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The Failure of Federal Higher Education: “The Morrill Land-Grant Act: Fact and Mythology”
Posted: Tue. May 14, 2019, 4:51pm PT

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Richard K. Vedder (Professor Emeritus of Economics, Ohio University) speaks at the conference, “Putting the Ivory Tower Together Again: Identifying and Fixing the Faults,” sponsored by the Cato Institute in Washington, DC, February 12, 2019.

Dr. Vedder is the author of the new Independent book, Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America, and at this event he was speaking regarding his chapter, “The Morrill Land-Grant Act: Fact and Mythology,” in the recent Cato book, Unprofitable Schooling: Examining Causes of, and Fixes for, America’s Broken Ivory Tower, edited by Todd J. Zywicki and Neal P. McCluskey.

Recorded: Tue. April 9, 2019
Experts: Richard K. Vedder
Type: Other Event

Pioneer of Civil Rights and Black Free Enterprise: T.R.M. Howard
Posted: Sat. May 11, 2019, 3:08pm PT

Independent Institute Research Fellow Linda Royster Beito presents the life and contributions of T.R.M. Howard as a pioneer of the civil rights movement. Dr. Beito is also Professor of Social Sciences and Dean of Arts and Science at Stillman College. This event was held at La Sierra University on October 14, 2018.

Linda Royster Beito is co-author of the book T.R.M. Howard Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer.

Recorded: Sun. October 14, 2018
Experts: Linda Royster Beito
Type: Other Event

Richard Vedder on Fox Business with Stuart Varney
Posted: Tue. May 7, 2019, 11:20am PT

Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America appears on Fox Business News’ Varney & Co. Is government the cause of higher tuition and admission scandals surrounding US colleges and universities? Richard Vedder says yes, especially the crisis in student loan debt.

Recorded: Wed. May 1, 2019
Experts: Richard K. Vedder
Type: Television

“Iran and Gaza Threats” Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland on the Jim Bohannon radio show
Posted: Tue. May 7, 2019, 8:26am PT

The US is sending an aircraft carrier strike group to the Persian Gulf as a warning to Iran. Iran has signaled it might violate part of the nuclear deal it reached in 2015. At the same time, rockets fired into Israel from Gaza has sparked more Middle East tension. Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of the new book War and the Rogue Presidency.

Recorded: Mon. May 6, 2019
Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Radio

“Higher Education in America” Richard Vedder appears on the Lars Larson radio show
Posted: Fri. May 3, 2019, 9:52am PT

Independent Institute Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America is interviewed on the Lars Larson national radio show. Vedder talks about the reasons why college is so expensive and offers solutions on how to restore the promise of higher education in today's economy.

Recorded: Thu. May 2, 2019
Experts: Richard K. Vedder
Type: Radio

Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise appears on the Laura Ingraham podcast
Posted: Wed. May 1, 2019, 1:05pm PT

What is at the heart of the college admissions scandal? Independent Institute Senior Fellow Richard Vedder, author of Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America explains, as he describes how the state of college education got to where it is today. With rising student loan debt and schemes of free college for all, Vedder makes the case bringing back the promise of higher education.

Recorded: Wed. May 1, 2019
Experts: Richard K. Vedder
Type: Radio

“Abolish the US Dept. of Education?” Vicki Alger appears on KRNS radio
Posted: Tue. April 30, 2019, 10:02am PT

Is it time to abolish the US Department of Education? Yes, says Independent Institute Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America's Children appears on the Rod Arquette Show on KNRS radio. She explains how a handful of bureaucrats shouldn't be in charge of the education of America's children, Parents need more control and choice in their children's education, says Alger.

Recorded: Mon. April 29, 2019
Experts: Vicki E. Alger
Type: Radio

How Socialism Destroyed Africa | George B. N. Ayittey
Posted: Fri. March 29, 2019, 11:41am PT

Independent Institute Senior Fellow George B. N. Ayittey, in a conversation with David R. Burton at the Heritage Foundation about all the damages that Socialism caused to Africa. The "socialist" experiment failed in countries like Angola (under dos Santos), Benin (under Kerekou), Ethiopia (under Mengistu), Ghana (under Nkrumah), Guinea (under Toure), Mali (under Keita), Mozambique (under Chissano), Tanzania (under Nyerere), and Zambia, among others.

This video was recorded by The Heritage Foundation.

Recorded: Mon. March 11, 2019
Experts: George B. N. Ayittey
Type: Other Event