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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

Robert Higgs on How the State Leads People to Their Own Destruction
Posted: Mon. March 31, 2014

Lecture presented by Robert Higgs at the Ludwig von Mises Institute's 25th Anniversary Celebration in New York City; 12-13 October 2007. This celebratory event discusses the legacy of Ludwig von Mises, his students such as Murray Rothbard, and the movement Mises inspired. http://mises.org

Check out Higgs' book Crisis and Leviathan.

Recorded: Fri. October 12, 2007
Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Television
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Freedom, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Regulation and Deregulation

Robert Higgs Discusses Crisis and Leviathan
Posted: Mon. March 31, 2014

Robert Higgs discusses his book 'Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government' at the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Recorded: Fri. March 28, 2014
Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Television
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Government Waste/Pork, History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy

Ivan Eland on Arise TV
Posted: Wed. March 26, 2014

Ivan Eland, Director of the Independent Institute Center on Peace and Liberty, discusses new US sanctions on Russia in response to the ongoing Crimea situation.

Recorded: Thu. March 20, 2014
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Democracy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Government Power, Political Ideology and Philosophy

Ivan Eland on Financial Survival Network
Posted: Mon. March 24, 2014

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on the Financial Survival Network radio program. Eland discusses the US foreign policy and its hypocrisy in dealing with countries such as Russia, which is annexing Crimea.

Recorded: Thu. March 20, 2014
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Radio
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics