On the day before Great Britain votes whether or not to exit the European Union, Sr. Fellow Benjamin Powell appears on the Fox Business Network to talk about the regulations that face businesses in Great Britain and the European Union. Powell discusses the ramifications of the so-called "Brexit."
Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of Americas Children was a guest on the nationally syndicated Bill Martinez Live radio program to talk about the ideas in her new book. The federal government should not determine how millions of children across the country are educated, says Alger. Private parental choice scholarship programs are getting better results at a fraction of the cost of the US Department of Education's budget. Voucher scholarships and Educational Savings Accounts let parents choose alternatives to their failing public schools.
Research Fellow Robert P. Murphy, author of Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action was a guest on the Marc Cox radio to talk about the effects of the "Brexit" vote in Great Britain, on the day after voters elected to leave the European Union. Separating politics from the economy, Murphy says businesses in Great Britain are still able to conduct business on the European continent, but they don't have to share the same socialist political beliefs of the EU leadership.
George Gilder, a founding member of the Board of Advisors for the Independent Institute, discussed his latest book The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does on June 7, 2016.
Can the American jobs machine ever be restarted? Can parents once again have confidence that their children will enjoy a standard of living higher than their own? Yes! The secret to putting the U.S. back on the path to widespread prosperity, according to Gilder, is to eliminate the economic booms and busts that have crushed the middle class and working people alike.
Monetary policy mistakes by President Franklin Roosevelt and New Deal legislation led to instability in the economy. Sumner talks about the lessons learned from the 1930s that are relevant in todays markets and how they relate to more recent economic fluctuations.
Independent Institute Sr. Vice President Mary Theroux was interviewed on KSRO radio in Santa Rosa, California about the state's repeal of the so-called maximum family grant policy which prohibits people from receiving increased welfare income if they have more children while receiving public assistance. Theroux argues that the cycle of poverty is reinforced due to limiting entrepreneurship and by creating barriers to job training for low-income Californians. Instead of the state throwing money at the problem, a culture shift is needed to help welfare recipients make better decisions which include business and job opportunities.