Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow of the Independent Institute, is interviewed by TRT World about the tension between Saudi Arabia and Iran following the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by the Saudi Arabian government.
Research Fellow Abigail R. Hall recently wrote an Op-Ed in Forbes about the solution to the growing need for organ transplants: allowing the sale of human organs. Hall rebuts critics who say only poor people would sell their organs, or the practice is morally objectionable. On the contrary, she says. By legalizing the sale of organs, thousands of lives could be saved and desperate, long waits for organ donations would ease.
What is the cost of the long approval process for potentially life-saving drugs by the FDA? The approval process can take up to 12 years and cost $1 billion. But there are other costs. Patients arent able to take drugs that arent approved and they might die or become more ill. Another cost is that a potential drug maker might not want to take the financial risk of taking a drug to market. Powell recommends testing drugs but possibly making drugs "FDA recommended", rather than "FDA approved." Whats needed is competition and markets to help patients and entrepreneurs, says Powell.
Senior Fellow John C. Goodman, author of A Better Choice
is interviewed about Texas Congressman Pete Sessions proposed alternative to Obamacare. Its legislation that will fix problems with the healthcare system that the Affordable Care Act failed to do. Instead of subsidies, everyoneregardless of incomewill be treated equally. Under the proposed plan, which Goodman is helping to craft, the healthcare marketplace will be utilized to lower costs to consumers, with government playing a minimal role.
Senior Fellow Ivan Eland is interviewed on CCTV America about security measures taken by the French Government during the COP21 Climate Change Summit in Paris. After terrorist attacks, France has reinforced borders, mobilized 120,000 police officers, and banned large marches that had been planned to coincide with the climate summit.
Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace and Liberty at the Independent Institute and author of No War for Oil is interviewed by Thom Hartman for The Big Picture on RT on the terrorist attacks in Paris. He discusses the endless cycle of terrorism in the Middle East and how France can avoid making the same mistakes.
In this interview aired by WHDT World News, Ivan Eland calls by Republican governors against accepting Syrian refugees into the United States. Eland calls this nonsense, and he stresses the importance of ending American intervention in Muslim countries, while focusing on security at home.
Research Fellow Randall Holcombe is a guest on the Larry Conners USA Radio Show on KTRS St. Louis. Holcombe discusses President Obamas push for shorter prison sentences and why the move is a mistake. The war on drugs has been waged for 35 years. Drugs are impossible to control and their use should not be illegal, according to Holcombe. Transactions among consenting adults shouldnt be prosecuted, he says. Only if property crimes or violence occurs, should drug users be prosecuted.
Nov. 12, 2015