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Posted: Thu. September 15, 2011

Senior Fellow Robert Higgs talks about his book, Neither Liberty nor Safety: Fear, Ideology, and the Growth of Government, on The Holistic Survival Show with Jason Hartman. Higgs sheds light on the history of institutionalized violence implemented by a bloated federal state, caused by a misguided faith in larger government to ensure a “freedom from fear”. The “Necessary and Proper Clause”? “People have been trying to loosen the bounds of the Constitution virtually from the time it was ratified to the present”, Higgs cautions.

Posted: Thu. September 15, 2011

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Charles Peña interviewed on CNBC’s Insana Quotient with Ron Insana about the McChrystal fallout and its significance for the Obama administration. Peña further illustrates the quagmire that exists in the U.S mission in Afghanistan and challenges the public to consider the true relevancy behind the changing of command. Does it matter who is in charge when we are fighting an illegitimate war?

Posted: Mon. September 12, 2011

MyGovCost.org Director Emily Skarbek Talks tax cuts and the Government Cost Calculator on Mad in the Middle.

Posted: Mon. September 12, 2011

Posted: Mon. September 12, 2011

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa was interviewed at Pepperdine University about Latin American issues and immigration.

Posted: Mon. September 12, 2011

Independent Institute Research Fellow Edward Lopéz, Associate Professor of Law and Economics at San Jose State University and editor of the new Institute book The Pursuit of Justice, talks with Institute President David Theroux about the faulty incentives at the heart of government legal failures and whether market-based alternatives can provide viable solutions to the serious problems caused by the bureaucratization and politicization of the law.

Posted: Mon. September 12, 2011

Senior Fellow William F. Shughart discusses financial developments at General Motors and Chrysler, the real issues at stake in the TARP debate, and how Obama’s bailouts are negatively affecting the limping economy.

Posted: Mon. September 12, 2011

MyGovCost.org Director and Independent Research Fellow Emily Skarbek was a guest on the Heartland Institute’s Budget & Tax News podcast. Click to listen to her commentary on the roots of our current spending crisis, what’s at stake in the Congressional budget war, and how to use the Institute’s very timely and user-friendly Government Cost Calculator.