The Power of Independent Thinking

Year Recorded
Show more... Show fewer...
Show more... Show fewer...

Showing 161 - 168 of 1,422 Results
Sort By: 
Posted: Mon. July 25, 2022, 3:05pm PT

Research Fellow Craig Eyermann is interviewed on the Shaun Thompson show on WIND radio in Chicago. Eyermann talks about loans made by the US government as a result of the pandemic. With little oversight there was massive fraud in the program, the extent of which may take decades to discover. $811 billion was loaned out during the Paycheck Protection Program, most of which does not have to be paid back.

Posted: Thu. July 21, 2022, 9:55am PT

Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America is interviewed on the Bryan McClain show. Vedder discusses the state of higher education and student loan programs. He talks about the unintended consequences of the federal student loan program. Making it easy to get loans for college has made colleges charge more and more. The loan programs designed to solve the problem of the high cost of education has actually made college more expensive.

Posted: Wed. July 20, 2022, 1:58pm PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of War and the Rogue Presidency: Restoring the Republic after Congressional Failure says the Founders believed Congress would be the most dominant of the three branches of government. But Ivan Eland says Congress is shirking its responsibility to legislate, instead giving power to the executive branch. Recent Supreme Court rulings have sent the signal that behemoth administrative agencies do not have the power to legislate, only congress has that power.

Posted: Tue. July 12, 2022, 10:29am PT

Sr. Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of The Right to Bear Arms: A Constitutional Right of the People or a Privilege of the Ruling Class? appears on the Robert Scott Bell show and talks about the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. In a 6-3 decision, the court struck down New York state's law that required a special need in order to legally carry a concealed weapon.

Posted: Fri. July 8, 2022, 9:59am PT

The Biden administration's plan to forgive student loans would be a terrible idea, says Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America. It would not be fair to those who have paid off their loans, or didn't go to college. Vedder also discusses the implications of inflation on the student loan issue and other areas of economics.

Posted: Thu. July 7, 2022, 10:17am PT

Why are there more homeless now than 10-20 years ago? Government policies have a lot to do with it, but there are several problems that lead to the increase. Mary L. G. Theroux talks about solutions to homelessness using an example that is working in San Antonio, TX. Mary has produced the documentary film Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope showing how it can be possible to solve this problem in any community.

Posted: Thu. July 7, 2022, 9:35am PT

Resisting unprecedented political and ideological pressure—including public violence and an attempted assassination of a sitting Justice—the U.S. Supreme Court just issued two 6-3 decisions demonstrating the majority’s resolve. In Bruen, the Court struck down New York state’s discretionary handgun licensing law, as a violation of the 2nd Amendment. In Dobbs, it ruled that there is no Constitutional right to abortion, as asserted by Roe, and that therefore states, not federal courts, have jurisdiction over abortion law. Was the Court wise—or foolish—to turn a blind eye to public opinion regarding these momentous rulings?

Posted: Thu. June 30, 2022, 4:37pm PT

How are Second Amendment rights affected by the recent Supreme Court ruling in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen? Sr. Fellow Stephen Halbrook, author of The Right to Bear Arms: A Constitutional Right of the People or a Privilege of the Ruling Class? discusses the recent ruling and the expansion of right to carry laws in states that previously have denied those rights.