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The War on Everything
Posted: Mon. April 14, 2014

Research Fellow Anthony Gregory, author of "The Power of Habeas Corpus in America," discusses how politicians love to declare war on social and economic issues, and how these "wars" only manage to increase government power while reducing liberty.

Recorded: Mon. April 14, 2014
Experts: Anthony Gregory
Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Free Speech, Freedom, Government Power, Government Secrecy, History (U.S), Immigration, Law Enforcement, Regulation and Deregulation, Terrorism and National Crises

Dr. Ron Paul “Liberty Defined: The Future of Freedom”
Posted: Thu. April 10, 2014

Ron Paul, the former 12-term Congressman and Presidential candidate, 
takes a candid look at America’s increasingly dysfunctional political 
system. Drawing on his 24 years in Congress, he highlights the need 
to rein in unchecked government power. The author of numerous 
#1 New York Times bestselling books, Dr. Paul is a leading advocate for individual liberty, privacy, limited constitutional government, low taxes 
and spending, free markets, restrained foreign policy, and sound money.

Recorded: Wed. April 9, 2014
Experts: Ron Paul
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Defense and Foreign Policy, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Free Market Economics, Government Waste/Pork, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Privatization

Stephen Halbrook on the 13 Folds Radio Show
Posted: Fri. April 4, 2014

Research Fellow Stephen Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, appeared on WBOB radio's 13 Folds Radio Show. Halbrook talks about his most recent book detailing the events leading up to the Nazi confiscation of guns from German Jews. The program also touches on the vast experience of Halbrook defending rights of gun owners and protecting Second Amendment rights.

Recorded: Thu. March 20, 2014
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Type: Radio
Issues: Culture/ Society, Gun Control, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy

Burton Abrams on KKSF's Bob Zadek Radio Show
Posted: Wed. April 2, 2014

Research Fellow Burton A. Abrams appeared on the "Bob Zadek Radio Show" on KKSF in San Francisco. Abrams talks about the MyGovCost calculator and his book The Terrible 10 and the top ten economic blunders in the last century.

Recorded: Sun. March 30, 2014
Experts: Burton A. Abrams
Type: Radio
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Government Waste/Pork, Political Ideology and Philosophy

Robert Higgs on the Logic of Crisis and Leviathan and Why It Still Holds
Posted: Mon. March 31, 2014

On February 17, 2014 Robert Higgs presented this speech as part of the ongoing Economic Liberty Lecture Series, a joint project of The Future of Freedom Foundation and the George Mason University Economics Society.

Check out Higgs' book Crisis and Leviathan.

Recorded: Mon. February 17, 2014
Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Television
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Freedom, Government Power, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Privacy

Robert Higgs on The Complex Path of Ideological Change
Posted: Mon. March 31, 2014

Lecture presented by Robert Higgs at the Lugwig von Mises Institute's annual Austrian Scholars Conference held at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama; March 16-18, 2006. http://mises.org

Check out Higgs' book Crisis and Leviathan.

Recorded: Thu. March 16, 2006 - Sat. March 18, 2006
Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Television
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics

Robert Higgs on the Rise and Fall of Leviathan
Posted: Mon. March 31, 2014

Robert Higgs speaks at a Future of Freedom Foundation conference in 1995 on the ratchet effect- the idea that governments tend to grab power during emergencies but do not cede it completely after each crisis abates- and gives his own analysis of what it might take to slow the growth of government in the 21st century.

Check out Higg's book Crisis and Leviathan.

Recorded: Sun. January 1, 1995
Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Television
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Freedom, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, Political Ideology and Philosophy

Robert Higgs on Rights During National Emergencies
Posted: Mon. March 31, 2014

In this lecture from 1987, Robert Higgs speaks about governments' tendency to bend or suspend individual rights during emergency situations. He reviews the history of this in the United States and questions whether the U.S. Constitution is strong enough to protect private rights in the face of an unending string of national crises.

Check out Higgs' book Crisis and Leviathan.

Recorded: Thu. January 1, 1987
Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Television
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Freedom, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy