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The Public Pension Crisis Across the United States An Interview with Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan
Recorded: Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, author of California Dreaming appears on KLZ radio in Denver, CO. Lawrence talks about the public-pension crisis and how states and cities can change their pension contributions to avoid bankruptcy while honoring commitments to employees.
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), History (U.S), Labor and Employment, Taxes
Stephen P. Halbrook | Oral Argument at Appeal of Heller vs District of Columbia
Recorded: Monday, April 20, 2015
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, presents oral arguments in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in the ongoing appeal of the landmark Supreme Court case of Heller v. District of Columbia. The case affirmed the Second Amendment rights of citizens for lawful purposes such as self-defense.
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Type: Other Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Crime, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Culture/ Society, Freedom, Government Power, Gun Control, Law Enforcement, Litigation, Privacy, Property Rights, Race Issues, Urban Issues
Thomas DiLorenzo on Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War Economy
Recorded: Friday, April 17, 2015
Research Fellow Thomas DiLorenzo appeared on the Kate Dalley radio show on KZNU in Utah to discuss the 16th U.S. President and the economy at the time.
Experts: Thomas J. DiLorenzo
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), History (U.S), Terrorism and National Crises
Peter Thiel | Developing the Developed World
Entrepreneurship, Liberty, and the Future
Recorded: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Entrepreneur and Author Peter A. Thiel spoke at a luncheon sponsored by the Independent Institute on January 27, 2015. He shared insights from his new book Zero to One on how to create true innovations in the world of atomsnot just digits and bitsand how to foster a peaceful, prosperous and freer future marked by globalization in a world of limited resources.
Experts: Peter A. Thiel
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Corporate Welfare, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Education, Energy, Free Market Economics, Freedom, Government Power, Government Secrecy, Health Care, History (U.S), Labor and Employment, Law Enforcement, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Privacy, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Science, Technology, Transportation
A Century of Economic Folly
Recorded: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Research Fellow Burton A. Abrams appears on the "Freedom & Prosperity Radio" show with host Joe Thomas. Abrams talks about his book The Terrible 10: A Century of Economic Folly which contains ten of the U.S. federal government's biggest economic mistakes and the fallout of those mistakes.
Experts: Burton A. Abrams
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Fiscal Policy/Debt, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, History (U.S)
Ivan Eland: Is Obama the Worst President Ever?
Recorded: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of the newly updated book Recarving Rushmore which ranks all of the U.S. Presidents in terms of peace, prosperity and liberty, talks about President Barack Obama and his ranking. Obama ranks near the bottom, but it was an early 20th century president that takes the title of "Worst President" in terms of peace, prosperity and liberty. Eland spoke with Kerry Lutz of the Financial Survival Network.
Experts: Ivan Eland
Issues: Constitutional Law, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Government Power, History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics
Robert Higgs Discusses Effects of WWI on the Tom Woods Show
Recorded: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sr. Fellow Robert Higgs appeared on the Tom Woods radio show. Higgs discusses the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I and its devastating effects on people and government.
Experts: Robert Higgs
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, History (International), History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy
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