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Ivan Eland on Secretive Oil Deal in Kyrgyzstan
Recorded: Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ivan Eland on Russia Today comments on the recent secretive U.S. oil deal in Kyrgyzstan and its efforts to maintain its air base in the country.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Trade

       
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Ivan Eland on U.S. Embargo on Cuba
Recorded: Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ivan Eland on Russia Today discusses the counterproductive effects of the current U.S. embargo on Cuba.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Trade

       
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Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in America
Recorded: Thursday, October 7, 2010

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“Economics and environmentalism are types of modern religions.” So says Robert H. Nelson in his analysis of the roots of economics and environmentalism and their mutually antagonistic relations in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The present debate raging over global warming exemplifies the clash of these two public theologies.

Experts: Steven F. Hayward, Robert H. Nelson, Max L. Stackhouse
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Property Rights, Religion

       
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Benjamin Powell on U.S. Pork Barrel Farm Policies
Recorded: Friday, August 20, 2010

Benjamin Powell on CNBC discusses the pitfalls of U.S. protection of the farming industry with pork barrel farm policies, and how they hurt both Americans and producers in underdeveloped countries.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Agriculture, Government Waste/Pork, Trade

       
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The Secret to Making Poor Nations Rich
Recorded: Thursday, February 21, 2008

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For decades, efforts to end world poverty have focused on redistributing wealth, rather than creating it. This approach, however, has done little to foster long-term economic progress in Africa.

Experts: George B. N. Ayittey, Benjamin W. Powell, Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Economic History and Development (International), History (International), Latin America, Nationalism, Trade

       
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Is the U.S. Now Provoking an Arms Race in Space?
Recorded: Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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The 1967 Outer Space Treaty designated space for peaceful purposes as “the province of all mankind.” Virtually all spacefaring nations now favor a new treaty to accommodate major changes in geopolitics and military technology. The United States, however, has blocked negotiations, citing potential threats to U.S. “rights, capabilities, and freedom of action.”

Experts: Mike Moore
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, History (International), History (U.S), Nationalism, Technology, Terrorism and National Crises, Trade

       
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Eminent Domain: Abuse of Government Power?
Recorded: Tuesday, January 31, 2006

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In June 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Kelo v. New London that local governments may force property owners to sell out and to make way for private economic development, even if the property is not blighted. In response, many states have passed legislation and proposed amendments to their state constitutions to block this unprecedented government assault on the rights of property owners.

Experts: Steven Greenhut, Timothy Sandefur
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Housing, Land Use, Property Rights

       
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