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Posted: Wed. December 21, 2011

Benjamin Powell engages with Tracy Byrnes on Fox Business Network’s Freedom Watch on Government consumer safety videos and the enforcement of media piracy laws.

Posted: Fri. December 16, 2011

Fill-in host Tom Woods on the Peter Schiff Radio Show interviews Senior Fellow Robert Higgs. They discuss the history of government economic interventions during the Great Depression and World War II and how those lessons apply today. Check out some of Robert Higgs’ books mentioned on the program.

Posted: Thu. December 15, 2011

Vern McKinley, author of Financing Failure: A Century of Bailouts discusses the current fiscal crisis in Europe. Recorded in English and Chinese at SOH Radio.

Posted: Thu. December 15, 2011

Benjamin Powell, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, engages with Judge Napolitano on Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch about expiring unemployment benefits and Congressional insider trading .

Posted: Mon. December 12, 2011

C-FIRE Deputy Director R.J. Lehmann interviews Independent Institute Research Director Alexander T. Tabarrok about his new book, Launching the Innovation Renaissance: A New Path to Bring Smart Ideas to Market Fast.

Posted: Mon. December 5, 2011

Benjamin Powell engages with Judge Napolitano on Fox Business Network’s Freedom Watch about the payroll tax cut and the FDA regulation of salt.

Posted: Tue. November 29, 2011

The American Economic Association (AEA) takes pride in celebrating its founder Richard T. Ely. This pride is strange, given the character of Ely’s thought, which is revealed in The Independent Review article “The Shaping of a Future President’s 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 Ely’s ideas, values, and impact. Thies is the Eldon R. Lindsay Chair of Free Enterprise and Professor of Economics and Finance at Shenandoah University.

Posted: Tue. November 29, 2011

William Shughart interviews Economist Randy T. Simmons, author of Beyond Politics: The Roots of Government Failure.