Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on Arise TVs XChange program to talk about German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Merkel has called for austerity in Europe and has helped Europe avoid economic collapse. Although she mediated bailouts in Europe, the situation would have been worse without her leadership. Merkel has also demanded sanctions against Russia.
Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr., author of Patent Trolls, appeared on the Steve Malzberg Show on Newsmax TV. Watkins talks about patent trolls, who are costing billions to the US economy by filing lawsuits against innovators. The result of these lawsuits slows the process of new technology and stifles innovation.
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and Enemies of the State appeared on Freedom & Prosperity radio to talk about his latest book. In the 1930's in Germany, the misuse of records resulted in the confiscation of weapons from Jews and other "enemies of the state." The Nazi party was able to consolidate power using the gun registration records of the Weimar republic. Stephen Halbrook speaks about the importance of the Second Amendment protections to prevent such actions in the U.S. today.