Independent Institute Senior Vice President Mary L. G. Theroux testified on "Childhood Poverty, Government Failures, and the Need for Economic Liberty", before the California State Senate's Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, at the request of State Senator Jeff Stone. The witnesses spoke about California's Maximum Family Grant rule for families on welfare. The rule caps grants and does not increase grant money to mothers on welfare when they have more children. Mary testified about the causes of poverty and of the need for other, non-government options for poor families. She introduced ideas for helping the poor through private resources and organizations, instead of government agencies where families and women often find themselves trapped in a cycle of poverty.
Senior Fellow Ivan Eland appears on Russias RT Network show CrossTalk to discuss foreign policy and the 2016 presidential election. Eland discusses the potential candidates position on war and the difference between Obamas policies and those of the announced candidates. Eland and the panel analyze Hillary Clintons record as Secretary of State, and how she might be trigger happy as president.
Research Fellow Vern McKinley, author of Financing Failure is interviewed by The Full Disclosure Network about the role of the Federal Reserve and whether or not it protects American citizens from financial disaster.
Sr. Fellow David T. Beito appears on the Fox Business News' "Stossel" to debate whether government or private charity is a better way to abolish poverty. Beito, editor of the book The Voluntary City says that government is outdated and its War on Poverty is a failure.
Independent Institute Senior Fellow John R. Graham proposes a major change to Obamacare that would allow a level playing field for everyone.
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