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

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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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Ivan Eland on Violence in Kyrgyzstan
Recorded: Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ivan Eland on Russia Today provides commentary on the political unrest in Kyrgyzstan.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Economic History and Development (International)

       
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Charles Peña on Increased Airport Security
Recorded: Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Originally aired on 12/28/09 on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.” Charles Peña, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, provides perspective on the fairness and effectiveness of the new TSA security measures implemented after the attempted bombing on Christmas day.

Experts: Charles V. Peña
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Law Enforcement, Terrorism and National Crises, Transportation

       
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Ivan Eland on Election Fraud in Afghanistan
Recorded: Friday, October 2, 2009

Originally aired on 10/2/09. Ivan Eland discusses Peter Galbraith’s accusation of fraud benefiting incumbent Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, in an interview on Russia Today.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Democracy, Economic History and Development (International)

       
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Alex Tabarrok on How Ideas Trump Crises
Recorded: Sunday, February 1, 2009

Alex Tabarrok at TED argues how free trade and globalization are shaping the world into an idea-sharing community that is more healthy, happy and prosperous than anyone's predictions.

Experts: Alexander T. Tabarrok
Type: Other Event
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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Stephen Halbrook Testifies in Opposition to Eric Holder
Recorded: Friday, January 16, 2009

Stephen Halbrook testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to Attorney General nominee Eric Holder.

Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Type: Television
Issues: Constitutional Law, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Gun Control, Law Enforcement

       
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Lessons from the Poor: The Power of Entrepreneurship
Recorded: Thursday, November 13, 2008

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At this Policy Forum, Independent Institute Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa, former Bolivian President Jorge Quiroga, economist William Easterly, and a group of policy experts discuss the findings of the book, Lessons from the Poor. The speakers examine real-world examples of entrepreneurship and why instead of redistributing existing wealth, governments should free people so that they can create it.

Experts: William R. Easterly, Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Economic Policy

       
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Alvaro Vargas Llosa on the Latin American Left
Recorded: Friday, April 29, 2005

Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa discusses the rise of the Latin America left on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS.

Experts: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Type: Television
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Latin America

       
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