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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 Discusses Government Shutdown on Stossel
Recorded: Thursday, October 3, 2013

Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell discusses the partial Government shutdown on the Fox Business Channel’s “Stossel” show.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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John Goodman on the Costs of Obamacare
Recorded: Thursday, May 30, 2013

Research Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, on CNBC's "The Kudlow Report" discussing Obamacare's promised cost savings and the reality that millions will pay more for health insurance.

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

       
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The Challenge of Liberty Summer Seminar is Back—Will You Be There?
Recorded: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Anthony Gregory, Research Fellow, Student Programs Director, and author of The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the King’s Prerogative to the War on Terror, gives a behind the scenes look at the exciting opportunities available to students at The Challenge of Liberty Seminar this summer.

Experts: Anthony Gregory
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Education, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Free Market Economics, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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‪Vern McKinley on the Dysfunctional Banking System‬
Recorded: Monday, February 6, 2012

Research Fellow Vern McKinley interviewed on MSNBC’s “The Dylan Ratigan Show” on the failure of Federal Regulators and the dysfunctional Mortgage/Banking system from the perspective of his new book, Financing Failure: A Century of Bailouts.

Experts: Vern P. McKinley
Type: Television
Issues: Banking and Finance, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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Benjamin Powell on Federal Youth Summer Jobs Funding & Consumer Banking Problems
Recorded: Thursday, January 5, 2012

Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell on Freedom Watch discusses Federal youth summer jobs funding and consumer banking problems.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Banking and Finance, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Urban Issues

       
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Benjamin Powell on the ‬Payroll Tax Cut and Salt Regulation by the FDA
Recorded: Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Benjamin Powell engages with Judge Napolitano on Fox Business Network’s Freedom Watch about the payroll tax cut and the FDA regulation of salt.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Agriculture, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Regulation and Deregulation, Social Security, Taxes

       
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