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What Should be Done with America's Schools?
Posted: Wed. May 4, 2016

In this panel held in 1999, Williamson Evers, Andrew J. Coulson, and Myron Lieberman analyze the U.S. educational system focusing on three main topics: What are the problems in American schools? Why are American schools facing these problems? What kind of system do we want?

Recorded: Sat. April 3, 1999
Experts: Andrew J. Coulson
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Education

Scott Sumner author of "Midas Paradox" on Macro Musings
Posted: Tue. April 26, 2016

David Beckworth, host of "Macro Musings" podcast interviewed Scott Sumner, author of "The Midas Paradox", on the content of this book, what caused the Great Depression, monetary economics among other topics.

Thanks to Mercatus Center at George Mason University for the permission to publish this podcast.

Recorded: Thu. March 31, 2016
Experts: Scott Sumner
Type: Radio
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.)

Presidential Promises | Benjamin Powell on Stossel
Posted: Wed. April 20, 2016

Aired on March 11, 2016, television personality John Stossel (Host of Stossel on Fox Business) presented the ten worst political promises from the US candidates like Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Ted Cruz among others. Benjamin Powell, Research Fellow of Independent Institute was invited to analyze these promises.

Recorded: Fri. March 11, 2016
Experts: Benjamin Powell
Type: Television

Why Freedom? | Tibor R. Machan, Jan Narveson, David J. Theroux
Posted: Tue. April 5, 2016

This event was organized by the Independent Institute held on March 31, 1999 in Oakland California.

Introductory remarks by David J. Theroux.

TIBOR MACHAN: Until his death on March 24, 2016, Tibor R. Machan was a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, R.C. Hoiles Professor of Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at Chapman University, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Auburn University, Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute and Ludwig von Mises Institute, and Senior Fellow at the Heartland Institute. Hes is the author of the Independent Institute book, Private Rights and public Illusions.

JAN NARVESON:
Professor of Philosophy at the University of Waterloo, and author of The Libertarian Idea.

DAVID J. THEROUX
David J. Theroux is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Independent Institute and Publisher of The Independent Review.

Recorded: Wed. March 31, 1999
Experts: Tibor R. Machan
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Collectivism, Constitutional Law, Culture/ Society, Free Market Economics, Freedom, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Regulation and Deregulation

Taking a Stand: Reflections on Life, Liberty and Economy | Robert Higgs
Posted: Fri. March 25, 2016

Robert Higgs, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute speaks at the Cato Institute about his latest book, “Taking a Stand: Reflections on Life, Liberty, and the Economy,” a collection of ninety-nine short pieces on a range of subjects including economic analysis, law, politics, and remembrances of colleagues.

This video was produced by Cato Institute, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Recorded: Tue. November 10, 2015
Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Other Event
Issues: Education

Obama’s Historic Visit To Cuba is the Right Policy
Posted: Thu. March 24, 2016

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland is interviewed on the Larry Conners USA radio show on KTRS. Eland says the 50 years of trying to get rid of the Castro brothers has not worked and it’s time for a different policy. Now that the Cold War is over, says Eland, Cuba’s future may be democracy, but not all countries would make good democracies. Cuba must open its economy in some way, he says, because the country needs capital.

Recorded: Wed. March 23, 2016
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Radio
Issues: Politics

The Extraordinary Grassroots Revolution of Low-cost Private Schools | James N. Tooley
Posted: Wed. March 23, 2016

Recorded at TEDxNewCastle. July 22, 2015.

Without numbers, a great many myths about education and educational provision would go unchallenged. Before Independent Institute Research Fellow James N. Tooley started his work (with colleagues) on low-cost private schools, the accepted wisdom was that only government education could provide for the poor in developing countries. In this TEDx talk Professor Tooley explores these myths and shares his findings. Professor Tooley has published widely on the role of government in education. His particular focus is on the phenomenon of low-cost private schools in developing countries. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at TED.

Recorded: Wed. July 22, 2015
Experts: James N. Tooley
Type: Other Event

Ludwig von Mises's contributions to Economics and Liberty
Posted: Tue. March 22, 2016

Robert P. Murphy at the International Students for Liberty Conference 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". To buy the book follow link.

Recorded: Sat. February 27, 2016
Experts: Robert P. Murphy
Type: Other Event
Issues: Free Market Economics