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Posted: Tue. October 18, 2022, 4:31pm PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland talks about middle east foreign policy in the wake of the crackdown on protesters in Iran and OPEC cutting oil production. He talks about his recent Op-Ed in The National Interest that warns of consequences for interventions in foreign countries.

Posted: Sat. October 15, 2022, 12:46pm PT

Mary Theroux is Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of the Independent Institute. She was married to the late David Theroux. In this episode, she gives the background on how she and David met, and the early years of the Independent Institute. Along the way she touches on many topics including the CS Lewis Society, the war fever on America’s right wing, and the problem of homelessness.

Posted: Wed. October 12, 2022, 9:51am PT

Senior Fellow Lawrence J. McQuillan discusses California mismanagement of forests, resulting in out of control wildfires.

Related: California Wildfires: Key Recommendations to Prevent Future Disasters

Posted: Thu. October 6, 2022, 5:34pm PT

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan has written about California’s problems including; wildfire management, homelessness, underfunded public pensions, crime, stifling regulations, and much more. He talks with WIND radio’s Shaun Thompson about free market solutions to California’s many problems.

Posted: Wed. October 5, 2022, 3:01pm PT

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan talks about his recent Op-Ed in The American Conservative, outlining the steps to solve San Francisco's homeless problem. He speaks to the roadblocks to getting people off the streets of San Francisco and how property rights is the solution to this issue everywhere in the United States.

Posted: Wed. October 5, 2022, 9:10am PT

Host of the documentary “Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope” Mary Theroux speaks on KGO radio about the ways to solve homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area. The model is working in San Antonio, TX, where homelessness has decreased in the last 10 years. A holistic approach is needed where individuals can get customized treatment and recovery, along with services from nonprofits and government agencies, working together strategically, while being accountable to the public with transparent outcomes.

Posted: Fri. September 30, 2022, 2:50pm PT

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, author of the California Golden Fleece® Award “California Wildfires: Key Recommendations to Prevent Future Disasters” is interviewed on The Mike Ryan radio show. McQuillan discusses his recommendations to reduce wildfires. The recommendations include proactive forest management, conducting more prescribed burns to thin the forest fuels, and much more. McQuillan also recommends allowing private property owners to more easily remove trees, especially near communities.

Posted: Thu. September 29, 2022, 5:09pm PT

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, author of the California Golden Fleece® Award “California Wildfires: Key Recommendations to Prevent Future Disasters” appears on the Andy Caldwell show to discuss ways that California can manage forests to prevent large wildfires. Recent fires could have been prevented by reducing fuels and thinning the forest, but the federal government, the owners of the forest, delayed the plan. Local land owners and communities are better incentivized to manage forests, McQuillan says, which would reduce the ocurance of megafires in California.