David Beckworth, host of "Macro Musings" podcast interviewed Scott Sumner, author of "The Midas Paradox", on the content of this book, what caused the Great Depression, monetary economics among other topics.
Thanks to Mercatus Center at George Mason University for the permission to publish this podcast.
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland is interviewed on the Larry Conners USA radio show on KTRS. Eland says the 50 years of trying to get rid of the Castro brothers has not worked and its time for a different policy. Now that the Cold War is over, says Eland, Cubas future may be democracy, but not all countries would make good democracies. Cuba must open its economy in some way, he says, because the country needs capital.
Walmart has recently closed stores worldwide and part of the reason some stores closed is because of recent raises in minimum wages, above the federal minimum requirements. Abigail R. Hall Blanco speaks about businesses and the profit margins they have and the effects of higher wage costs imposed on them.
KGO Radio, March 22, 2016
Presidential candidates have said there must be major changes to the Social Security program, which is on a path to bankruptcy. Research Fellow Craig Eyermann talks about the complex system and the factors that determine how sustainable the system is.
KGO Radio, March 21, 2016
Aired on March 11, 2016, television personality John Stossel (Host of Stossel on Fox Business) presented the ten worst political promises from the US candidates like Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Ted Cruz among others. Benjamin Powell, Research Fellow of Independent Institute was invited to analyze these promises.
Research Fellow Abigail R. Hall Blanco is interviewed on the Larry Conners USA radio program about the effects of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which was enacted in 2012 and championed by First Lady Michelle Obama. Despite its noble goals and good intentions, the lunch program is creating a black market for food that students actually will eat. Studies also show the perverse effects of the program: cutting staff at lunchrooms in schools, layoffs, and deferred hiring. The new rules are prompting kids to throw away more food, among other unintended consequences of the federally mandated school lunch program.
March 9, 2016
Robert P. Murphy at the International Students for Liberty Conference 2016
Robert P. Murphy is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, Research Assistant Professor at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University, President of Consulting by RPM, Senior Economist at the Institute for Energy Research, and Associated Scholar with the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
He is the author of the book "Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action". To buy the book follow link.
Stephen P. Halbrook at the International Students for Liberty Conference 2016
Stephen P. Halbrook is Research Fellow at the Independent Institute. He has taught legal and political philosophy at George Mason University, Howard University, and Tuskegee Institute, and he received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and Ph.D. in social philosophy from Florida State University.
He is the author of the book "Gun Control in the Third Reich". To buy the book follow this link.