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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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Robert Higgs Interview on Growth of Big Brother
Recorded: Friday, July 9, 2010

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Senior Fellow Robert Higgs talks about his book, Neither Liberty nor Safety: Fear, Ideology, and the Growth of Government, on The Holistic Survival Show with Jason Hartman. Higgs sheds light on the history of institutionalized violence implemented by a bloated federal state, caused by a misguided faith in larger government to ensure a “freedom from fear”. The “Necessary and Proper Clause”? “People have been trying to loosen the bounds of the Constitution virtually from the time it was ratified to the present”, Higgs cautions.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Radio
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Government Power, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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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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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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Robert Higgs on Obama’s Spending Spree
Recorded: Monday, October 26, 2009

Originally aired on 10/26/09 on FoxNews.com’s “Freedom Watch.” Robert Higgs, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, examines why government spending can’t pull the U.S. out of economic recession.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Television
Issues: Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Government Waste/Pork, Taxes

       
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What President Obama Should Learn from His Predecessors
Recorded: Tuesday, April 7, 2009

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Amid the current economic and financial crises, President Obama may do well to remember the men who have come before him.

Experts: Ivan Eland, Andrew R. Rutten
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Culture/ Society, Defense and Foreign Policy, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Freedom, Government Power, History (U.S), Nationalism, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Race Issues, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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