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Robert Higgs on the Consequences of Leviathan-sized Government
Recorded: Thursday, July 1, 2010

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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.

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

       
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Ivan Eland on U.N. Sanctions on Iranian Nuclear Program
Recorded: Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ivan Eland on Russia Today discusses the latest U.N. sanctions on Iran and their effects on the Iranian nuclear development program.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid

       
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Ivan Eland on Sanctions Deal with Russia
Recorded: Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ivan Eland on Russia Today comments on the easing of U.S. sanctions against Russia to gain support for sanctions against Iran.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Diplomacy and Foreign Aid

       
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Robert Higgs Debates James Galbraith on Obamanomics
Recorded: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs debates James Galbraith (Professor of Economics, University of Texas; son of infamous, “liberal”, Keynesian economist John Kenneth Galbraith) on Antiwar Radio regarding the folly of government bailouts for insolvent banks, creation of the Glass-Steagall Act as a means to prevent FDIC insured banks from taking excessive risks, benefits and detriments of public and private regulation and oversight, problems of regulatory capture and revolving door politics, divergent opinions on the causes of the Great Depression and efficacy of the New Deal and the arguments for and against government spending on public infrastructure.

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

       
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Emily Skarbek at Tax Day Tea Party Rally
Recorded: Thursday, April 15, 2010

Originally aired on 4/15/10 on ABC 7 News. Independent Institute Research Fellow Emily Skarbek spoke on free markets and individual liberty at the second annual Tax Day Tea Party rally in San Jose, California.

Experts: Emily C. Skarbek
Type: Television
Issues: Fiscal Policy/Debt, Taxes

       
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Ivan Eland on FARC’s Terrorist Status
Recorded: Friday, March 26, 2010

Originally aired on 3/26/10 on Russia Today’s “The Alyona Show.” Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, discusses why organizations such as FARC are labeled as “terrorist” by the U.S. government.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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Robert Higgs on Booms, Busts and Bad Predictions
Recorded: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Robert Higgs is interviewed here by Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio. They discuss the economic baloney of mainstream economists, the failure of most to understand the potential for mass inflation given the money supply currently sitting around in bank reserves, the reality of the business cycle and the politicians’ and media’s failure to grasp it, and why none of us should make sweeping predictions about how the future will unfold, even if we do understand economics, since human action and the flexibility of markets are impossible to quantify.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Banking and Finance, Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Politics

       
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Emily Skarbek on MyGovCost.org
Recorded: Sunday, March 21, 2010

Originally aired 3/21/11 on PJTV “Front Page with Allen Barton.” Emily Skarbek, Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute, explains the features in MyGovCost.org and what it can tell you about federal debt, deficits and government spending.

Experts: Emily C. Skarbek
Type: Television
Issues: Fiscal Policy/Debt, Taxes

       
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