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How to Restore Freedom to Americans in This Time of Pandemic? | Randall Holcombe and Graham Walker
Posted: Wed. June 3, 2020, 1:49pm PT

Abraham Lincoln once famously said the United States was “conceived in liberty.” But less than two centuries later, cherished American freedoms—even the fundamental right to make a living—are being destroyed by the immense power of the “administrative state.”

Liberty is in peril. And never more so than in this time of pandemic.

How did we get here and—more important—what can we do about it? In this video, the renowned public choice economist and Independent Research Fellow Randall G. Holcombe joins with Dr. Graham H. Walker, Independent’s Executive Director, to discuss these matters.

Dr. Holcombe’s award-winning, new, Independent Institute book, "Liberty in Peril: Democracy and Power in American History," is indispensable reading for all those who care about America and the future of freedom and prosperity.

Dr. Randall G. Holcombe is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University, past President of the Public Choice Society, and past President of the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Tech, and he is the author of twelve books, a contributing author to forty volumes and the author of more than 100 articles in academic and professional journals.

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