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The Future of Independent | Independent Institute
Posted: Wed. December 13, 2017, 10:09am PT

The mission of the Independent Institute is to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies, grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity.

Recorded: Fri. September 22, 2017
Experts: David J. Theroux
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Education, Free Market Economics

Research Fellow Robert Whaples Appears on the Lars Larson Radio Show
Posted: Wed. December 13, 2017, 10:02am PT

Research Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of Pope Francis and the Caring Society discusses how capitalism and private property can achieve some of the Pope's goals of charity and protecting the environment. The Pope says every action we take is a moral action which includes acts of consumption and acts of production. Creating rather than redistributing wealth can lift others out of poverty is one of the main points in the book, according to Whaples.

Recorded: Wed. December 6, 2017
Experts: Robert M. Whaples
Type: Radio
Issues: Culture/ Society

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, Author of Eleven Presidents on the Lars Larson Radio Show
Posted: Thu. December 7, 2017, 11:44am PT

President Trump has announced the US embassy will move to Jerusalem. Eland discusses the implications of the announcement and what the repercussions might be. The move isn't a complete surprise, as Eland discusses past presidents who have tried to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.

Recorded: Wed. December 6, 2017

Type: Radio
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy

Research Fellow Robert Whaples on "Spirit in the Morning Radio Show"
Posted: Thu. December 7, 2017, 11:36am PT

Research Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of Pope Francis and the Caring Society discusses how capitalism and private property can achieve some of the Pope's goals of charity and protecting the environment. The Pope says every action we take is a moral action which includes acts of consumption and acts of production. Creating rather than redistributing wealth can lift others out of poverty is one of the main points in the book, according to Whaples.

Recorded: Wed. December 6, 2017
Experts: Robert M. Whaples
Type: Radio
Issues: Free Market Economics

Behind the Scenes of China's Great Migration | Bradley M. Gardner
Posted: Wed. November 29, 2017, 9:51am PT

China’s economic surge over the past thirty years is a story of mass migration—the largest migration in human history—as more than 260 million people left the countryside in search of urban jobs. Author Bradley M. Gardner shares what inspired him to write China's Great Migration.

Recorded: Tue. November 21, 2017
Experts: Bradley M. Gardner
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Economic History and Development (International)

An Economic Appraisal of Laudato Si' | Robert M. Whaples
Posted: Wed. November 29, 2017, 9:17am PT

Co-editor and managing director of The Independent Review, Robert M. Whaples presentation at the Napa Institute Conference held in Napa, CA on July 29, 2017.

Recorded: Sat. July 29, 2017
Experts: Robert M. Whaples
Type: Other Event
Issues: Free Market Economics

Is Capitalism a Caring Society? A Dialogue between Economists and Pope Francis | Robert M. Whaples
Posted: Wed. November 29, 2017, 9:15am PT

Co-editor and managing director of The Independent Review, Robert M. Whaples presentation at the Napa Institute Conference held in Napa, CA on July 27, 2017.

Recorded: Thu. July 27, 2017
Experts: Robert M. Whaples
Type: Other Event
Issues: Free Market Economics

Research Fellow Robert Whaples Appears on the Jim Bohannon Radio Show
Posted: Wed. November 29, 2017, 9:28am PT

Research Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of Pope Francis and the Caring Society appears on the nationally syndicated Jim Bohannon radio show. Whaples discusses how Pope Francis' call for a dialogue on the environment, charity, and poverty has been answered by economists and property rights advocates in the book. They discuss ​whether capitalism can ​is​ the best solution for many of the​se​ issues the Pope sees ​in the world today.

Recorded: Tue. November 21, 2017
Experts: Robert M. Whaples
Type: Radio
Issues: Free Market Economics, Politics