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Alexander Tabarrok on Bounty Hunting & Defending the Indefensible
Posted: Fri. September 9, 2011

Alexander Tabarrok, Research Director at the Independent Institute, speaks with John Stossel of Fox Business Network’s “Stossel” on bounty hunting and defending the indefensible.

Recorded: Thu. August 18, 2011
Experts: Alexander T. Tabarrok
Type: Television
Issues: Crime, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Law Enforcement, Privatization

Stephen Halbrook with CNN’s Lou Dobbs on Gun Control
Posted: Fri. September 9, 2011

Stephen Halbrook, Independent Institute Research Fellow and author of The Founders’ Second Amendment, is interviewed by Lou Dobbs on CNN regarding gun control and the Obama administration.

Recorded: Tue. February 24, 2009
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Type: Television
Issues: Gun Control

Benjamin Powell on the Federal Government as an Unpopular Industry
Posted: Tue. September 6, 2011

Benjamin Powell, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, speaks on Fox Business Network’s Freedom Watch on unpopular Government spending.

Recorded: Mon. August 29, 2011
Experts: Benjamin Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Government Power, Politics

Alex Tabarrok Interviewed on Freakonomics Radio: The Economics of Bounty Hunting
Posted: Fri. September 2, 2011

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Independent Institute Research Director Alex Tabarrok is interviewed by Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics Radio in “To Catch a Fugitive,” on the enormous advantages of private bounty hunting over government police enforcement of bail jumping.

Recorded: Thu. May 26, 2011
Experts: Alexander T. Tabarrok
Type: Radio
Issues: Law Enforcement, Privatization

Is U.S. Justice Broken?
Posted: Fri. August 19, 2011

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

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: Crime, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Law Enforcement

Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in America
Posted: Fri. August 19, 2011

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Recorded: Thu. October 7, 2010
Experts: Steven F. Hayward, Robert H. Nelson, Max L. Stackhouse, Alexander T. Tabarrok
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Environment, Regulation and Deregulation, Religion

Anthony Gregory on War Spending
Posted: Fri. August 19, 2011

Anthony Gregory, Research Editor at the Independent Institute, speaks to Judge Napolitano about the cost of war spending and how President Obama's foreign policy is similar and different to former President George W. Bush's.

Recorded: Fri. June 10, 2011
Experts: Anthony Gregory
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Politics

Benjamin Powell on Employment and Facial Profiling
Posted: Fri. August 19, 2011

Benjamin Powell speaks with Judge Napolitano of Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch about the IRS and the difference between full- and part-time employment. He also comments on the validity of police officers being allowed to use facial profiling.

Recorded: Wed. July 13, 2011
Experts: Benjamin Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Government Power