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Posted: Thu. August 24, 2017, 11:36am PT

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Join with us for an elegant Gala to celebrate the Independent Institute’s 30th Anniversary! In 1986, Independent began its tradition of boldly advancing the timeless principles of liberty by combining scholarly rigor with extensive communications and media coverage of the results, engaging new audiences in innovative, enterprising solutions.

At our Gala for the Future of Liberty, we will celebrate our past successes as we look forward by honoring world-renowned, tech-entrepreneur Timothy C. Draper; Nobel Laureate economist Vernon L. Smith; North Korean refugee, defector, and human-rights activist Yeonmi Park; all exemplary champions of liberty, entrepreneurial innovation, and human well-being. P.J. O’Rourke, bestselling author and America’s leading political humorist, will be our master of ceremonies.

Posted: Thu. August 24, 2017

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Join with us for an elegant Gala to celebrate the Independent Institute’s 30th Anniversary! In 1986, Independent began its tradition of boldly advancing the timeless principles of liberty by combining scholarly rigor with extensive communications and media coverage of the results, engaging new audiences in innovative, enterprising solutions.

At our Gala for the Future of Liberty, we will celebrate our past successes as we look forward by honoring world-renowned, tech-entrepreneur Timothy C. Draper; Nobel Laureate economist Vernon L. Smith; North Korean refugee, defector, and human-rights activist Yeonmi Park; all exemplary champions of liberty, entrepreneurial innovation, and human well-being. P.J. O’Rourke, bestselling author and America’s leading political humorist, will be our master of ceremonies.

Posted: Thu. August 24, 2017, 11:28am PT

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Join with us for an elegant Gala to celebrate the Independent Institute’s 30th Anniversary! In 1986, Independent began its tradition of boldly advancing the timeless principles of liberty by combining scholarly rigor with extensive communications and media coverage of the results, engaging new audiences in innovative, enterprising solutions.

At our Gala for the Future of Liberty, we will celebrate our past successes as we look forward by honoring world-renowned, tech-entrepreneur Timothy C. Draper; Nobel Laureate economist Vernon L. Smith; North Korean refugee, defector, and human-rights activist Yeonmi Park; all exemplary champions of liberty, entrepreneurial innovation, and human well-being. P.J. O’Rourke, bestselling author and America’s leading political humorist, will be our master of ceremonies.

Posted: Tue. August 8, 2017, 9:22am PT

Research Fellow Bradley M Gardner talks about his book China’s Great Migration: How the Poor Built a Prosperous Nation China's Great Migration on The Trent England Show.

Posted: Mon. August 7, 2017, 10:38am PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on Fox Business News to discuss the situation with President Trump and his campaign's possible collusion with Russia. Eland also comments on criticism of Trump's Afghanistan strategy and the sixteen years of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. He discusses the possibility of leaving Afghanistan once and for all.

Posted: Wed. August 2, 2017, 9:50am PT

Mary Theroux's closing remarks at the New Bridges: Texas symposium held in Dallas, Texas on May 9, 2017.

Posted: Mon. July 31, 2017, 2:52pm PT

Recorded by: World Affairs

Independent Institute Research Fellow, Bradley M. Gardner conversation with N. Bruce Pickering Vice President of Global Programs, Asia Society and Executive Director, Asia Society Northern California, Asia Society. Sharing insights from his recent book, "China’s Great Migration: How the Poor Built a Prosperous Nation", Bradley M. Gardner, shows how the migration of 260 million people from China’s rural countryside to its giant cities transformed the nation. He draws on on his extensive experience as a journalist and researcher working in China to explain how the largest economic migration in the history of the world transformed China into the industrial powerhouse it is today.

Posted: Fri. July 28, 2017, 4:59pm PT

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless appears on the Fox News Channel program Happening Now to discuss the congressional debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act. Goodman discusses his free market principles needed to make the US healthcare responsive to patients, not insurance companies. If Obamacare is repealed, millions of Americans will choose not to buy health insurance, says Goodman. But supporters of Obamacare claim millions will lose their healthcare, which is much different.