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Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell is Interviewed on American Medicine Today Radio on Drug Approvals and the FDA
Recorded: Saturday, December 12, 2015
What is the cost of the long approval process for potentially life-saving drugs by the FDA? The approval process can take up to 12 years and cost $1 billion. But there are other costs. Patients arent able to take drugs that arent approved and they might die or become more ill. Another cost is that a potential drug maker might not want to take the financial risk of taking a drug to market. Powell recommends testing drugs but possibly making drugs "FDA recommended", rather than "FDA approved." Whats needed is competition and markets to help patients and entrepreneurs, says Powell.
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Issues: Government Power, Health Care, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Science
Repudiation in Antebellum MississippiAn Interview with Clifford F. Thies
Recorded: Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Clifford F. Thies, author of The Independent Review article Repudiation in Antebellum Mississippi, is interviewed on National Public Radios All Things Considered about the state of Mississippi defaulting on its loans in the 1840s. Other states defaulted on loans during this period, but most reconciled with debtors, but not Mississippi. Mississippi repudiated its debts, refusing to pay them.
Experts: Clifford F. Thies
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt, History (U.S)
Childhood Poverty, Government Failures, and the Need for Economic Liberty
Recorded: Thursday, April 30, 2015
Senior Vice President Mary Theroux is interviewed on radio station KOGO in San Diego to talk about the latest on California's Maximum Family Grant rule for families on welfare. She discusses the underlying reasons why children are born into poverty and the difficulty of breaking the cycle of poverty.
Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Culture/ Society, Economic Policy, Education, Family, Labor and Employment, Politics, Privatization, Race Issues, Regulation and Deregulation, Urban Issues, Welfare, Womens Issues
Are Liberals at Fault for the Breakup of the Family?
Recorded: Friday, March 27, 2015
Senior Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis and A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, joins radio host Larry Kudlow to talk about the costs society is bearing for the breakup of traditional families. Goodman talks about how the welfare state subsidizes and enables and even rewards single parent families.
Experts: John C. Goodman, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Lawrence A. Kudlow
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Culture/ Society, Free Market Economics, Government Waste/Pork, Health Care, Labor and Employment, Privatization, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Welfare, Womens Issues
Mary L.G. Theroux on KPCC on Repeal of the "Maximum Family Grant" Welfare Rule
Recorded: Monday, February 23, 2015
Independent Institute Senior Vice President Mary L. G. Theroux was a guest on KPCC radio to discuss California's effort to repeal the "maximum family grant" rule for welfare recipients with children. Families that have more children while on welfare do not receive an increase in their grant. This could be reversed by a new law proposed by Calif. State Senator Holly Mitchell, who was also a guest on the show.
Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Crime, Culture/ Society, Education, Family, Labor and Employment, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Taxes, Welfare, Womens Issues
John C. Goodman: Obamacare Individual Mandate Penalty
Recorded: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Independent Institute Senior Fellow John C. Goodman, author of "Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis" was interviewed on World News Radio to comment on the average person's penalty for not having health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Experts: John C. Goodman
Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic Policy, Health Care, Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Public Health/ Consumer Protection
Robert Higgs Discusses Effects of WWI on the Tom Woods Show
Recorded: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sr. Fellow Robert Higgs appeared on the Tom Woods radio show. Higgs discusses the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I and its devastating effects on people and government.
Experts: Robert Higgs
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, History (International), History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy
Ivan Eland Discusses Iraq History on Bob Zadek Show
Recorded: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland joins radio host Bob Zadek for a discussion on the history of Iraq and how Eland's book Partitioning for Peace outlines strategies for a peaceful, and partitioned, Iraq.
Experts: Ivan Eland
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Economic Policy, Freedom, Government Power, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy