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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

Mary Theroux Talks with Butler on Business
Posted: Mon. September 12, 2011

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Recorded: Fri. September 9, 2011
Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Type: Radio
Issues: Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Politics

Ivan Eland on Pentagon’s Faux Budget Cuts
Posted: Fri. September 9, 2011

Ivan Eland on Russia Today discusses why cuts to the U.S. military budget are unlikely to happen, given how the defense industry is closely tied to campaign funding for politicians.

Recorded: Tue. October 5, 2010
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt

Ivan Eland on Pakistan’s Blockade of U.S. Military Supply Lines
Posted: Fri. September 9, 2011

Ivan Eland on Russia Today discusses possible reasons for Pakistan’s closure of a vital supply route for U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

Recorded: Wed. October 6, 2010
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid

Ivan Eland on the U.S. Media
Posted: Fri. September 9, 2011

Ivan Eland on Russia Today comments on claims that the U.S. is at threat from “autocratic” news channels.

Recorded: Thu. October 7, 2010
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television

Ivan Eland on U.S. Embargo on Cuba
Posted: Fri. September 9, 2011

Ivan Eland on Russia Today discusses the counterproductive effects of the current U.S. embargo on Cuba.

Recorded: Thu. October 21, 2010
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Trade