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Building Bridges across the Partisan Divide | Mary L. G. Theroux
Posted: Wed. August 2, 2017, 9:50am PT

Mary Theroux's closing remarks at the New Bridges: Texas symposium held in Dallas, Texas on May 9, 2017.

Recorded: Tue. May 9, 2017
Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Freedom, Political Ideology and Philosophy

China’s Rise: From Farm to Cities
Posted: Mon. July 31, 2017, 2:52pm PT

Recorded by: World Affairs

Independent Institute Research Fellow, Bradley M. Gardner conversation with N. Bruce Pickering Vice President of Global Programs, Asia Society and Executive Director, Asia Society Northern California, Asia Society. Sharing insights from his recent book, "China’s Great Migration: How the Poor Built a Prosperous Nation", Bradley M. Gardner, shows how the migration of 260 million people from China’s rural countryside to its giant cities transformed the nation. He draws on on his extensive experience as a journalist and researcher working in China to explain how the largest economic migration in the history of the world transformed China into the industrial powerhouse it is today.

Recorded: Thu. July 13, 2017
Experts: Bradley M. Gardner
Type: Other Event
Issues: Immigration

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, Author of Priceless, Appears on Fox News Channel
Posted: Fri. July 28, 2017, 4:59pm PT

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless appears on the Fox News Channel program Happening Now to discuss the congressional debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act. Goodman discusses his free market principles needed to make the US healthcare responsive to patients, not insurance companies. If Obamacare is repealed, millions of Americans will choose not to buy health insurance, says Goodman. But supporters of Obamacare claim millions will lose their healthcare, which is much different.

Recorded: Thu. July 27, 2017
Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Television
Issues: Health Care

Silicon Valley at a Crossroads? George F. Gilder
Posted: Wed. July 26, 2017, 10:23am PT

George Gilder's presentation at the New Bridges: Texas symposium held in Dallas, Texas on May 9, 2017.

Recorded: Tue. May 9, 2017
Experts: George F. Gilder
Type: Independent Institute Event

Research Fellow Bradley Gardner, Author of China's Great Migration on the John Batchelor Radio Show
Posted: Thu. July 20, 2017, 5:28pm PT

Research Fellow Bradley Gardner, author of China's Great Migration speaks with national radio host John Batchelor and his co-host, China expert Gordon Chang about China's great economic miracle. The migration of of more than 260 million people from their birthplaces to China's most economically vibrant cities. The migration has reshaped the global economy and also reshaped the country's culture and the government's grip on property rights. Gardner talks of his personal experience in China and what problems the new economy in China faces.

Recorded: Wed. July 12, 2017
Experts: Bradley M. Gardner
Type: Radio
Issues: Immigration

Building a Win/Win Healthcare System
Posted: Fri. July 7, 2017, 5:08pm PT

Panel on Building a Win/Win Healthcare System at the New Bridges: Texas symposium held in San Francisco on April 7, 2017

About the panelists:
Mary Theroux is Senior Vice President of the Independent Institute.
John C. Goodman is Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute.
Robert P. Murphy and Robert M. Whaples are Research Fellows at the Independent Institute.
Joshua J. Umbehr is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Medical MD.

Recorded: Tue. May 9, 2017
Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Health Care

Peter Thiel: What is Multiculturalism Really About?
Posted: Fri. July 7, 2017, 5:04pm PT

Peter Thiel is an American entrepreneur, political activist, and author. He was ranked No. 4 on the Forbes Midas List of 2014, with a net worth of $2.2 billion. He co-founded PayPal.

Recorded: Wed. April 3, 1996
Experts: Peter A. Thiel
Type: Other Event

New Bridges: Texas: Advancing Liberty & Prosperity in a Divided America
Posted: Thu. June 29, 2017, 5:24pm PT

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Watch the videos of the event featuring Robert P. Murphy, John C. Goodman, Robert M. Whaples, Mary L.G. Theroux, and Joshua J. Umbehr.

Recorded: Tue. May 9, 2017

Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Free Market Economics