Dr. Emily Skarbek, Director of the Independent Institutes MyGovCost.org was interviewed on the nationally syndicated, web, radio blog, Taking Back America. During the interview, Dr. Skarbek uses MyGovCost.org to explain the specific effects of rampant government spending for any individual in America. Dr. Skarbek illustrates how an individual can find out what their own personal costs imposed by government are, and what they could have earned instead.
Ivan Eland on Russia Today discusses the motivations behind Hamid Karzais crackdown on private security forces, saying that the intended target is local warlords rather than legitimate security firms.
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.