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Charles Pena on CNBC, Explaining the Afghanistan Quagmire
Posted: Thu. September 15, 2011

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Independent Institute Senior Fellow Charles Peña interviewed on CNBC’s Insana Quotient with Ron Insana about the McChrystal fallout and its significance for the Obama administration. Peña further illustrates the quagmire that exists in the U.S mission in Afghanistan and challenges the public to consider the true relevancy behind the changing of command. Does it matter who is in charge when we are fighting an illegitimate war?

Recorded: Fri. July 2, 2010
Experts: Charles V. Peña
Type: Radio
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy

Is U.S. Justice Broken?
Posted: Mon. September 12, 2011

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From fingerprinting to criminal sentencing, from lawyer licensing to judicial selection, and from eminent domain to wealth transfers via class-action lawsuits, how do perverse incentives impact the law and what reforms would create a more just and efficient legal system?

Recorded: Thu. December 9, 2010
Experts: David D. Friedman, Alex A. Kozinski, Edward J. López, David J. Theroux
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Criminal Justice/ Prisons

MyGovCost.org Director Emily Skarbek on Mad in the Middle
Posted: Mon. September 12, 2011

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MyGovCost.org Director Emily Skarbek Talks tax cuts and the Government Cost Calculator on Mad in the Middle.

Recorded: Mon. November 15, 2010
Experts: Emily C. Skarbek
Type: Radio

Great Depression, Round Two? Senior Fellow Robert Higgs on The Peter Schiff Show
Posted: Mon. September 12, 2011

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Recorded: Mon. November 29, 2010
Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy

Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa Interviewed at Pepperdine University
Posted: Mon. September 12, 2011

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Independent Institute Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa was interviewed at Pepperdine University about Latin American issues and immigration.

Recorded: Mon. November 29, 2010
Experts: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Type: Radio
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Immigration, Latin America

Edward López with David Theroux on the New Book, The Pursuit of Justice
Posted: Mon. September 12, 2011

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Independent Institute Research Fellow Edward Lopéz, Associate Professor of Law and Economics at San Jose State University and editor of the new Institute book The Pursuit of Justice, talks with Institute President David Theroux about the faulty incentives at the heart of government legal failures and whether market-based alternatives can provide viable solutions to the serious problems caused by the bureaucratization and politicization of the law.

Recorded: Thu. December 9, 2010
Experts: Edward J. López, David J. Theroux
Type: Radio
Issues: Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Law Enforcement, Privatization

William F. Shughart Interviewed on Budget & Tax News Podcast
Posted: Mon. September 12, 2011

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Senior Fellow William F. Shughart discusses financial developments at General Motors and Chrysler, the real issues at stake in the TARP debate, and how Obama’s bailouts are negatively affecting the limping economy.

Recorded: Fri. December 24, 2010
Experts: William F. Shughart II
Type: Radio
Issues: Banking and Finance, Business, Economic Policy

Emily Skarbek Interviewed on Budget & Tax News Podcast
Posted: Mon. September 12, 2011

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MyGovCost.org Director and Independent Research Fellow Emily Skarbek was a guest on the Heartland Institute’s Budget & Tax News podcast. Click to listen to her commentary on the roots of our current spending crisis, what’s at stake in the Congressional budget war, and how to use the Institute’s very timely and user-friendly Government Cost Calculator.

Recorded: Thu. December 2, 2010
Experts: Emily C. Skarbek
Type: Radio