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Posted: Mon. March 25, 2024, 11:19am PT

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Phillip W. Magness sets the record straight on how much the wealthiest Americans pay in income tax. Misinformation by President Biden and his economic advisors have tried to vilify wealthy Americans as tax-evaders. Magness’ research shows tax rates are not what President Biden claimed in his recent State of the Union address. Magness also discusses the bipartisan federal spending and how the national debt will affect everyone if spending isn't cut.

Posted: Wed. March 20, 2024, 3:50pm PT

Clip highlights from the first year of the podcast. Join us as we continue to seek clarity and truth!

Posted: Fri. March 15, 2024, 2:06pm PT

When a state, like Texas or Florida, tries to protect people’s free speech rights against biased social media companies, is the state then violating the free speech rights of the social media companies? How’s President Biden doing at shrinking inflation? And what’s going on with Alabama’s IVF laws?

Posted: Mon. March 11, 2024, 2:41pm PT

Ever wonder why California gas prices are perpetually higher than in other states? Or why residential real estate in California is overwhelmingly more expensive than elsewhere? Or why wildfires got so out of control in recent years? Or why a visit to a California DMV office has been such an ordeal—but is maybe a bit better in recent years? More about the California Golden Fleece Awards

Posted: Mon. March 11, 2024, 1:25pm PT

Independent Institute Senior Fellow David Beito, author of The New Deal’s War on the Bill of Rights is interviewed on The Brian Nichols Podcast. David Beito discusses the historical narrative of FDR and how that narrative is changing with Beito’s research to show FDR’s direct involvement in violating civil rights of US citizens. Surveillance on citizens and media manipulation are headlines today, but David Beito says FDR was guilty of this almost a century ago.

Posted: Tue. March 5, 2024, 1:21pm PT

Senior Fellow David Beito, author of The New Deal's War on the Bill of Rights, is interviewed on Northern Alliance Radio with Brad Carlson. Beito discusses the many ways FDR infringed on the rights of citizens, opponents, and the media. Beito says FDR was very much ‘hands on” with the idea of Japanese internment. FDR’s attorney general didn’t want internment, nor did the citizens, but FDR went forward with internment of Japanese-Americans in what he himself called “concentration camps.”

Posted: Wed. February 28, 2024, 10:11am PT

Senior Fellow Robert Whaples, editor of Pope Francis and the Caring Society and Is Social Justice Just? interviewed on Kresta in the Afternoon on the EWTN network. Robert Whaples discusses the federal government’s budget and its deficit. The national debt is $34 trillion which is larger than the GDP. Interest rates have also increased dramatically so what are the ramifications of this and what should we do about it?

Posted: Tue. February 27, 2024, 4:07pm PT

What’s behind the ugly antisemitism on campuses and elsewhere that surged up after the Hamas attack on Israel in October 2023? The viciousness against Jews took a lot of people by surprise, but it did not surprise Dr. Benjamin Ginsberg, author of The New American Anti-Semitism. He talks with Independent’s Graham Walker and Phil Magness about the book in this episode of Independent Conversations.
Buy the book The New American Anti-Semitism: The Left, the Right and the Jews, by Benjamin Ginsberg.

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