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Ivan Eland on Russian Spying Scandal
Posted: Fri. September 16, 2011

Ivan Eland on Russia Today discusses how the arrest of Russian spies could affect ties between Russia and the U.S.

Recorded: Tue. June 29, 2010
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy

Ivan Eland on Increased Military Budget
Posted: Fri. September 16, 2011

Ivan Eland on Russia Today discusses the flaws behind prevailing rationales for the U.S. military's increased budgets.

Recorded: Wed. July 7, 2010
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Fiscal Policy/Debt

Ivan Eland on the 2014 Afghanistan Withdrawal Deadline
Posted: Fri. September 16, 2011

Ivan Eland on Russia Today discusses the flaws in the 2014 U.S. plan to leave Afghanistan citing the Afghan army’s corruption and lack of military readiness to retain stability.

Recorded: Tue. July 20, 2010
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy

Alvaro Vargas Llosa: “Axis Shrugged”—Venezuela, Syria & Iran's Trifecta of Terror
Posted: Fri. September 16, 2011

Alvaro Vargas Llosa discusses Venezuela’s terrorist connections with Syria and Iran with on Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

Recorded: Sun. July 18, 2010
Experts: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Terrorism and National Crises

Ivan Eland on Afghanistan’s Private Security Crackdown
Posted: Fri. September 16, 2011

Ivan Eland on Russia Today discusses the motivations behind Hamid Karzai’s crackdown on private security forces, saying that the intended target is local warlords rather than legitimate security firms.

Recorded: Mon. August 16, 2010
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid

Benjamin Powell on U.S. Pork Barrel Farm Policies
Posted: Fri. September 16, 2011

Benjamin Powell on CNBC discusses the pitfalls of U.S. protection of the farming industry with pork barrel farm policies, and how they hurt both Americans and producers in underdeveloped countries.

Recorded: Fri. August 20, 2010
Experts: Benjamin Powell
Type: Television
Issues: Agriculture, Government Waste/Pork, Trade

Robert Higgs on the U.S. Government’s Ethanol Scam
Posted: Thu. September 15, 2011

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Here is Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs speaking on “Ethanol Subsidies Have Many Bad Consequences,” from the Mises Circle seminar, “Agricultural Subsidies: Down on the D.C. Farm,” held May 14th in Indianapolis.

Recorded: Sat. May 14, 2011
Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Other Event
Issues: Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Government Waste/Pork

The Jason Lewis Show Interviews Emily Skarbek on the Government Cost Calculator
Posted: Thu. September 15, 2011

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Dr. Emily Skarbek, Director of the Government Cost Calculator was interviewed on the nationally syndicated radio program, “The Jason Lewis Show” (Premiere Radio Networks). In the program, Dr. Skarbek uses MyGovCost.org to explain the specific effects of rampant government spending on the personal situation for any individual in America.

Recorded: Wed. September 29, 2010
Experts: Emily C. Skarbek
Type: Radio
Issues: Fiscal Policy/Debt, Taxes