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Eland on CrossTalk: Ukrainian Truce?
Recorded: Friday, June 20, 2014

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on RT television’s “CrossTalk” program, discussing the recent developments in Ukraine. With a new president, will Ukraine now fall under the influence of the west?

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Defense and Foreign Policy, Government Power, History (International), Politics, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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Chris Coyne: The Role of Institutions
Recorded: Thursday, June 19, 2014

Chris Coyne discusses Institutions, spontaneous order, and the market process. For information on The Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminar, click here.

Experts: Christopher J. Coyne
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Bureaucracy and Government, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Economists, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Free Market Economics, Government Waste/Pork, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Regulation and Deregulation

       
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Chris Coyne: Why Humanitarian Action Fails
Recorded: Thursday, June 19, 2014

Chris Coyne discusses the sometimes disastrous unforeseen consequences of poorly-planned humanitarian interventions around the world.

For information on The Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminar, click here.

Experts: Christopher J. Coyne
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, Privatization, Regulation and Deregulation, Terrorism and National Crises, Trade

       
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Chris Coyne: Exporting Democracy
Recorded: Thursday, June 19, 2014

Chris Coyne addresses the issues related to spreading democracy around the world.

For information on The Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminar, click here.


Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Economic History and Development (International), Free Market Economics, Freedom, Government Waste/Pork, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Privatization, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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William J. Watkins, Jr. on Patent Trolls
Recorded: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr. appeared on XMSatellite radio’s “Innovation Navigation” show to talk about his new book Patent Trolls: Predatory Litigation and the Smothering of Innovation. The cost of patent trolls is staggering, both in terms of lost work and in court costs and attorney fees. The outmoded patent system in the US is discussed, including proposals for reforming the patent system.

Experts: William J. Watkins Jr.
Type: Radio
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Business, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Litigation, Regulation and Deregulation, Science, Technology

       
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Robert Higgs: The Welfare State
Recorded: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Robert Higgs discusses the rise of the welfare state in the United States. For information on The Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminar, click here.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Corporate Welfare, Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Government Power, Government Waste/Pork, History (U.S), Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Regulation and Deregulation, Social Security, Welfare

       
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Dr. Lawrence J. McQuillan: California’s Public Pension Crisis
Recorded: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

On June 17, 2014, Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan spoke at an event for supporters of the Independent Institute. Dr. McQuillan spoke about California’s state pension system, a topic he writes about frequently, including in his forthcoming book “California Dreamin’: Resolving the Public Pension Crisis.”

First he defines the types of pension programs for state employees, he outlined how funding for the programs is not sustainable for the promises made to pension recipients. The state admits to an unfunded liability of $140 billion, but McQuillan says that is actually an underestimate. According to most economists, the true amount of the unfunded liability is $430 billion.

How did this happen? McQuillan explains and offers six solutions to keep the pension systems solvent.

Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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Ivan Eland on the Future of Ukraine
Recorded: Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on CCTV to talk about the future of Ukraine. As Kiev residents attack the Russian Embassy, the future of Ukraine is uncertain.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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