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William J. Watkins, Jr. on Patent Trolls
Recorded: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr. appeared on XMSatellite radios Innovation Navigation show to talk about his new book Patent Trolls: Predatory Litigation and the Smothering of Innovation. The cost of patent trolls is staggering, both in terms of lost work and in court costs and attorney fees. The outmoded patent system in the US is discussed, including proposals for reforming the patent system.
Experts: William J. Watkins Jr.
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Business, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Litigation, Regulation and Deregulation, Science, Technology
Dr. Ron Paul Liberty Defined: The Future of Freedom
Recorded: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Ron Paul, the former 12-term Congressman and Presidential candidate,
takes a candid look at Americas increasingly dysfunctional political
system. Drawing on his 24 years in Congress, he highlights the need
to rein in unchecked government power. The author of numerous
#1 New York Times bestselling books, Dr. Paul is a leading advocate for individual liberty, privacy, limited constitutional government, low taxes
and spending, free markets, restrained foreign policy, and sound money.
Experts: Ron Paul
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Culture/ Society, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Regulation and Deregulation
Burton Abrams on KKSF's Bob Zadek Radio Show
Recorded: Sunday, March 30, 2014
Research Fellow Burton A. Abrams appeared on the "Bob Zadek Radio Show" on KKSF in San Francisco. Abrams talks about the MyGovCost calculator and his book The Terrible 10 and the top ten economic blunders in the last century.
Experts: Burton A. Abrams
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Government Waste/Pork, Political Ideology and Philosophy
Ivan Eland on The Tom Woods Show
Recorded: Monday, February 17, 2014
Ivan Eland, author of Recarving Rushmore, appeared on the The Tom Woods Show. Eland talks about U.S. Presidents on the merits of their policies and whether those strategies contributed to peace, prosperity, and liberty.
Experts: Ivan Eland
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy
Lawrence McQuillan on The Jason Lewis Radio Show
Recorded: Thursday, January 16, 2014
Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan was a guest on the Jason Lewis radio show. He discussed the economics and history of totalitarianism vs capitalism in terms of policies such as higher taxes for corporations, farm subsidies, price and rent controls and endless money supply and how history can show us which of these stifle prosperity. Private property and individualism are the foundations of freedom, argues McQuillan.
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Issues: Culture/ Society, Government Power, History (International), History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Property Rights
Robert Higgs on The Tom Woods Show
Recorded: Monday, December 16, 2013
Senior Research Fellow Robert Higgs joins radio host Tom Woods for a wide-ranging discussion including the U.S. economy and World War II. Check out some of Robert Higgs books mentioned on the program.
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Government Power, Political Ideology and Philosophy
Bruce Benson on Property Rights
Recorded: Monday, October 14, 2013
Senior Fellow Dr. Bruce Benson, author of Property Rights: Eminent Domain and Regulatory Takings Re-examined, speaks with Jeanne Hoffman of Kosmos.
Experts: Bruce L. Benson
Issues: Business, Government Power, Property Rights
Ben Powell on the Economic Freedom of the World Report
Recorded: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell appeared on the "The Roger Hedgecock Radio Show." Powell discusses the Economic Freedom of the World Report, explaining why economic freedom in the U.S. is plummeting.
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Freedom