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Posted: Fri. September 16, 2011

Posted: Fri. September 16, 2011

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

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.

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.

Posted: Thu. September 15, 2011

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.

Posted: Thu. September 15, 2011

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.

Posted: Thu. September 15, 2011

Dr. Emily Skarbek, Director of the Independent Institute’s MyGovCost.org was interviewed on the nationally syndicated, web, radio blog, “Taking Back America”. During the interview, Dr. Skarbek uses MyGovCost.org to explain the specific effects of rampant government spending for any individual in America. Dr. Skarbek illustrates how an individual can find out what their own personal costs imposed by government are, and what they could have earned instead.

Posted: Thu. September 15, 2011

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Robert Higgs is interviewed by Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio on the widening gap between public and private sector pay, the increasing affluence of military towns compared with others, the disappearance of traditional checks on government power, and the predation and incremental “ratchet effect” of expanding governmental powers that increase “temporarily” during wartime but never really recede.