By Lindsay Boyd | Tuesday December 7, 2010 at 3:15 PM PST | 0 Comments
Independent Institute Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa was interviewed at Pepperdine University. Download mp3 file. Also, please see the following books from him: Liberty for Latin America: How to Undo Five Hundred Years of State Oppression The Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty Lessons from the Poor: Triumph of the Entrepreneurial Spirit
Tags: Bailouts, China, Economics, Employment, Free Market, Government subsidies, Immigration, Latin America, Liberty, Mercantilism, Politics, Poverty, Property Rights, Regulation, Trade, Welfare
By Lindsay Boyd | at 2:49 PM PST | 1 Comment
Download mp3 file. Here also are relevant books from Dr. Higgs: Depression, War, and Cold War Neither Liberty nor Safety The Challenge of Liberty Against Leviathan Crisis and Leviathan
Tags: American History, Bailouts, Civil Society, Constitution, Culture, Economics, Employment, Free Market, Government subsidies, Great Depression, Inflation, Liberty, Nationalization, Personal Liberty, Philosophy
By Lindsay Boyd | at 2:41 PM PST | 0 Comments
Download mp3 file. The Government Cost Calculator is a project of the Independent Institute’s Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation. To find out what Washington’s spending spree is costing you, please go here!
Tags: Budget and Tax Policy, Federal Reserve, Free Market, Government subsidies, Social Security, Taxation
By Robert Higgs | at 10:15 AM PST | 13 Comments
Sixty-nine years ago, Japanese forces attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, provoking the United States to declare war against Japan. When Japan’s ally Germany declared war on the United States on December 11, 1941, the United States immediately reciprocated. These actions brought the United States into open warfare against the Axis powers and...
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Tags: American History, Defense, Germany, Imperialism, Japan, Military, Peace, Power, Propaganda, The State, War
By William Shughart | at 6:22 AM PST | 2 Comments
According to a report published on the front page of the December 6, 2010, Wall Street Journal, Congress is close to negotiating a compromise in which the so-called Bush tax cuts will remain in place temporarily (for two years) in return for an extension of yet unknown duration in federal benefits for the long-term...
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Tags: Budget and Tax Policy, Employment, Taxation, Unemployment
By William Watkins | at 5:33 AM PST | 0 Comments
The Wall Street Journal reports: The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether eight states and other plaintiffs can proceed with lawsuits that seek to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by utilities. The lawsuit is part of a push by some states for “greenhouse gas” regulations that go further than efforts by the U.S. Environmental Protection...
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Tags: Energy, Environment, Global Warming, Law, The State