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Research Fellow Vicki Alger appears on KFMB’s Brett Winterble Radio Show
Posted: Fri. August 19, 2016, 1:30pm PT

Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure: The Misedukation of America’s Children, appears on KFMB’s Brett Winterble Radio Show to discuss education in America. The discussion centers around performance of America’s schools and the proper role of the federal government in education. Alger discusses parental choice programs in inner cities and other programs that are working, without the long arm of the federal government. She compares the education systems in other countries that are successful and how the US might learn from their success.

Recorded: Wed. August 17, 2016
Experts: Vicki E. Alger
Type: Radio
Issues: Education

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman Appears on KFMB Radio
Posted: Tue. August 16, 2016, 1:49pm PT

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of A Better Choice appears on the Mike Slater show on KFMB radio in San Diego, CA. Goodman describes how free markets and competition help lower prices and improve care for certain medical procedures. In one example, prices for knee replacements came down after an insurance carrier told their patients that they could only go to certain hospitals, where the cost was significantly lower. Soon, other hospitals lowered their costs for similar procedures.

Recorded: Tue. August 16, 2016
Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Radio

Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children by Vicki E. Alger
Posted: Wed. August 3, 2016, 2:41pm PT

American education is broken. How did it get this way? Let’s be honest. The federal government’s involvement in education is a history of failure. Stifling federal bureaucracy has let down parents and students, saddling children with a massive debt.

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Recorded: Wed. August 3, 2016
Experts: Vicki E. Alger
Type: Independent Institute TV

Vicki Alger, Ph.D., Author of Failure on Focus Today
Posted: Tue. August 2, 2016, 5:17pm PT

Vicki Alger, PhD., author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America's Children, explains the problems and offers sound, private, choice-based strategies toward overcoming the failures of America's government-dominated educational system.

This video was produced by The DoveTV.

Recorded: Fri. July 22, 2016
Experts: Vicki E. Alger
Type: Other Event
Issues: Education

Ivan Eland on U.S. Policy Toward NATO and Russia
Posted: Tue. August 2, 2016, 12:16pm PT

Senior Fellow, Ivan Eland talked to Washington Journal C-SPAN about U.S. foreign policy toward NATO and Russia, particularly in the wake of the recent failed coup attempt in Turkey.

This video was produced by C-SPAN.

Recorded: Sat. July 30, 2016
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy

Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure appears on the Dr. Drew Pinksy Radio Show on KABC in Los Angeles
Posted: Tue. August 2, 2016, 11:49am PT

Research Fellow Vicki Alger speaks with nationally syndicated Dr. Drew Pinsky on his radio show about her latest book, Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children. Alger talks about ending the Department of Education, which has failed America's students since the department was formed in 1979. The bureaucracy that is added to administrator's duties by the Department of Education is harming teachers and students. Local school districts and the states are better suited to know the needs of parents and students, not federal bureaucrats in Washington, DC, says Alger.

Recorded: Thu. July 28, 2016
Experts: Vicki E. Alger
Type: Radio
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Education

Research Fellow Vicki Alger appears on the Wayne Allen Root radio show on KBET in Las Vegas, NV
Posted: Wed. July 20, 2016, 1:24pm PT

Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failuretalks about the importance of parental choice in education. Home schooling, Education Savings Accounts, charter schools and school competition are just a few of the ideas in her book that help parents overcome the problems associated with a one-sided approach to education. The federal government has no place in education, says Alger. Parents, not bureaucrats should decide what is best for their communities and their schools.

Recorded: Fri. July 15, 2016
Experts: Vicki E. Alger
Type: Radio
Issues: Education

The Race Between Tyranny and Liberty | Robert P. Murphy
Posted: Mon. July 18, 2016, 1:25pm PT

This event was held at Santa Clara University, on June 22, 2016.

Robert P. Murphy is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, Research Assistant Professor at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, President of Consulting by RPM, Senior Economist at the Institute for Energy Research, and Associated Scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

He is the author of the book Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action.

Recorded: Wed. June 22, 2016
Experts: Robert P. Murphy
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Free Market Economics