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Posted: Fri. August 24, 2018, 6:28pm PT

Video produced by American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

Posted: Fri. August 24, 2018, 6:25pm PT

Video produced by American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Posted: Fri. August 24, 2018, 6:18pm PT

Sr. Fellow Stephen Halbrook, author of Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France appears on the Michael Savage radio show to talk about gun registration in Europe before World War II. Gun registration in France made it easy for the Nazis to disarm their enemies once they invaded France in 1940. Gun owners were put to death if they did not relinquish their weapons.

Posted: Wed. August 22, 2018, 10:06am PT

Independent Institute panel on Pope Francis and Free Markets at Freedom Fest 2018 held on July 13, 2018.

Posted: Fri. August 17, 2018, 1:23pm PT

Unleashing entrepreneurs is the best way to solve the issue of plastic and other garbage ending up in the world's oceans. Sr. Fellow Lawrence McQuillan's recent Op-Ed points out how private companies are solving the plastic pollution problem, where governments are failing. Banning plastic straws and plastic bags is not the way to remove plastic from the oceans and from landfills.

Posted: Wed. August 15, 2018, 5:23pm PT

Research Fellow Vicki Alger, author of Failure, appears on Sound Off on KPRL radio. Alger discusses the status of Common Core in states' education systems and the growing parental choice options for families. The recent US Supreme Court Janus decision and its effects on teacher unions is also discussed. Alger also talks about the prospects of eliminating the US Department of Education, which she advocates for in her book Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America's Children

Posted: Wed. August 1, 2018, 9:44am PT

Research Fellow Vicki E. Alger in conversation with Carol Kocivar past President of the California State PTA about School Choice. This event was organized by the Libertarian Party of San Francisco held at the Mechanics Institute on June 21, 2018.

Posted: Wed. July 25, 2018, 9:56am PT

Panel on Water Rights, Markets and the Environment held on April 3, 2018 at the 43 Annual APEE Meeting. Is water facing a crisis? Yes and no. On the one hand, declining water quality is a serious problem in many parts of the world; and if recent usage trends continue, shortages are inevitable. On the other hand, water quality has improved in many economically advanced countries, and in some regions institutions and policies have been adopted that would postpone, or even avoid, the onset of “water crises.” These policies include establishing secure and transferable water rights and extending these rights to enhance ecosystems.