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Are Liberals at Fault for the Breakup of the Family?
Recorded: Friday, March 27, 2015
Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of "Priceless" and "A Better Choice" 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: Culture/ Society, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Welfare, Womens Issues
Mary Theroux on KPCC on Repeal of the "Maximum Family Grant" Welfare Rule
Recorded: Monday, February 23, 2015
Sr. Vice President Mary 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 CA Sen. Holly Mitchell, who is also a guest on the show.
Experts: Mary L. G. Theroux
Issues: Public Health/ Consumer Protection, 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
William F. Shughart Discusses the Import-Export Bank on The Gary Nolan Show
Recorded: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Sr. Fellow William F. Shughart II appeared on The Gary Nolan radio show to discuss the Export-Import bank. In a recent syndicated Op-Ed, Shughart wrote that the Export-Import bank distorts prices and it interferes with the free flow of international commerce.
Experts: William F. Shughart II
Issues: Banking and Finance, Business, Economic Policy, Labor and Employment, Trade
William J. Watkins, Jr. on Patent Trolls
Recorded: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Research Fellow William J. Watkins, Jr. appeared on XMSatellite radios Innovation Navigation show to talk about his new book Patent Trolls: Predatory Litigation and the Smothering of Innovation. The cost of patent trolls is staggering, both in terms of lost work and in court costs and attorney fees. The outmoded patent system in the US is discussed, including proposals for reforming the patent system.
Experts: William J. Watkins Jr.
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Business, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Litigation, Regulation and Deregulation, Science, Technology
Stephen P. Halbrook on Gun Talk Radio
Recorded: Sunday, May 18, 2014
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, appeared on Gun Talk Radio with Tom Gresham. Halbrook talks about the Second Amendment and the traditions of liberty and limited government.
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Issues: Constitutional Law, Culture/ Society, Gun Control, History (International), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Public Health/ Consumer Protection
Benjamin Powell on Sweatshops as Means to Escape Poverty
Recorded: Sunday, May 11, 2014
Sr. Fellow Benjamin Powell discusses the unintended consequences of anti-sweatshop activism and the real recipe for escaping poverty: economic freedom.
Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Issues: Business, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (International), Economic Policy, Labor and Employment
Bruce Benson on the Tom Woods Radio Show
Recorded: Friday, April 25, 2014
Sr. Fellow Bruce Benson, author of The Enterprise of Law appeared on the Tom Woods radio show to speak about the increasing frequency of private police in areas of our society. In an upcoming article in The Independent Review, Benson will update some ideas about private, market-based justice processes and less government police abuse.
Experts: Bruce L. Benson
Issues: Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Culture/ Society, Free Market Economics, Law Enforcement, Politics, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Taxes