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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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Emily Skarbek at Tax Day Tea Party Rally
Recorded: Thursday, April 15, 2010

Originally aired on 4/15/10 on ABC 7 News. Independent Institute Research Fellow Emily Skarbek spoke on free markets and individual liberty at the second annual Tax Day Tea Party rally in San Jose, California.

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

       
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Robert Higgs on Government Obstruction of Liberty
Recorded: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Originally aired on 4/14/10 on FoxNews.com’s “Freedom Watch.” Robert Higgs discusses the extent to which the federal governments policies inhibit freedom.

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

       
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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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Emily Skarbek on MyGovCost.org
Recorded: Sunday, March 21, 2010

Originally aired 3/21/11 on PJTV “Front Page with Allen Barton.” Emily Skarbek, Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute, explains the features in MyGovCost.org and what it can tell you about federal debt, deficits and government spending.

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

       
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Robert Higgs on the Decline in Investment Spending
Recorded: Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Originally aired on 3/10/10 on FoxNews.com’s “Freedom Watch.” Robert Higgs, explains why private investment, not government spending, is the key to economic recovery.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Television
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Taxes

       
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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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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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