Senior Fellow Randy T. Simmons, co-editor of Aquanomics, looks at the battles over water in the western United States. Thirsty citizens of growing cities, farmers, factories and environmentalists are in a fight for a natural resource that is priced arbitrarily. Its value is determined not by the free market, but by bureaucrats. Outdated government reclamation projects and water policies have put residents of the Golden State at the mercy of the weather, and of government's mandatory regulations.
Maura McEnaney, author of Willard Garvey: An Epic Life, appeared on The Wade Taylor show on wsradio.com. During the hour-long interview, McEnaney talks about her friendship with the Garvey family and how she applied her journalism background to write the biography of the entrepreneur Willard Garvey. Through her personal relationship with the Garvey family, Maura McEnaney captures the spirit of Willard Garvey to give an understanding of the principles that guided him in his personal and professional life.
On February 17, 2014 Robert Higgs presented this speech as part of the ongoing Economic Liberty Lecture Series, a joint project of The Future of Freedom Foundation and the George Mason University Economics Society.
Research Fellow Wendy McElroy appeared on the Dr. Laura Schlessinger radio show. McElroy discusses the falsified research, or so-called advocacy research on such topics such as college rape and domestic violence. The results, she says, is hysteria on college campuses and demonization of black males. Flawed statistics from this research have been used in legislation such as the Violence Against Women Act, according to McElroy.
Gilbert I. Collins Fellow Anthony Gregory, author of The Power of Habeas Corpus in America wants a new national dedication to the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, protecting Americans rights against unreasonable searches and seizures. Gregory says we are on the cusp of having no privacy at all, living in a society even more intrusive than George Orwells 1984.
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on CCTV discussing the potential for success in new Mid East peace negotiations. With Egypt and Syria in turmoil, Israel might feel more secure than usual, but with Iran's sword rattling, the region is volatile.