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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
Robert Higgs interview on
Taking a Stand book at Libertarianism.org
Recorded: Friday, November 20, 2015
Robert Higgs Senior Fellow in Political Economy for the Independent Institute talks about his latest book
(2015) in this interview conducted by Aaron Ross Powell and Trevor Burrus from Libertarianism.org Taking a Stand: Reflections on Life, Liberty, and the Economy
This podcast was produced by Libertarianism.org, a Cato Institute project. November 20, 2015.
Experts: Robert Higgs Type: Other Event Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Education, History (U.S)
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
Robert Higgs Discusses Effects of WWI on the
Tom Woods Show
Recorded: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sr. Fellow Robert Higgs appeared on the Tom Woods radio show. Higgs discusses the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I and its devastating effects on people and government.
Experts: Robert Higgs Type: Radio Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, History (International), History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy
Robert Higgs on FDA and Consumer Welfare
Recorded: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
This presentation by Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs was presented on July 24, 2014, at Mises University, sponsored by the Ludwig von Mises Institute, in Auburn, Alabama.
Experts: Robert Higgs Type: Other Event Issues: Economists, Free Market Economics, Government Power, Regulation and Deregulation
Robert Higgs: The Welfare State
Recorded: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Robert Higgs discusses the rise of the welfare state in the United States.
For information on The Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminar,
Experts: Robert Higgs Type: Challenge of Liberty Seminars Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Corporate Welfare, Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, History (U.S), Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Regulation and Deregulation, Social Security, Welfare
Robert Higgs Discusses
Crisis and Leviathan
Recorded: Friday, March 28, 2014
Robert Higgs discusses his book
at the 'Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government' Ludwig von Mises Institute.
Experts: Robert Higgs Type: Television Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Government Waste/Pork, History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy
Robert Higgs - Crisis, Leviathan, and the National Security State
Recorded: Thursday, February 27, 2014
"Crisis, Leviathan, and the National Security State" by Robert Higgs was a speech sponsored by The Future of Freedom Foundation February 15, 2014 at the 2014 International Students for Liberty Conference in Washington D.C.
Experts: Robert Higgs Type: Television Issues: Constitutional Law, Defense and Foreign Policy, Economic Policy, Free Speech, Freedom, Government Power, History (U.S), Nationalism, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Privacy, Terrorism and National Crises