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The Political Economy of Drones
Recorded: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Research Fellow Abigail Hall joins the Larry Conners USA radio show to talk about the use of drones both domestically and internationally. What are the implications of the use of drones by law enforcement and military? Hall, who has written her dissertation on the subject, talks about the ramifications of the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) also known as drones.
Experts: Abigail R. Hall
Issues: Government Power, Law Enforcement, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Technology, Terrorism and National Crises
Mary L.G. Theroux on KPCC on Repeal of the "Maximum Family Grant" Welfare Rule
Recorded: Monday, February 23, 2015
Independent Institute Senior Vice President Mary L. G. Theroux was a guest on KPCC radio to discuss California's effort to repeal the "maximum family grant" rule for welfare recipients with children. Families that have more children while on welfare do not receive an increase in their grant. This could be reversed by a new law proposed by Calif. State Senator Holly Mitchell, who was also a guest on the show.
Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Crime, Culture/ Society, Education, Family, Labor and Employment, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Taxes, Welfare, Womens Issues
Peter Thiel | Developing the Developed World
Entrepreneurship, Liberty, and the Future
Recorded: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Entrepreneur and Author Peter A. Thiel spoke at a luncheon sponsored by the Independent Institute on January 27, 2015. He shared insights from his new book Zero to One on how to create true innovations in the world of atomsnot just digits and bitsand how to foster a peaceful, prosperous and freer future marked by globalization in a world of limited resources.
Experts: Peter A. Thiel
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Corporate Welfare, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Education, Energy, Free Market Economics, Freedom, Government Power, Government Secrecy, Health Care, History (U.S), Labor and Employment, Law Enforcement, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Privacy, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Science, Technology, Transportation
A Century of Economic Folly
Recorded: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Research Fellow Burton A. Abrams appears on the "Freedom & Prosperity Radio" show with host Joe Thomas. Abrams talks about his book The Terrible 10: A Century of Economic Folly which contains ten of the U.S. federal government's biggest economic mistakes and the fallout of those mistakes.
Experts: Burton A. Abrams
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Fiscal Policy/Debt, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, History (U.S)
Gun Control in the Third Reich on The Bill Meyer Show
Recorded: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich discusses the history of gun control and gun registration with radio host Bill Meyer. Halbrook describes in detail how the Nazis used gun registration records, which were begun by the post WWI Weimar Republic, to disarm Jews and other "enemies of the state."
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Government Power, Gun Control, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy
Ivan Eland: Is Obama the Worst President Ever?
Recorded: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of the newly updated book Recarving Rushmore which ranks all of the U.S. Presidents in terms of peace, prosperity and liberty, talks about President Barack Obama and his ranking. Obama ranks near the bottom, but it was an early 20th century president that takes the title of "Worst President" in terms of peace, prosperity and liberty. Eland spoke with Kerry Lutz of the Financial Survival Network.
Experts: Ivan Eland
Issues: Constitutional Law, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Government Power, History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics
Stephen Halbrook interviewed by Lars Larson
Recorded: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich appears on the Lars Larson radio show. Halbrook talks about his recent book and the origins of the Second Amendment.
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Culture/ Society, Government Power, Gun Control, History (International), Law Enforcement
Bruce Benson: Crime in the U.S.
Recorded: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Sr. Fellow Bruce Benson, author of To Serve and Protect appeared on the nationally syndicated Katherine Albrecht Radio Show. Benson discusses his writing on the criminal justice system, the war on drugs, and the founding principles of freedom in society.
Experts: Bruce L. Benson
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Crime, Culture/ Society, Drugs (Illicit), Freedom, Law Enforcement, Regulation and Deregulation