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"Health Care Premiums Price Thousands out of the Market" Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman on Fox News Channel Report
Posted: Fri. July 20, 2018, 2:50pm PT

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman appears in this Fox News Channel report on the rising costs of Obamacare premiums. About one million consumers are finding the cost of premiums too expensive and are opting to not have health coverage. The premiums on Obamacare are expected to rise again by 40% just before the November elections.

Recorded: Tue. July 3, 2018

Type: Television

"Abolish ICE?" Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on Fox News Channel
Posted: Fri. July 20, 2018, 2:44pm PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on the Fox News Channel to discuss the Democrats' criticism of the federal agency ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). Some are even calling for the abolishment of the agency.

Recorded: Sun. July 1, 2018

Type: Television

Sr. Fellow Stephen Halbrook on The Schilling Show on WINA Radio
Posted: Fri. July 13, 2018, 5:18pm PT

Gun registration lead to gun confiscation is Europe during World War II. When the Nazis came to power in Germany and then invaded France, gun registration laws made it easy for the occupying force to take guns away from citizens. Halbrook discusses these policies his new book, Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France: Tyranny and Resistance. The Second Amendment protects rights of Americans against such actions and Halbrook talks about recent calls for gun registration in the US.

Recorded: Fri. July 13, 2018
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Type: Radio

Research Fellow David Beito, Co-author of T.R.M. Howard on the Jim Bohannon Radio Show
Posted: Tue. July 10, 2018, 1:23pm PT

T.R.M. Howard was a mentor to many better-known civil rights leaders of the 1950's and 1960's. Medgar Evers, Rosa Parks, and Martin Luther King were all influenced and helped by Howard, who was a Renaissance man. A doctor, entrepreneur, big game hunter and civil rights leader, Howard was a champion for rights of black Americans in the southern United States, risking his life to protect the rights of others. Howard's life story is told by David Beito and his wife Linda Royster Beito. David Beito is interviewed on the Jim Bohannon radio show.

Recorded: Wed. June 27, 2018
Experts: David T. Beito
Type: Radio

Sr. Fellow Stephen Halbrook on the Lars Larson Radio Show
Posted: Tue. July 10, 2018, 12:44pm PT

Sr. Fellow Stephen Halbrook, author of Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France talks about his new book with Lars Larson on his nationally syndicated radio show. Halbrook's book tells how gun registration in France led to gun confiscation by the Nazis when they overran France in 1940. The government of France had previously required gun registration, which made it easier for the invading Nazis to disarm the French citizens. Halbrook also talks about the history of the right to bear arms in the United States on the 10th anniversary of the US Supreme Court's decision to allow individuals to arm themselves in the landmark Heller case in the District of Columbia.

Recorded: Thu. June 28, 2018
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Type: Radio

Can a Capitalist Society Also Be a Caring Society? Robert M. Whaples
Posted: Wed. June 13, 2018, 8:54am PT

Senior Fellow Robert M. Whaples presentation at Acton Institute on May 17, 2018.

Recorded: Thu. May 17, 2018
Experts: Robert M. Whaples
Type: Other Event

California's Public Pension Crisis: Why It Matters to You | Lawrence McQuillan, PhD
Posted: Tue. June 5, 2018, 2:10pm PT

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Lawrence McQuillan presentation at The Liberty Forum of Silicon Valley on May 8, 2018.

We thank The Liberty Forum of Silicon Valley for your permission to post this video. For more information https://www.liberty-forum.us/ "California has promised generous pensions to government employees over the past several decades. These promises are already straining the state's finances and may eventually bankrupt us. Independent Institute Fellow Lawrence McQuillan explains how this will profoundly affect every Californian."

Recorded: Tue. May 8, 2018
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Other Event

T.R.M. Howard Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer Book
Posted: Tue. June 5, 2018, 2:01pm PT

T.R.M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer tells the remarkable story of one of the early leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. A renaissance man, T.R.M. Howard (1908-1976) was a respected surgeon, important black community leader, and successful businessman. Howard's story reveals the importance of the black middle class, their endurance and entrepreneurship in the midst of Jim Crow, and their critical role in the early Civil Rights Movement.

Recorded: Tue. May 22, 2018
Experts: David T. Beito
Type: Independent Institute Event