Senior Fellow Robert Higgs is interviewed here by Scott Horton on Antiwar.com Radio, warning those who long for total governmental and economic collapse to be careful what they wish for. Higgs also explains why federal spending cannot continue at the current record levels without a failure of the bond market. He further compares the military and economic over-extension of the Soviet Union prior to its collapse to the United States as a warning against rampant spending by the government.
In 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling on the Second Amendments individual right to keep and bear arms in Heller v. District of Columbia. Now the question remains whether this right must be recognized by the States and their political subdivisions.
Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs debates James Galbraith (Professor of Economics, University of Texas; son of infamous, liberal, Keynesian economist John Kenneth Galbraith) on Antiwar Radio regarding the folly of government bailouts for insolvent banks, creation of the Glass-Steagall Act as a means to prevent FDIC insured banks from taking excessive risks, benefits and detriments of public and private regulation and oversight, problems of regulatory capture and revolving door politics, divergent opinions on the causes of the Great Depression and efficacy of the New Deal and the arguments for and against government spending on public infrastructure.
Originally aired on 3/26/10 on Russia Todays The Alyona Show. Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, discusses why organizations such as FARC are labeled as terrorist by the U.S. government.
Originally aired on 1/5/10 on CTV. Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, expresses concern over the new TSA airport security measures and their impact on both civil liberties and the airline industry.
Originally aired on 1/4/10 on CTV. Charles Peña, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, discusses the effectiveness of new TSA regulations. He stresses the importance of respecting rights and encouraging personal responsibility in air travelers.