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Robert Higgs Interviewed: The Expanding Pork for Military Pay and Towns
Recorded: Friday, August 27, 2010

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Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs is interviewed by Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio on the widening gap between public and private sector pay, the increasing affluence of military towns compared with others, the disappearance of traditional checks on government power, and the predation and incremental “ratchet effect” of expanding governmental powers that increase “temporarily” during wartime but never really recede.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Government Power, Labor and Employment, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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Benjamin Powell on U.S. Pork Barrel Farm Policies
Recorded: Friday, August 20, 2010

Benjamin Powell on CNBC discusses the pitfalls of U.S. protection of the farming industry with pork barrel farm policies, and how they hurt both Americans and producers in underdeveloped countries.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Agriculture, Government Waste/Pork, Trade

       
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Ivan Eland on Afghanistan’s Private Security Crackdown
Recorded: Monday, August 16, 2010

Ivan Eland on Russia Today discusses the motivations behind Hamid Karzai’s crackdown on private security forces, saying that the intended target is local warlords rather than legitimate security firms.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid

       
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Ivan Eland on Wikileaks Revelations
Recorded: Friday, July 30, 2010

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Ivan Eland on Antiwar Radio discusses the revelations in the new Wikileaks release of information and the effects on Middle East diplomacy.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Radio
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Government Secrecy

       
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The Supreme Court and the Battle for Second Amendment Rights (Oakland)
Recorded: Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook, Nelson Lund, Alexander T. Tabarrok
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Constitutional Law, Gun Control

       
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The Supreme Court and the Battle for Second Amendment Rights
Recorded: Thursday, July 22, 2010

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In June 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling on the Second Amendment individual right to “keep and bear arms” with its Heller v. District of Columbia decision. Two years later, in June 2010, a second historic decision squeezed through the highest court in the land.

Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook, Donald E. J. Kilmer Jr.
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Culture/ Society, Gun Control, History (U.S), Law Enforcement, Litigation, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Race Issues

       
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Ivan Eland on the 2014 Afghanistan Withdrawal Deadline
Recorded: Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ivan Eland on Russia Today discusses the flaws in the 2014 U.S. plan to leave Afghanistan citing the Afghan army’s corruption and lack of military readiness to retain stability.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy

       
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Alvaro Vargas Llosa: “Axis Shrugged”—Venezuela, Syria & Iran's Trifecta of Terror
Recorded: Sunday, July 18, 2010

Alvaro Vargas Llosa discusses Venezuela’s terrorist connections with Syria and Iran with on Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

Experts: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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