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Ivan Eland on Empire and Terrorism
Recorded: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ivan Eland in an interview with the Orange County Register discusses how American involvement overseas is a contributing factor to attacks on U.S. targets.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy

       
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Emily Skarbek on U.S. Government Policies and Unemployment
Recorded: Monday, January 17, 2011

Emily Skarbek on International PressTV discusses how poor U.S. government policies create or exacerbate unemployment.

Experts: Emily C. Skarbek
Type: Television
Issues: Economic Policy, Labor and Employment

       
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Emily Skarbek on Rejection of Goolsbee Claim
Recorded: Friday, January 14, 2011

Emily Skarbek on International PressTV explains why the failure of the U.S. government in raising the debt ceiling is not "catastrophic" as President Barack Obama's chief economic advisor Austan Goolsbee claims.

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

       
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Richard Vedder on the National Debt Crisis
Recorded: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Richard Vedder on PressTV explains why the U.S. government has done little to reduce a national debt that is approaching its current ceiling of $14.3 trillion.

Experts: Richard K. Vedder
Type: Television
Issues: Fiscal Policy/Debt

       
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Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society
Recorded: Wednesday, September 29, 2004

September 29, 2004

Oakland, CA

What is fundamentally wrong with government today? Since 2001, despite low inflation, federal spending has increased by a massive 28.8%, creating the largest deficits in U.S. history and the highest rate of government growth since the "guns-and-butter" presidencies of Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson. At the same time, federal agencies have been given new powers to secretly search anyone's property and intercept phone, Internet, and other communications, as well as inspect health and financial records. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, economist and historian Robert Higgs alone predicted this explosion of government power, as politicians have again taken full advantage of a frightened American public.

At this special Independent Policy Forum based on his new book, Against Leviathan, Dr. Higgs will present an unflinchingly critical analysis of the abuse of government power, including pork, the welfare state, protectionism, trampling on the Bill of Rights, and governmental responses to a continuing stream of "crises," including foreign wars, both hot and cold. Dr. Higgs combines an economist's analytical scrutiny, an historian's respect for the facts, and a refusal to accept the standard excuses and cruelties of government officialdom.

Robert Higgs

Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute and Editor of the Institute's quarterly journal, The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy

Author, Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society

David J. Theroux

Founder and President, The Independent Institute

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Democracy, History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics

       
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Ivan Eland on CNN on Guerrilla Warfare
Recorded: Saturday, September 25, 2004

Ivan Eland shares his views on the United States’ involvement in guerrilla warfare in Iraq.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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Ivan Eland on Russian Terrorism Policies with Lou Dobbs
Recorded: Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Ivan Eland discusses the Russian school siege and Vladimir Putin’s policies for addressing terrorist attacks in an interview with Lou Dobbs Tonight on CNN.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Terrorism and National Crises

       
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Ivan Eland on CNN on the Terror-Alert System
Recorded: Friday, August 6, 2004

Ivan Eland points out the ineffectiveness of the Department of Homeland Security's terror-alert system in an interview with Lou Dobbs Tonight.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Terrorism and National Crises

       
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