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Robert Higgs Interviewed: The Expanding Pork for Military Pay and Towns
Recorded: Friday, August 27, 2010

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Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs is interviewed by Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio on the widening gap between public and private sector pay, the increasing affluence of military towns compared with others, the disappearance of traditional checks on government power, and the predation and incremental “ratchet effect” of expanding governmental powers that increase “temporarily” during wartime but never really recede.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Government Power, Labor and Employment, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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William Watkins on NPR’s Talk of the Nation Discussing Supreme Court Nominations
Recorded: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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With the hearings on the nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court, Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr., was interviewed on NPR’s Talk of the Nation to discuss how to revise the nomination and selection process of Supreme Court Justices, based on his recent article in the Washington Examiner, “A role for the people in judicial selection.”

Experts: William J. Watkins Jr.
Type: Radio
Issues: Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Litigation, Politics

       
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Robert Higgs on Booms, Busts and Bad Predictions
Recorded: Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Robert Higgs is interviewed here by Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio. They discuss the economic baloney of mainstream economists, the failure of most to understand the potential for mass inflation given the money supply currently sitting around in bank reserves, the reality of the business cycle and the politicians’ and media’s failure to grasp it, and why none of us should make sweeping predictions about how the future will unfold, even if we do understand economics, since human action and the flexibility of markets are impossible to quantify.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Banking and Finance, Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Politics

       
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Ivan Eland on Henry Paulson’s Accusation
Recorded: Monday, February 1, 2010

Originally aired on 2/1/10 on Russia Today. Senior Fellow Ivan Eland comments on former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's allegation that Russia attempted to undermine the American economy shortly before the global recession.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Banking and Finance, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Politics

       
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Charles Peña on Closing U.S. Military Bases
Recorded: Sunday, January 17, 2010

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Originally aired on January 17, 2010 on "Two-Way Street." Charles Peña, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, joins a panel of foreign policy experts to support the discussion topic: The U.S. should close its military bases around the world.

Experts: Charles V. Peña
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Government Waste/Pork, Labor and Employment

       
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Can the U.S. Withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq?
Recorded: Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Civil strife in Iraq continues and instability may only increase after the January elections. U.S. withdrawal has become an acceptable strategy in Washington, but will it be tenable if violence escalates and Iraq unravels again?

Experts: Ivan Eland, Peter Galbraith, Charles V. Peña
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Democracy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Freedom, History (International), Politics, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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Ivan Eland on Anita Dunn’s Resignation
Recorded: Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Originally aired 11/11/09 on Russia Today. Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, discusses the resignation of President Obama’s Communications Director, Anita Dunn.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Free Speech, Politics

       
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Robert Higgs on Hoover’s Great Depression Policies
Recorded: Friday, October 2, 2009

Originally aired on 10/2/09 on Fox News’ “Freedom Watch.” Robert Higgs, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of Crisis and Leviathan, discusses President Hoover’s role in the Great Depression.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Television
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, History (U.S), Labor and Employment

       
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