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Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich appears on the Larry Elder radio show on KRLA
Posted: Fri. October 9, 2015

Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of "Gun Control in the Third Reich" appears on the Larry Elder radio show on Oct. 9, 2015. Halbrook talks about the remarks made by presidential candidate Ben Carson about gun control and the holocaust and how dictators take guns first. Carson’s remarks were rebuked by mainstream media, but historians such as Halbrook set the record strait on the history of gun control in Europe leading up to World War II and the holocaust.

Recorded: Fri. October 9, 2015
Experts: Stephen P. Halbrook
Type: Radio
Issues: Gun Control, History (International)

Intern Perspectives | Summer 2015
Posted: Wed. September 23, 2015

Independent staff, Student Research Fellows, and Summer Interns highlight important aspects of the Learning to Lead internship program at Independent Institute during Summer 2015.

Recorded: Mon. August 31, 2015

Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Education

Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan is Interviewed on the Bob Harden Radio Show
Posted: Wed. August 19, 2015

Senior Fellow Lawrence McQuillan, author of California Dreaming is interviewed on the Bob Harden Radio Show, in Naples, Florida. McQuillan describes his book’s recommendation that public employees should move to 401(k) type retirement plans in order to avoid bankrupting municipalities that may reduce pension payments to retirees, due to poor public money management decisions.

Recorded: Mon. August 17, 2015
Experts: Lawrence J. McQuillan
Type: Radio
Issues: Banking and Finance, Bureaucracy and Government, Labor and Employment

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland Interviewed on Doug Stephan’s Good Day Radio Show
Posted: Thu. August 13, 2015

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland is interviewed on Doug Stephan's nationally syndicated radio show "Good Day" program. The discussion centered around the Republican Presidential Debate on Aug. 6, 2015. Eland saying the Republican candidates should be concentrating on foreign policy.

Recorded: Thu. August 6, 2015
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Radio
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Politics

Love Gov: From First Date to Mandate
Posted: Mon. August 10, 2015

Love Gov portrays the federal government as an overbearing boyfriend — Scott “Gov” Govinsky — who foists his "good intentions" on a hapless, idealistic college student, Alexis. Each episode follows Alexis's relationship with Gov as his intrusions wreak (comic) havoc on her life, professionally, financially, and socially. Alexis's loyal friend Libby tries to help her see Gov for what he really is — a menace. But will Alexis come to her senses in time? Tune in to find out!

Episode 1: An Education in Debt
Episode 2: Protection from Jobs
Episode 3: A Remedy for Healthcare Choices
Episode 4: House Poor
Episode 5: Keeping a Close Eye on Privacy

Recorded: Mon. July 6, 2015

Type: Independent Institute TV
Issues: Banking and Finance, Business, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Corporate Welfare, Culture/ Society, Drugs (Illicit), Economic Policy, Education, Environment, Fiscal Policy/Debt, Freedom, Government Power, Government Secrecy, Government Waste/Pork, Health Care, Housing, Labor and Employment, Land Use, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Privacy, Privatization, Property Rights, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Taxes, Welfare, Women’s Issues

National Dinner to Honor Robert A. Conquest
Posted: Wed. August 5, 2015

July 7, 1992 • Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, California

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Recorded: Tue. July 7, 1992
Experts: G. Robert A. Conquest
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Collectivism, Crime, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Culture/ Society, Defense and Foreign Policy, Economic History and Development (International), Free Speech, Freedom, Government Power, History (International), History (U.S), Labor and Employment, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics, Privacy, Privatization, Terrorism and National Crises

Independent Institute President David J. Theroux Discusses C.S. Lewis on Ave Maria Radio
Posted: Tue. August 4, 2015

Founder and President of the Independent Institute, David Theroux is interviewed by Ave Maria Radio President Al Kresta at the Napa Institute Annual Conference. Also President of the C.S. Lewis Society of California, David Theroux talks about C.S. Lewis’s writings on liberty and Christianity and how Lewis became one of the best-read and most influential writers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Recorded: Sat. August 1, 2015
Experts: David J. Theroux
Type: Radio
Issues: Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Culture/ Society, Freedom, Government Power, Political Ideology and Philosophy, Privacy, Religion

John C. Goodman on A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America
Posted: Fri. July 24, 2015

Independent Institute Senior Fellow John C. Goodman talks about his new Independent book, "A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America," on how to replace the Affordable Care Act with market-based solutions. Hosted by Michael Cannon, the discussion was held on July 22, 2015, at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.

Recorded: Wed. July 22, 2015
Experts: John C. Goodman
Type: Other Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Business, Economic Policy, Free Market Economics, Health Care, Privatization, Property Rights, Public Health/ Consumer Protection, Regulation and Deregulation, Social Security, Taxes