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Dennis Prager Interviews Robert Higgs
Posted: Thu. September 15, 2011

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Syndicated talk show host Dennis Prager interviews Robert Higgs on Obama’s stimulus plan and dispelling myths surrounding wartime spending. Prager admits to wanting to fly to Louisiana just to hug Bob.

Recorded: Tue. February 24, 2009
Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, History (U.S)

Mike Church Interviews Robert Higgs
Posted: Thu. September 15, 2011

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Recorded: Thu. March 18, 2010
Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Banking and Finance, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics

William Watkins on NPR’s Talk of the Nation Discussing Supreme Court Nominations
Posted: Thu. September 15, 2011

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With the hearings on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court, Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr., was interviewed on NPR’s Talk of the Nation to discuss how to revise the nomination and selection process of Supreme Court Justices, based on his recent article in the Washington Examiner, “A role for the people in judicial selection.”

Recorded: Tue. June 29, 2010
Experts: William J. Watkins Jr.
Type: Radio
Issues: Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Litigation, Politics

Robert Higgs on the Consequences of Leviathan-sized Government
Posted: Thu. September 15, 2011

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Senior Fellow Robert Higgs is interviewed here by Scott Horton on Antiwar.com Radio, warning those who long for total governmental and economic collapse to be careful what they wish for. Higgs also explains why federal spending cannot continue at the current record levels without a failure of the bond market. He further compares the military and economic over-extension of the Soviet Union prior to its collapse to the United States as a warning against rampant spending by the government.

Recorded: Thu. July 1, 2010
Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Banking and Finance, Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Fiscal Policy/Debt, Terrorism and National Crises

Robert Higgs Interview on Growth of Big Brother
Posted: Thu. September 15, 2011

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Senior Fellow Robert Higgs talks about his book, Neither Liberty nor Safety: Fear, Ideology, and the Growth of Government, on The Holistic Survival Show with Jason Hartman. Higgs sheds light on the history of institutionalized violence implemented by a bloated federal state, caused by a misguided faith in larger government to ensure a “freedom from fear”. The “Necessary and Proper Clause”? “People have been trying to loosen the bounds of the Constitution virtually from the time it was ratified to the present”, Higgs cautions.

Recorded: Fri. July 9, 2010
Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Government Power, Terrorism and National Crises

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