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Dr. Lawrence J. McQuillan: California’s Public Pension Crisis
Recorded: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

On June 17, 2014, Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan spoke at an event for supporters of the Independent Institute. Dr. McQuillan spoke about California’s state pension system, a topic he writes about frequently, including in his forthcoming book “California Dreamin’: Resolving the Public Pension Crisis.”

First he defines the types of pension programs for state employees, he outlined how funding for the programs is not sustainable for the promises made to pension recipients. The state admits to an unfunded liability of $140 billion, but McQuillan says that is actually an underestimate. According to most economists, the true amount of the unfunded liability is $430 billion.

How did this happen? McQuillan explains and offers six solutions to keep the pension systems solvent.


Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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New MyGovCost App Demo!
Recorded: Friday, June 13, 2014

How much Washington’s spending is costing YOU? Enter your age, income, and education level and the calculator shows exactly what you’re paying for national defense, welfare, education, national debt, and more even federal programs, as well as the entire federal budget. Along with the calculator, the free MyGovCost iPhone and iPad mobile application contains blogs, Op-Eds, videos, and news from The Independent Institute and MyGovCost.org.

Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Economists, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Free Market Economics, Government Waste/Pork, Labor and Employment

       
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Benjamin Powell on Stossel
Recorded: Friday, March 7, 2014

Sr. Fellow Benjamin Powell discusses American infrastructure spending and job creation on Stossel.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Economic Policy, Labor and Employment

       
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Ivan Eland on South Africa’s Platinum Workers’ Strike
Recorded: Monday, January 27, 2014

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on Arise TV to discuss the economy in South Africa, which is facing a strike against platinum producers, threatening to plunge the country’s economy into a deeper hole.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Business, Economic History and Development (International), Economic Policy, Labor and Employment

       
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Alvaro Vargas Llosa on CBN News
Recorded: Friday, June 21, 2013

Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa, author of Global Crossings shares his insights on immigration reform on CBN News.

Experts: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Type: Television
Issues: Culture/ Society, Immigration, Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics

       
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Benjamin Powell on‬ Expiring Unemployment Benefits & Congressional Insider Trading
Recorded: Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Benjamin Powell, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, engages with Judge Napolitano on Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch about expiring unemployment benefits and Congressional insider trading .

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Banking and Finance, Economic Policy, Labor and Employment

       
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Emily Skarbek on U.S. Government Policies and Unemployment
Recorded: Monday, January 17, 2011

Emily Skarbek on International PressTV discusses how poor U.S. government policies create or exacerbate unemployment.

Experts: Emily C. Skarbek
Type: Television
Issues: Economic Policy, Labor and Employment

       
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John C. Goodman: Obamacare’s Effect on Jobs
Recorded: Saturday, October 30, 2010

Research Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis discusses with Mike Huckabee the potential job losses as a result of Obamacare.

Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Television
Issues: Health Care, Labor and Employment

       
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