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“South China Sea Military Escalation” Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on KPFA radio
Posted: Tue. July 28, 2020, 11:44am PT

In response to China’s military exercises in the South China Sea, the US is sending aircraft carriers to China’s sphere of influence. China is claiming the South China as theirs and has fortified the area with weapons. The Philippines and Vietnam and other countries are protesting China’s actions and China’s claim to 90% of the South China Sea. Eland says the US has the most dominant navy is world history and is encroaching on “China's neighborhood.”

Recorded: Sat. July 25, 2020
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Radio

“Margaret Sanger’s History of Eugenics” Research Fellow Thomas Cargill appears on Freedom Works Radio
Posted: Tue. July 28, 2020, 10:49am PT

Research Fellow Thomas Cargill, author of The Independent Review article “Eugenics in High School History: Failure to Confront the Past ” appears on Freedom Works Radio. Cargill discusses the origins of the eugenics movement, and "scientific racism" in America and its influence on the Third Reich in Germany in the 1930's. Cargill's research shows that high school students are not taught the history of Margaret Sanger and her racist policies and practices.

Recorded: Tue. July 28, 2020
Experts: Thomas F. Cargill
Type: Radio

Where Is This Economy Going? COVID-19 Fallout and Beyond | Robert P. Murphy and Graham H. Walker
Posted: Fri. July 24, 2020, 2:16pm PT

Research Fellow Robert P. Murphy, author of the Independent book, "Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise and Human Action," and Independent Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker discuss the policy directions needed to counteract the economic undertow of COVID-19. Dr. Murphy explores the impact of the backdrop business cycle for economic recovery, and examines the risks associated with unsustainable interest rates and unprecedented amounts of monetary inflation and debt issuance undertaken by the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank.

Recorded: Fri. July 17, 2020
Experts: Robert P. Murphy, Graham H. Walker
Type: Independent Institute TV

Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise appears on WIND Radio’s The Dan Proft Show
Posted: Wed. July 22, 2020, 5:09pm PT

With enrollments shrinking, colleges may close, says Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise. He appears on WIND Radio's The Dan Proft Show to talk about colleges competing for a diminishing number of students which means some schools are in danger of closing permanently. Vedder explains how colleges are responding to this impending loss of customers.

Recorded: Wed. July 22, 2020
Experts: Richard K. Vedder
Type: Radio

Better than Common Core: Florida’s K-12 Standards Raise the Bar | Williamson Evers & Graham Walker
Posted: Thu. July 16, 2020, 8:09pm PT

“Better than Common Core: Florida’s New K-12 Standards Raise the Bar,” by Ze'ev Wurman, David M. Steiner, Ashley Rogers Berner and R. James Milgram

Recorded: Thu. July 9, 2020
Experts: Williamson M. Evers, Graham H. Walker
Type: Independent Institute TV

COVID-19 and K-12 Education: What Students and Parents Can Expect | Williamson M. Evers
Posted: Tue. July 7, 2020, 10:45am PT

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Dr. Williamson M. Evers addresses the June 24, 2020, meeting of the Laguna Niguel Republican Women Federated of California about the serious problems in California's public schools in the midst of the COVID-19.

Recorded: Wed. June 24, 2020
Experts: Williamson M. Evers
Type: Independent Institute TV

SCOTUS Is Not the Place for Social Activism | William J. Watkins, Jr. and Graham H. Walker
Posted: Tue. July 7, 2020, 11:08pm PT

Once again, the U.S. Supreme Court has strayed from its constitutional authority in declaring what preexisting law is to actually making law itself.

Recorded: Fri. June 26, 2020
Experts: Graham H. Walker, William J. Watkins Jr.
Type: Independent Institute TV

“AB5—The CA ‘Gig’ Law’s Status” Sr. Fellow Bill Evers appears on the Phil Cowan show on AM1380 KTKZ in Sacramento
Posted: Fri. June 26, 2020, 11:32am PT

Sr. Fellow Bill Evers, director of Independent Institute's Open Letter to Suspend AB5, talks with guest host Katy Grimes about the latest news on California's AB5. The law took effect during the pandemic and requires freelance "gig" workers to become employees of companies instead of remaining independent contractors. Various exemptions have been granted but Uber and Lyft drivers and other delivery drivers will be forced to give up their independence when determining where and when they work. With unemployment soaring during the pandemic, drivers are needed more than ever to fill essential tasks while people shelter in place. Evers discusses other occupations affected by the law, as well as a ballot initiatives and lawsuits which seek to undue AB5 and challenge its constitutionality.

Recorded: Fri. June 26, 2020
Experts: Williamson M. Evers
Type: Radio