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Robert Whaples, Editor of Pope Francis and the Caring Society Appears on Radio Maria
Posted: Mon. September 18, 2017, 9:20am PT

Research Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of the Independent Institute book Pope Francis and the Caring Society shares his thoughts on the world's most influential environmentalist, Pope Francis. The book is an answer to the Pope's call for a dialogue on the environment, economics and charity. Whaples speaks about capitalism being able to help lift people out of poverty and help clean up the environment because of the incentives of wealth creation. Protecting and securing property rights is a method to preserve and protect the environment because humans will nurture things they personally own. Whaples also gives examples of philanthropists in the United States have helped many worthwhile causes as a direct result of capitalism.

Recorded: Thu. September 14, 2017
Experts: Robert M. Whaples
Type: Radio
Issues: Environment, Religion

Independent Institute: A Gala for the Future of Liberty 2017
Posted: Wed. September 6, 2017, 9:18am PT

Join with us for an elegant Gala to celebrate the Independent Institute’s 30th Anniversary! In 1986, Independent began its tradition of boldly advancing the timeless principles of liberty by combining scholarly rigor with extensive communications and media coverage of the results, engaging new audiences in innovative, enterprising solutions.

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Recorded: Wed. September 6, 2017
Experts: Jonathan H. Adler
Type: Independent Institute Event

A Gala for the Future of Liberty: Vernon L. Smith, Honoree
Posted: Thu. August 31, 2017, 9:47am PT

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Join with us for an elegant Gala to celebrate the Independent Institute’s 30th Anniversary! In 1986, Independent began its tradition of boldly advancing the timeless principles of liberty by combining scholarly rigor with extensive communications and media coverage of the results, engaging new audiences in innovative, enterprising solutions.

At our Gala for the Future of Liberty, we will celebrate our past successes as we look forward by honoring world-renowned, tech-entrepreneur Timothy C. Draper; Nobel Laureate economist Vernon L. Smith; North Korean refugee, defector, and human-rights activist Yeonmi Park; all exemplary champions of liberty, entrepreneurial innovation, and human well-being. P.J. O’Rourke, bestselling author and America’s leading political humorist, will be our master of ceremonies.

Recorded: Thu. August 31, 2017
Experts: Vernon L. Smith
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Free Market Economics

Chinas Great Migration: How the Poor Built a Prosperous Nation | Bradley M. Gardner
Posted: Tue. August 29, 2017, 5:35pm PT

Independent Institute Research Fellow Bradley M. Gardner presents his book China's Great Migration: How the Poor Built a Prosperous Nation book on August 4, 2017 at the Independent Institute.

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Recorded: Fri. August 4, 2017
Experts: Bradley M. Gardner
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Immigration

Trump's Afghanistan Strategy: Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland Appears on Fox Business Network
Posted: Thu. August 24, 2017, 5:04pm PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on Fox Business Network to discuss President's Trump's plan for ending the 16-year war in Afghanistan. The plan includes giving the Pentagon the authority to increase troop levels, reversing his campaign position. Eland discusses the need to limit foreign military engagements saying the war in Afghanistan is lost and the US should bring its troops home.

Recorded: Tue. August 22, 2017
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy

A Gala for the Future of Liberty: Timothy C. Draper, Honoree
Posted: Thu. August 24, 2017, 11:36am PT

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Join with us for an elegant Gala to celebrate the Independent Institute’s 30th Anniversary! In 1986, Independent began its tradition of boldly advancing the timeless principles of liberty by combining scholarly rigor with extensive communications and media coverage of the results, engaging new audiences in innovative, enterprising solutions.

At our Gala for the Future of Liberty, we will celebrate our past successes as we look forward by honoring world-renowned, tech-entrepreneur Timothy C. Draper; Nobel Laureate economist Vernon L. Smith; North Korean refugee, defector, and human-rights activist Yeonmi Park; all exemplary champions of liberty, entrepreneurial innovation, and human well-being. P.J. O’Rourke, bestselling author and America’s leading political humorist, will be our master of ceremonies.

Recorded: Mon. August 7, 2017
Experts: Timothy C. Draper
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Free Market Economics

A Gala for the Future of Liberty: P.J. O'Rourke, Master of Ceremonies
Posted: Thu. August 24, 2017, 11:33am PT

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Join with us for an elegant Gala to celebrate the Independent Institute’s 30th Anniversary! In 1986, Independent began its tradition of boldly advancing the timeless principles of liberty by combining scholarly rigor with extensive communications and media coverage of the results, engaging new audiences in innovative, enterprising solutions.

At our Gala for the Future of Liberty, we will celebrate our past successes as we look forward by honoring world-renowned, tech-entrepreneur Timothy C. Draper; Nobel Laureate economist Vernon L. Smith; North Korean refugee, defector, and human-rights activist Yeonmi Park; all exemplary champions of liberty, entrepreneurial innovation, and human well-being. P.J. O’Rourke, bestselling author and America’s leading political humorist, will be our master of ceremonies.

Recorded: Wed. August 16, 2017
Experts: P. J. O’Rourke
Type: Independent Institute Event

A Gala for the Future of Liberty: Yeonmi Park, Honoree
Posted: Thu. August 24, 2017, 11:28am PT

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Join with us for an elegant Gala to celebrate the Independent Institute’s 30th Anniversary! In 1986, Independent began its tradition of boldly advancing the timeless principles of liberty by combining scholarly rigor with extensive communications and media coverage of the results, engaging new audiences in innovative, enterprising solutions.

At our Gala for the Future of Liberty, we will celebrate our past successes as we look forward by honoring world-renowned, tech-entrepreneur Timothy C. Draper; Nobel Laureate economist Vernon L. Smith; North Korean refugee, defector, and human-rights activist Yeonmi Park; all exemplary champions of liberty, entrepreneurial innovation, and human well-being. P.J. O’Rourke, bestselling author and America’s leading political humorist, will be our master of ceremonies.

Recorded: Thu. August 3, 2017
Experts: Yeonmi Park
Type: Independent Institute Event