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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.

Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
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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Smart Growth
Recorded: Friday, March 21, 2014

Senior Fellow Lawrence J. McQuillan exposes Government misappropriation of gas tax revenue to fund "smart growth" urban development programs.

Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Agriculture, Bureaucracy and Government, Economic Policy, Environment, Government Waste/Pork, Land Use, Regulation and Deregulation, Urban Issues

       
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Robert Higgs Presentation at Economic Liberty Lecture Series
Recorded: Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Television
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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Benjamin Powell Discusses the Business of Charity on Stossel
Recorded: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell discusses the “Business of Charity” with host John Stossel of Fox Business Channel’s Stossel.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Business, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.)

       
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Álvaro Vargas Llosa on Immigration and Globalization
Recorded: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

International political commentator and Independent Institute Fellow, Álvaro Vargas Llosa, discussed his book Global Crossings at the Dole Institute of Politics.

Experts: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Type: Television
Issues: Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Immigration, Latin America, Political Ideology and Philosophy

       
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Ben Powell Speaks on the Gold Standard on Stossel at FreedomFest
Recorded: Thursday, July 18, 2013

Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell appears on the Fox Business Channel’s “Stossel” show, recorded in Las Vegas, during FreedomFest. Powell discusses the valuation of US currency, the economic constant of greed, and the gold standard among other topics.

Experts: Benjamin W. Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Trade

       
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Padilla: Public Choice
Recorded: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Alexandré Padilla lectures on what this exciting branch of economics teaches us about the motivations behind political actors. Talk given on June 18, 2013 in Colorado Springs, CO.

Experts: Alexandre Padilla
Type: Television
Issues: Business, Economic History and Development (International), Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, Free Market Economics

       
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