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Posted: Fri. October 18, 2019, 5:00pm PT

Sr. Fellow Robert Whaples, co-editor of the Independent book In All Fairness: Equality, Liberty, and the Quest for Human Dignity appears on the Wayne Allyn Root radio show. How does redistributing wealth hurt the poor, not help them? Robert Whaples addresses the matter of inequality and what to do about it. Does the government have a role in "doling out" equality?

Posted: Thu. October 17, 2019, 3:44pm PT

Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children appears on the Andy Caldwell radio show. She discusses the state of charter schools in America. Charter schools are thriving due to competition for students. Parents deserve a choice in their children's education, says Alger.

Posted: Wed. October 9, 2019, 3:47pm PT

Pacific Gas & Electric has shut off power to almost one million customers in Northern California as high winds are forecast which may cause fires to start. Fires started by PG&E equipment have destroyed thousands of homes in the past, so PG&E is taking this step to prevent devastating wildfires. Lawrence McQuillan outlines how PG&E is devoting resources to "green energy" instead of taking precautions to prevent wildfires. McQuillan offers some alternatives that would save money and help manage wildfires which power companies could implement.

Posted: Tue. October 1, 2019, 10:05am PT

At this Cato Institute event held 9/18/19 in Washington, D.C., Richard K. Vedder, author, Restoring the Promise discusses tackling higher education’s myriad ailments and how to fix them.

Posted: Wed. September 25, 2019, 4:45pm PT

Description: California's Department of Motor Vehicles is in shambles, and its “solution” is to receive more taxpayer money. Long lines (even with an appointment), poor service, and mismanagement are the norm for the the DMV. It's about to get worse as Californians will need a "Real ID" in order to fly after October 1, 2020. The DMV has the dishonor of "winning" the latest California Golden Fleece® Award

Posted: Fri. September 20, 2019, 2:33pm PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of War and the Rogue Presidency appears on the Lars Larson radio show to speak about US troops and whether they are needed in Iraq. President Trump has said all non essential personal will leave Iraq. What are the interests of the US in places such as Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan?

Posted: Tue. September 17, 2019, 3:22pm PT

Posted: Mon. September 9, 2019, 9:05am PT

Speaking at the Heartland and Acton Institutes, Independent Institute Senior Fellow Richard K. Vedder (author of the Independent book Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America) discusses university financing, bureaucracy and political correctness. He also suggests private funding alternatives.