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William Watkins on NPR’s Talk of the Nation Discussing Supreme Court Nominations
Recorded: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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With the hearings on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court, Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr., was interviewed on NPR’s Talk of the Nation to discuss how to revise the nomination and selection process of Supreme Court Justices, based on his recent article in the Washington Examiner, “A role for the people in judicial selection.”

Experts: William J. Watkins Jr.
Type: Radio
Issues: Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Litigation, Politics

       
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Robert Higgs Debates James Galbraith on Obamanomics
Recorded: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs debates James Galbraith (Professor of Economics, University of Texas; son of infamous, “liberal”, Keynesian economist John Kenneth Galbraith) on Antiwar Radio regarding the folly of government bailouts for insolvent banks, creation of the Glass-Steagall Act as a means to prevent FDIC insured banks from taking excessive risks, benefits and detriments of public and private regulation and oversight, problems of regulatory capture and revolving door politics, divergent opinions on the causes of the Great Depression and efficacy of the New Deal and the arguments for and against government spending on public infrastructure.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Fiscal Policy/Debt, History (U.S)

       
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Emily Skarbek at Tax Day Tea Party Rally
Recorded: Thursday, April 15, 2010

Originally aired on 4/15/10 on ABC 7 News. Independent Institute Research Fellow Emily Skarbek spoke on free markets and individual liberty at the second annual Tax Day Tea Party rally in San Jose, California.

Experts: Emily C. Skarbek
Type: Television
Issues: Fiscal Policy/Debt, Taxes

       
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Robert Higgs on Booms, Busts and Bad Predictions
Recorded: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Robert Higgs is interviewed here by Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio. They discuss the economic baloney of mainstream economists, the failure of most to understand the potential for mass inflation given the money supply currently sitting around in bank reserves, the reality of the business cycle and the politicians’ and media’s failure to grasp it, and why none of us should make sweeping predictions about how the future will unfold, even if we do understand economics, since human action and the flexibility of markets are impossible to quantify.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Banking and Finance, Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Politics

       
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Emily Skarbek on MyGovCost.org
Recorded: Sunday, March 21, 2010

Originally aired 3/21/11 on PJTV “Front Page with Allen Barton.” Emily Skarbek, Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute, explains the features in MyGovCost.org and what it can tell you about federal debt, deficits and government spending.

Experts: Emily C. Skarbek
Type: Television
Issues: Fiscal Policy/Debt, Taxes

       
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Robert Higgs on the Decline in Investment Spending
Recorded: Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Originally aired on 3/10/10 on FoxNews.com’s “Freedom Watch.” Robert Higgs, explains why private investment, not government spending, is the key to economic recovery.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Television
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Taxes

       
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Charles Peña on Closing U.S. Military Bases
Recorded: Sunday, January 17, 2010

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Originally aired on January 17, 2010 on "Two-Way Street." Charles Peña, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, joins a panel of foreign policy experts to support the discussion topic: The U.S. should close its military bases around the world.

Experts: Charles V. Peña
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Government Waste/Pork, Labor and Employment

       
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Jeffrey A. Miron on Legalizing Drugs
Recorded: Friday, November 20, 2009

Originally aired on 11/20/09 on FoxBusiness.com Live. Jeffrey A. Miron, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of Drug War Crimes, argues in favor of legalizing marijuana and other drugs in the U.S.

Experts: Jeffrey A. Miron
Type: Television
Issues: Crime, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Drugs (Illicit)

       
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