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In this mock trial organized by FreedomFest 2015, Independent Institute Research Fellow Robert Murphy and Robert Kuttner present their arguments and witnesses to the jury and the judge, performed by Lisa Kennedy for the responsibility of the Federal Reserve on the financial crisis in 2008.
Thanks to FreedomFest, Inc. for the permission to post our fellows' presentation. For further information about FreedomFest, go to www.freedomfest.com
Television personality John Stossel (host of Stossel on Fox Business) featured our new satirical, YouTube video seriesLove Gov: "From First Date to Mandate" on September 25th, 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. Carsons 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.
Independent staff, Student Research Fellows, and Summer Interns highlight important aspects of the Learning to Lead internship program at Independent Institute during Summer 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.
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.
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
July 7, 1992 Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, California
Speakers (In Order of Appearance):
- David J. Theroux, Founder and President, The Independent Institute
- Preston Martin, Former Vice Chairman, Federal Reserve System
- Czeslaw Milosz, Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature
- Aaron B. Wildavsky, Professor of Political Science, University of California
- John OSullivan, Editor, National Review
- Elena Bonner (Mrs. Andrei Sakarov), Founder, Andrei Sakharov Foundation
- G. Robert A. Conquest, Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
- Hongda Harry Wu, Director, Laogai Research Foundation