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Dr. Emily Skarbek Talks about the Government Cost Calculator on “Taking Back America”
Recorded: Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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Dr. Emily Skarbek, Director of the Independent Institute’s MyGovCost.org was interviewed on the nationally syndicated, web, radio blog, “Taking Back America”. During the interview, Dr. Skarbek uses MyGovCost.org to explain the specific effects of rampant government spending for any individual in America. Dr. Skarbek illustrates how an individual can find out what their own personal costs imposed by government are, and what they could have earned instead.

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

       
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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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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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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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Dennis Prager Interviews Robert Higgs
Recorded: Tuesday, February 24, 2009

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Syndicated talk show host Dennis Prager interviews Robert Higgs on Obama’s stimulus plan and dispelling myths surrounding wartime spending. Prager admits to wanting to fly to Louisiana just to hug Bob.

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

       
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Private Solutions for Reducing Road Congestion, Fuel Costs, Travel Time, and Waste
Recorded: Thursday, September 28, 2006

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“Congestion is not a fact of life,” declared Mr. Mineta, “We need a new approach, and we need it now.” Such an approach is presented in the new Independent Institute book, Street Smart: Competition, Entrepreneurship and the Future of Roads.

Experts: Daniel B. Klein, Gabriel Roth, Alexander T. Tabarrok
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Privatization, Transportation

       
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