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The Explosion of Patent Litigation
Recorded: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr., author of
, appeared on the Steve Malzberg Show on Newsmax TV. Watkins talks about patent trolls, who are costing billions to the US economy by filing lawsuits against innovators. The result of these lawsuits slows the process of new technology and stifles innovation.
Experts: William J. Watkins Jr. Type: Television Issues: Business, Free Market Economics, Litigation, Regulation and Deregulation, Science, Technology
Ivan Eland: Ukrainian Economy Nears Collapse
Recorded: Monday, September 22, 2014
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland is interviewed on Arise TV about the continuing crisis in Ukraine, where the economy is collapsing as the country deals with threats from Russia.
Experts: Ivan Eland Type: Television Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Defense and Foreign Policy, Economic History and Development (International), Economic Policy, Government Power, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy
C.S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and the Evils of Statism
Recorded: Saturday, August 2, 2014
David J. Theroux, founder and president of The Independent Institute and the C.S. Lewis Society of California, discusses the writings of C.S. Lewis and Lewis's views on individual liberty, natural law and statism.
The presentation was the keynote talk at the first annual conference of Christians for Liberty, that was held at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX, August 2, 2014.
Experts: David J. Theroux Type: Other Event Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Collectivism, Culture/ Society, Education, Family, Freedom, Government Power, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Privacy, Privatization, Property Rights, Regulation and Deregulation, Religion, Science, Taxes, Welfare
Robert Nelson on
BookTalks debates Christian Felber on Economics as Religion
Recorded: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Economist Tomás Sedláček hosts a
BookTalks debate with Institute Senior Fellow and economist Robert Nelson and guests from fields of theology, philosophy and economics.
Nelson is author of .
The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in Contemporary America
Experts: Robert H. Nelson Type: Television Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Economists, Free Market Economics, Religion
Stephen P. Halbrook: Are There Lessons for Us Today from Nazi Gun Control?
Recorded: Thursday, July 24, 2014
With new debates over gun control, renowned scholar, attorney, and author Stephen P. Halbrook speaks on the explosive findings in his new book,
Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and Enemies of the State
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook Type: Independent Institute Event Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Government Power, Gun Control, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Regulation and Deregulation
Ivan Eland on Russian/European Politics & Sanctions
Recorded: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on AriseTV discussing Russian/European politics. Russia's oligarchs are expected to withdraw money out of UK markets in light of EU sanctions against Russia. Sanctions were imposed after the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet. The sanctions will hurt EU countries as well as Russia says Eland.
Experts: Ivan Eland Type: Television Issues: Economic Policy, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Terrorism and National Crises
Robert Higgs on FDA and Consumer Welfare
Recorded: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
This presentation by Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs was presented on July 24, 2014, at Mises University, sponsored by the Ludwig von Mises Institute, in Auburn, Alabama.
Experts: Robert Higgs Type: Other Event Issues: Economists, Free Market Economics, Government Power, Regulation and Deregulation
Michael Thomas: Division of Labor and Free Trade
Recorded: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Michael Thomas breaks down the factors that go into a free trade economy and how division of labor plays into the equation.
For information on The Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminar,
Experts: Michael D. Thomas Type: Challenge of Liberty Seminars Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Economists, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Free Market Economics, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Privatization, Public Choice Theory, Regulation and Deregulation