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Ivan Eland on Yahoo Finance Discusses Iran’s Seizure of a British Tanker
Posted: Wed. July 24, 2019, 2:24pm PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on YahooFinance to talk about the recent events in the Persian Gulf where a British tanker was seized by Iran's military. Eland explains how sanctions imposed on Iran and the US pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal led up to the current actions taken by Iran.

Recorded: Mon. July 22, 2019
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television

“Tools California Could Use to Better Prevent and Fight Wildfires” Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan interviewed on KFBK radio
Posted: Mon. July 22, 2019, 10:37am PT

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Lawrence J. McQuillan, Ph.D., has some fascinating hi-tech suggestions for improved wildfire safety in California. The suggestions are part of McQuillan’s California Golden Fleece® Award California Golden Fleece® Award , which highlights a state or local government spending program, tax, or regulation that fleeces California taxpayers, consumers, or businesses.

Recorded: Fri. July 19, 2019
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

Richard K. Vedder | Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America
Posted: Thu. July 18, 2019, 12:49pm PT

Hosted by the Heartland Institute, Richard K. Vedder, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America, critically examines government's extensive involvement in colleges and universities and offers his solutions to the rising costs, mediocre academic performance, and declining payoff of American higher education.

Recorded: Wed. June 19, 2019
Experts: Richard K. Vedder
Type: Other Event

How Educational Freedom Is Working: For Students, For Families, For America | Vicki E. Alger
Posted: Thu. July 18, 2019, 12:32pm PT

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Vicki E. Alger presentation at the Young Women's Leadership Summit held in Dallas TX, on June 8, 2019.

Private school choice programs in the United States serve almost half a million students, the vast majority of them low-income, disadvantaged, and special-needs children. Independent Institute Research Fellow Vicki E. Alger, author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America's Children , explains why more and more parents support educational freedom.

Recorded: Sat. June 8, 2019
Experts: Vicki E. Alger
Type: Other Event

“High Tech Fire Prevention” Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan is interviewed on KCBS radio
Posted: Mon. July 8, 2019, 11:12am PT

California needs to adopt high tech solutions to fire prevention to avoid more fire catastrophes, says Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan. The most recent California Golden Fleece® Award has been awarded to CALFIRE and other state agencies for allowing the build up of fuels that causes huge firestorms.

Recorded: Sun. July 7, 2019
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan interviewed on KFBK radio
Posted: Tue. July 2, 2019, 3:49pm PT

Director of the California Golden Fleece® Award , Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan is interviewed on KFBK radio in Sacramento. The latest report from McQuillan outlines the steps California must take to avoid more catastrophic wildfires by implementing more technology and private property rights to incentivize the prevention more than the suppression of fires.

Recorded: Wed. June 26, 2019
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan appears on the Andy Caldwell radio show
Posted: Tue. July 2, 2019, 3:36pm PT

California fire agencies are the "winners" of the most recent California Golden Fleece® Award , a dishonor given quarterly to California state or local agencies or government projects that swindle taxpayers or break the public trust. Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan outlines his recommendations to prevent catastrophic wildfires in the future, using technology and private management of forest lands to avoid the build up fuels in forests.

Recorded: Mon. July 1, 2019
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio

Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder speaks at the Manhattan Institute
Posted: Mon. June 17, 2019, 9:59am PT

Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America speaks at the Manhattan Institute about the issues facing higher education.

Higher education in America is in crisis. Costs are too high, learning is too little, and the financial payoff to students and taxpayers is often abysmal. In Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America, economist and economics professor Richard Vedder documents how this precarious situation was fostered by the expansion of government involvement in the academy, especially at the federal level.

Recorded: Tue. June 11, 2019
Experts: Richard K. Vedder
Type: Other Event