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Mary L.G. Theroux Testifies on California's Maximum Family Grant for Welfare Recipients
Recorded: Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sacramento, CA

Independent Institute Sr. Vice President Mary Theroux testified in front of the California Senate Subcommittee at the request of state Senator Jeff Stone. The witnesses spoke about California's Maximum Family Grant rule for families on welfare. The rule caps grants and does not increase grant money to mothers on welfare when they have more children. Mary testified about the causes of poverty and of other options for poor families. She introduced ideas for helping the poor through private resources and organizations, instead of government agencies where families often find themselves in a circle of poverty.

Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Type: Television
Issues: Culture/ Society, Family, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Welfare, Women’s Issues

       
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Developing the Developed World
Entrepreneurship, Liberty, and the Future

Recorded: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In his #1 New York Times bestselling book, Zero to One, Peter Thiel presents his often contrarian ideas about competition, progress, technology, and finding value in unexpected places—to build a future that we have yet to dream, but that may someday become reality. In “Developing the Developed World” he brings these ideas to life, including his insights on how to create true innovations in “the world of atoms”—not just “digits and bits”—and how to foster a peaceful, prosperous and freer future marked by globalization in a world of limited resources.

Peter Thiel is Founder and Managing Member of Clarium Capital Management, LLC; Co-Founder of Paypal, Palantir Technologies, Mithril Capital Management, and Valar Ventures; Managing Partner of Founders Fund; and past President of Thiel Capital International and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Confinity, Inc. He has been a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, and he is the author of the books:

Zero to One: Notes on Startups, Or How to Build the Future (with Blake Masters)

The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and Political Intolerance on Campus (with David O. Sacks)

He co-founded PayPal in 1998, led it as CEO, and in 2002 sold it to eBay and founded Clarium Capital Management, a global macro fund. In 2004 he made the first outside investment in Facebook, where he serves as a director. The same year he co-founded Palantir Technologies, a software company that harnesses computers to empower human analysts in fields like security and global finance. He has provided early funding for LinkedIn, Yelp, RoboteX, Spotify, and dozens of successful technology startups. He is a co-founder and partner at Founders Fund, a venture capital firm that has funded companies like SpaceX and Airbnb. And in 2012 he co-founded Mithril Capital Management, an international technology investment fund.

Mr. Thiel started the Thiel Fellowship, which ignited a national debate by encouraging young people to put learning before schooling, and he leads the Thiel Foundation, which works to advance technological progress and long-term thinking about the future. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University, where he received an A.B. in philosophy and a J.D. from the Stanford University School of Law. He further co-produced the film, "Thank You for Smoking," he was rated a master by the United States Chess Federation, and he received the Innovation Award from "The Economist" in 2010.

Experts: Peter A. Thiel
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Corporate Welfare, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Energy, Free Market Economics, Freedom, Government Power, Health Care, History (U.S), Labor and Employment, Law Enforcement, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Privatization, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Science, Technology, Trade

       
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Peter Thiel | Developing the Developed World
Entrepreneurship, Liberty, and the Future

Recorded: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Entrepreneur and Author Peter A. Thiel spoke at a luncheon sponsored by the Independent Institute on January 27, 2015. He shared insights from his new book Zero to One on how to create true innovations in “the world of atoms”—not just “digits and bits”—and how to foster a peaceful, prosperous and freer future marked by globalization in a world of limited resources.

Experts: Peter A. Thiel
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Corporate Welfare, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Education, Energy, Free Market Economics, Freedom, Government Power, Government Secrecy, Health Care, History (U.S), Labor and Employment, Law Enforcement, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Privacy, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Science, Technology, Transportation

       
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Stephen P. Halbrook: What Does "Well-Regulated Militia" Mean?
Recorded: Thursday, October 16, 2014 – Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 16, 2014

In this appearance on Stossel (Fox Business Network), Stephen P. Halbrook, author of "Gun Control in the Third Reich," responds to gun control advocates with historical precedent.

Halbrooks' book "Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and “Enemies of the State” is available now.

Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Type: Television
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Crime, Culture/ Society, Freedom, Government Power, Gun Control, History (U.S), Law Enforcement, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation

       
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Benjamin Powell: Are Sweatshops Good?
Recorded: Monday, April 21, 2014

Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell discusses sweatshops and the global economy on the Fox Business Network "The Independents."

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Business, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Corporate Welfare, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (International), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Trade

       
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John Goodman on Fox News Network’s Your World with Neil Cavuto
Recorded: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, appeared on Fox News Network’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto” to discuss the latest Obamacare rollout problems.

Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Television
Issues: Culture/ Society, Health Care, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation

       
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Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman Testifies in Congressional Hearing
Recorded: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding risk corridors—the Obamacare program that provides a bailout for insurance companies when premiums don’t cover costs. Goodman says insurers will run away from the sick and insure the healthy, in what he calls "A race to the bottom."

Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Television
Issues: Free Market Economics, Health Care, Politics, Public Health/ Consumer Protection

       
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Is ObamaCare Doomed In Its Current Form?
Recorded: Monday, January 27, 2014

Sr. Fellow and author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, John C. Goodman, appeared on the Lou Dobbs Tonight show on Fox Business News network. Goodman discusses the reasons why Obamacare in its current form, is on a so-called "Death Spiral" and must be replaced with a free market system that eliminates a mandate to purchase insurance.

Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Television
Issues: Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Health Care, Public Health/ Consumer Protection

       
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