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Water Fight
Posted: Mon. March 10, 2014

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 Outdated government reclamation projects and water policies have put residents of the Golden State at the mercy of the weather, and of government's mandatory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.

Recorded: Fri. March 7, 2014
Experts: Randy Simmons
Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Business, Economic Policy, Environment, Land Use, Political Ideology and Philosophy

John Goodman on Fox News Network’s Your World with Neil Cavuto
Posted: Mon. March 3, 2014

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, appeared on Fox News Network’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” to discuss the latest Obamacare rollout problems.

Recorded: Tue. February 18, 2014
Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Television
Issues: Culture/ Society, Health Care, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation

Robert Higgs Presentation at Economic Liberty Lecture Series
Posted: Mon. March 3, 2014

Recorded: Tue. February 18, 2014
Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Television
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Political Ideology and Philosophy

Wendy McElroy on Violence Against Women on the Dr. Laura Schlessinger Radio Show
Posted: Fri. February 28, 2014

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.

Recorded: Thu. February 6, 2014
Experts: Wendy McElroy
Type: Radio
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Law Enforcement, Race Issues

Robert Higgs on Regime Uncertainty Past and Present
Posted: Fri. February 28, 2014

Senior Fellow and author Robert Higgs speaks with Caleb Brown of the Cato Institute on the subject of “Regime Uncertainty Past and Present.”

Recorded: Fri. February 21, 2014
Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Constitutional Law, Culture/ Society, Government Power, History (International), History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy

David J. Theroux on Price of Business Radio Show
Posted: Fri. February 28, 2014

Host Kevin Price and Independent Institute President and Founder David Theroux discuss the topic “How to Maintain Liberty” in this segment of the Price of Business on KTEK 1110 AM of the Wall Street Radio Network.

Recorded: Tue. February 11, 2014
Experts: David J. Theroux
Type: Radio
Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Political Ideology and Philosophy

P.J. O'Rourke “Talkin’ ’Bout His Generation”
Posted: Thu. February 27, 2014

P.J. O'Rourke, a Member of the Board of Advisors for the Independent Institute, is America’s leading political humorist and the best-selling author of over twenty books. He spoke at an event held on February 13, 2014 at the Independent institute in Oakland, CA.

Recorded: Thu. February 13, 2014
Experts: P. J. O’Rourke
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Culture/ Society, Entertainment, Political Ideology and Philosophy

Maura McEnaney on the Wade Taylor Radio Show
Posted: Wed. February 26, 2014

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.

Recorded: Tue. February 25, 2014
Experts: Maura McEnaney
Type: Radio
Issues: Business, Culture/ Society, Free Market Economics