Benjamin Powell, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, speaks to Neil Cavuto on Fox News Channel about the wealthy class are continuing to spend at the precrisis spending levels despite the rising costs of food and gas.
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.
From fingerprinting to criminal sentencing, from lawyer licensing to judicial selection, and from eminent domain to wealth transfers via class-action lawsuits, how do perverse incentives impact the law and what reforms would create a more just and efficient legal system?
Independent Institute Research Fellow Edward Lopéz, Associate Professor of Law and Economics at San Jose State University and editor of the new Institute book The Pursuit of Justice, talks with Institute President David Theroux about the faulty incentives at the heart of government legal failures and whether market-based alternatives can provide viable solutions to the serious problems caused by the bureaucratization and politicization of the law.
Dr. Emily Skarbek, Director of the Government Cost Calculator was interviewed on the nationally syndicated radio program, The Jason Lewis Show (Premiere Radio Networks). In the program, Dr. Skarbek uses MyGovCost.org to explain the specific effects of rampant government spending on the personal situation for any individual in America.