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Ben Powell on Sweatshops
2012 Summer Seminar for High School Students

Recorded: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

This presentation is from our 2012 Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminar for high school students, which was held from June 18 to 22, 2012, at the Independent Institute Conference Center, Oakland, California.
View videos and more information about the Summer Seminars.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Free Market Economics, Labor and Employment

       
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Economic Liberty Lecture Series: Benjamin Powell
Recorded: Monday, April 23, 2012

Economic Liberty Lecture Series: Benjamin Powell from The Future of Freedom Foundation on Vimeo.

On April 23, 2012, Benjamin Powell gave the following speech at The Future of Freedom Foundation’s “Economic Liberty Lecture Series.” The speech, “Implications of the Crash of 2008,” can viewed above in its entirety.

Benjamin Powell is an associate professor of economics at Suffolk University, the President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, a senior economist with the Beacon Hill Institute, and a senior fellow with the Independent Institute. He earned his B.S. in economics and finance from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Other Event
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Labor and Employment

       
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‪Tabarrok on Debt and Imprisonment‬
Recorded: Friday, April 20, 2012

Alexander Tabarrok, Research Director at the Independent Institute, speaks with Alyona Minkovski of RT's "The Alyona Show" on increasing criminal justice fees applied to those convicted or charged of a crime and time served due to debt.

Experts: Alexander T. Tabarrok
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Culture/ Society, Taxes

       
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Robert Higgs on The Peter Schiff Radio Show on Economic Intervention
Recorded: Thursday, December 15, 2011

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Fill-in host Tom Woods on the Peter Schiff Radio Show interviews Senior Fellow Robert Higgs. They discuss the history of government economic interventions during the Great Depression and World War II and how those lessons apply today. Check out some of Robert Higgs’ books mentioned on the program.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Banking and Finance, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, History (U.S), Labor and Employment, Regulation and Deregulation, Taxes

       
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Benjamin Powell on‬ Expiring Unemployment Benefits & Congressional Insider Trading
Recorded: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Benjamin Powell, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, engages with Judge Napolitano on Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch about expiring unemployment benefits and Congressional insider trading .

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Banking and Finance, Economic Policy, Labor and Employment

       
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Alexander Tabarrok on Bounty Hunting & Defending the Indefensible
Recorded: Thursday, August 18, 2011

Alexander Tabarrok, Research Director at the Independent Institute, speaks with John Stossel of Fox Business Network’s “Stossel” on bounty hunting and defending the indefensible.

Experts: Alexander T. Tabarrok
Type: Television
Issues: Crime, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Law Enforcement, Privatization

       
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Emily Skarbek on U.S. Government Policies and Unemployment
Recorded: Monday, January 17, 2011

Emily Skarbek on International PressTV discusses how poor U.S. government policies create or exacerbate unemployment.

Experts: Emily C. Skarbek
Type: Television
Issues: Economic Policy, Labor and Employment

       
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Is U.S. Justice Broken?
Recorded: Thursday, December 9, 2010

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

From fingerprinting to criminal sentencing, from lawyer licensing to judicial selection, and from eminent domain to wealth transfers via class-action lawsuits, how do perverse incentives impact the law and what reforms would create a more just and efficient legal system?

Experts: David D. Friedman, Alex Kozinski, Edward J. López, David J. Theroux
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Crime, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Law Enforcement

       
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