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William J. Watkins, Jr. on Patent Trolls
Recorded: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr. appeared on XMSatellite radios Innovation Navigation show to talk about his new book Patent Trolls: Predatory Litigation and the Smothering of Innovation. The cost of patent trolls is staggering, both in terms of lost work and in court costs and attorney fees. The outmoded patent system in the US is discussed, including proposals for reforming the patent system.
Experts: William J. Watkins Jr.
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Business, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Litigation, Regulation and Deregulation, Science, Technology
Dr. Ron Paul Liberty Defined: The Future of Freedom
Recorded: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Ron Paul, the former 12-term Congressman and Presidential candidate,
takes a candid look at Americas increasingly dysfunctional political
system. Drawing on his 24 years in Congress, he highlights the need
to rein in unchecked government power. The author of numerous
#1 New York Times bestselling books, Dr. Paul is a leading advocate for individual liberty, privacy, limited constitutional government, low taxes
and spending, free markets, restrained foreign policy, and sound money.
Experts: Ron Paul
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Culture/ Society, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Regulation and Deregulation
Burton Abrams on KKSF's Bob Zadek Radio Show
Recorded: Sunday, March 30, 2014
Research Fellow Burton A. Abrams appeared on the "Bob Zadek Radio Show" on KKSF in San Francisco. Abrams talks about the MyGovCost calculator and his book The Terrible 10 and the top ten economic blunders in the last century.
Experts: Burton A. Abrams
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Government Waste/Pork, Political Ideology and Philosophy
Ivan Eland on The Tom Woods Show
Recorded: Monday, February 17, 2014
Ivan Eland, author of Recarving Rushmore, appeared on the The Tom Woods Show. Eland talks about U.S. Presidents on the merits of their policies and whether those strategies contributed to peace, prosperity, and liberty.
Experts: Ivan Eland
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy
Robert Higgs on The Tom Woods Show
Recorded: Monday, December 16, 2013
Senior Research Fellow Robert Higgs joins radio host Tom Woods for a wide-ranging discussion including the U.S. economy and World War II. Check out some of Robert Higgs books mentioned on the program.
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Government Power, Political Ideology and Philosophy
Ben Powell on the Economic Freedom of the World Report
Recorded: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell appeared on the "The Roger Hedgecock Radio Show." Powell discusses the Economic Freedom of the World Report, explaining why economic freedom in the U.S. is plummeting.
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Freedom
Alvaro Vargas Llosa on Common Sense Club radio
Recorded: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa, author of Global Crossings, appeared on the nationally syndicated "Common Sense Club" radio program with host Mark Skogerboe. The host claims Alvaro Vargas Llosa's book Global Crossings changed his mind about immigration and rocked his world.
Experts: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), History (International), Immigration, Latin America, Political Ideology and Philosophy
Mary Theroux on ARNNSnowden and the Surveillance State
Recorded: Monday, July 22, 2013
Mary Theroux, Senior Vice President at the Independent Institute, is interviewed by host Ernie Brown on the topic of Edward Snowden and the US Governments Surveillance State.
Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Defense and Foreign Policy, Government Power, Government Secrecy, Technology, Terrorism and National Crises