senior fellow with the Independent Institute. He earned his B.S. in economics and finance from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Other Event
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Labor and Employment

       
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