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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
Stephen P. Halbrook on the Tom Woods Radio Show to Discuss Gun Control
Recorded: Monday, March 23, 2015
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, talks with radio host Tom Woods about the events in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s that led to the disarming of Jews and other so-called "Enemies of the State" beginning with gun registration policies of the Weimar Republic, to the Nazis use of that information to disarm and eliminate any opposition.
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Constitutional Law, Crime, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Culture/ Society, Freedom, Government Power, Gun Control, History (International), Law Enforcement, Nationalism, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Privatization, Religion, Terrorism and National Crises
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
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
Anthony Gregory Discusses Habeas Corpus on the Ernie Brown Show
Recorded: Thursday, May 2, 2013
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Anthony Gregory, Research Fellow and author of The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the Kings Prerogative to the War on Terror, appeared on America's Radio News Network on Thursday, May 2 with host Ernie Brown. They talk about Anthony's new book, the history of the writ of Habeas Corpus, and how it is still relevant today.
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Law Enforcement, Terrorism and National Crises
Clifford Thies on the American Economic Association and Richard T. Ely
Recorded: Monday, November 28, 2011
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The American Economic Association (AEA) takes pride in celebrating its founder Richard T. Ely. This pride is strange, given the character of Elys thought, which is revealed in The Independent Review article The Shaping of a Future Presidents Economic Thought: Richard T. Ely and Woodrow Wilson at The Hopkins by Gary M. Pecquet and Clifford F. Thies, as well as the Econ Journal Watch article Richard T. Ely: The Confederate Flag of the AEA? by Clifford F. Thies and Ryan Daza. In this podcast, Thies is interviewed by the economist Lawrence H. White and explores Elys ideas, values, and impact. Thies is the Eldon R. Lindsay Chair of Free Enterprise and Professor of Economics and Finance at Shenandoah University.
Experts: Clifford F. Thies, Lawrence H. White
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Collectivism, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Economists, Government Power, Immigration, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Race Issues, Regulation and Deregulation, Religion, Science, Welfare
Randal Rucker Discuses the Resilience of Private Beekeeping on the John Batchelor Show
Recorded: Thursday, June 30, 2011
Research Fellow Randal Rucker (co-author of Plowshares and Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture) appeared on the John Batchelor Show to discuss the resilience of honeybees through private beekeeping in the face of colony collapse disorder.
Experts: Randal R. Rucker
Issues: Business, Environment, Labor and Employment, Science
Edward López with David Theroux on the New Book, The Pursuit of Justice
Recorded: Thursday, December 9, 2010
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Independent Institute Research Fellow Edward Lopéz, Associate Professor of Law and Economics at San Jose State University and editor of the new Institute book The Pursuit of Justice, talks with Institute President David Theroux about the faulty incentives at the heart of government legal failures and whether market-based alternatives can provide viable solutions to the serious problems caused by the bureaucratization and politicization of the law.
Experts: Edward J. López, David J. Theroux
Issues: Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Law Enforcement, Privatization