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Posted: Mon. March 31, 2014

On February 17, 2014 Robert Higgs presented this speech as part of the ongoing Economic Liberty Lecture Series, a joint project of The Future of Freedom Foundation and the George Mason University Economics Society.

Check out Higgs' book Crisis and Leviathan.

Posted: Mon. March 31, 2014

Lecture presented by Robert Higgs at the Lugwig von Mises Institute's annual Austrian Scholars Conference held at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama; March 16-18, 2006. http://mises.org

Check out Higgs' book Crisis and Leviathan.

Posted: Mon. March 31, 2014

Robert Higgs speaks at a Future of Freedom Foundation conference in 1995 on the ratchet effect- the idea that governments tend to grab power during emergencies but do not cede it completely after each crisis abates- and gives his own analysis of what it might take to slow the growth of government in the 21st century.

Check out Higg's book Crisis and Leviathan.

Posted: Mon. March 31, 2014

In this lecture from 1987, Robert Higgs speaks about governments' tendency to bend or suspend individual rights during emergency situations. He reviews the history of this in the United States and questions whether the U.S. Constitution is strong enough to protect private rights in the face of an unending string of national crises.

Check out Higgs' book Crisis and Leviathan.

Posted: Mon. March 31, 2014

Lecture presented by Robert Higgs at the Ludwig von Mises Institute's 25th Anniversary Celebration in New York City; 12-13 October 2007. This celebratory event discusses the legacy of Ludwig von Mises, his students such as Murray Rothbard, and the movement Mises inspired. http://mises.org

Check out Higgs' book Crisis and Leviathan.

Posted: Mon. March 31, 2014

Robert Higgs discusses his book 'Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government' at the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Posted: Wed. March 26, 2014

Ivan Eland, Director of the Independent Institute Center on Peace and Liberty, discusses new US sanctions on Russia in response to the ongoing Crimea situation.

Posted: Mon. March 24, 2014

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on the Financial Survival Network radio program. Eland discusses the US foreign policy and its hypocrisy in dealing with countries such as Russia, which is annexing Crimea.