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COVID-19 Crisis: Could Coronavirus Be the Great Deregulator? Adam B. Summers and Graham H. Walker
Posted: Wed. May 20, 2020, 4:09pm PT

War, economic depressions, and other emergencies are seen as opportunities by big-government advocates and special interests to ratchet up the size and scope of government, as the Independent Institute’s (retired) Senior Fellow Robert Higgs demonstrated in his seminal book, "Crisis and Leviathan: Critical Episodes in the Growth of American Government." Sadly, the coronavirus outbreak is no different.

Recorded: Fri. May 15, 2020
Experts: Adam B. Summers, Graham H. Walker
Type: Independent Institute TV

“Open Schools Now” Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers appears on the Lars Larson radio show
Posted: Wed. May 20, 2020, 1:46pm PT

Independent Institute Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers says schools should bring back students as soon as possible and even put kids in summer school. Parents are becoming more comfortable with homeschooling, but research shows that all-distance learning to be difficult. Equipment issues and low requirements for teachers can make online learning problematic for families.

Recorded: Tue. May 19, 2020
Experts: Williamson M. Evers
Type: Radio

COVID-19 Crisis: Reining in the Government’s Harmful Response | Christopher Coyne and Graham Walker
Posted: Thu. May 14, 2020, 12:03pm PT

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, Graham H. Walker (Executive Director) and Christopher J. Coyne (Senior Fellow) at the Independent Institute examine the folly and ominous impact of the consequent government-mandated shutdowns, multi-trillion dollar "stimulus" and welfare spending, attacks of constitutional and civil liberties, massive unemployment and business failures and skyrocketing federal debt. They then discuss the changes needed to reverse this dangerous development in order to restore liberty and human well-being.

Recorded: Fri. May 8, 2020
Experts: Christopher J. Coyne, Graham H. Walker
Type: Independent Institute TV

COVID-19 Crisis: End Gig Worker Restrictions to Reopen Economy | Williamson Evers and Graham Walker
Posted: Tue. May 12, 2020, 10:08am PT

The "Open Letter to Suspend California AB-5" that is addressed to California Governor Gavin Newsom and all members of the California State Legislature, calls for the immediate suspension of the law, which prevents individuals from working part time in a variety of indispensable positions, especially during the coronavirus crisis.

Recorded: Fri. May 1, 2020
Experts: Williamson M. Evers, Graham H. Walker
Type: Independent Institute TV

“California’s AB5 Law Should be Suspended” Sr. Fellow Bill Evers appears on KMJ radio
Posted: Tue. May 5, 2020, 4:31pm PT

Sr. Fellow Bill Evers talks about why California’s law, AB5 should be suspended. He initiated an Open Letter to the Governor of California and the state’s legislature, signed by over 150 scholars, economists, and political scientists urging suspension of the law which is prohibiting freelance or “gig” workers to continue working as independent contractors and not as employees.

Recorded: Tue. May 5, 2020
Experts: Williamson M. Evers
Type: Radio

COVID-19: Will the Second Amendment Survive the Coronavirus? | Graham Walker and Stephen P. Halbrook
Posted: Thu. April 30, 2020, 1:47pm PT

Graham H. Walker interviews Senior Fellow Dr. Stephen P. Halbrook on how the coronavirus shutdown is affecting the right to keep and bear arms at the federal, state, and local levels.

Recorded: Fri. April 24, 2020
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook, Graham H. Walker
Type: Independent Institute TV

“Suspend AB5, Governor Newsom” Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers appears on the John Phillips show on KABC radio (Los Angeles)
Posted: Thu. April 30, 2020, 2:19pm PT

Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers appears on the John Phillips show to talk about the Independent Institute's Open Letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom and the state legislature to suspend AB5, the law which inhibits the freedom of "gig" workers by forcing employers to make all workers employees rather than contractors.

Recorded: Thu. April 30, 2020
Experts: Williamson M. Evers
Type: Radio

COVID-19 Crisis: Why the Coronavirus Will Kill 500 to 1,000 Colleges
Posted: Mon. April 27, 2020, 10:42am PT

Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker interviews Senior Fellow Dr. Richard K. Vedder. Dr. Vedder discusses how COVID-19 is affecting colleges and universities.

Recorded: Fri. April 17, 2020
Experts: Richard K. Vedder, Graham H. Walker
Type: Independent Institute TV