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Andy Garcia in New Documentary on Cuban Political Prisoners »

Celebrating Life in Union, a new documentary narrated by Andy Garcia, will premiere at the 2012 New York City International Film Festival. Celebrating Life in Union tells the story of the tragedy and brotherhood of a group of former political prisoners from the Cuban Revolution, who fought for, and then were betrayed by their...
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Nobel Laureate Economist Ronald Coase Turns 101 »

On December 29th, the world-renowned economist Ronald H. Coase celebrated in Chicago his 101st birthday. Professor Coase received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1991, and he is the Clifton R. Musser Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Chicago Law School and the former, highly influential editor of the prestigious Journal...
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Liberty on Film: Hayek and Others »

A colleague sent me a link to the following collection of Hayek interviews, now available online. Other useful sites include: http://miltonfriedman.blogspot.com/ http://www.missliberty.com/ – updates to Miss Liberty’s Guide to Film and Video http://www.youtube.com/user/independentinstitute http://www.cato.org/events/archive.html http://reason.tv/ William F. Buckley, Jr.’s Firing Line show included interviews with people across the political spectrum, now collected at the Hoover...
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The Independent Review—Spring 2011 Issue Now Available »

[Cross-posted in the March 22 issue of The Lighthouse, the Independent Institute’s weekly email newsletter. Sign up for your free subscription here.] We are delighted to announce the publication of the Spring 2011 issue of the Independent Institute’s peer-reviewed journal, The Independent Review, edited by Senior Fellow Robert Higgs. This issue’s articles and book...
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Robert Higgs on Why Government Is Prolonging the Economic Crisis »

In a new article for the Gannett newspapers, “Is this any way to run a government?”, Chuck Raasch interviews Robert Higgs, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the book, Depression, War, and Cold War. With Congress debating a possible shutdown of the federal government, Dr. Higgs discusses why: “The government can...
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C-SPAN to Air Independent Policy Forum: “Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in America” »

C-SPAN2’s Book TV will air the Independent Institute’s Policy Forum, “Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in America,” that was held in Washington, D.C., and features Senior Fellow Robert H. Nelson and his new Institute book, The New Holy Wars. Dr. Nelson is joined by Steven F. Hayward (F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow, American Enterprise Institute) and...
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This Week’s Lighthouse: Oil Spill, Cuba, Constitutions, Gaza »

This week’s Lighthouse (available online here) touches on the Gulf oil gusher (William F. Shughart II); political reform in Cuba (Alvaro Vargas Llosa); F. A. Hayek on the limits of constitutional design (Scott A. Boykin); and Israel’s blockade of Gaza (Ivan Eland). Here are links to the individual items: 1. How to Prevent an...
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John Lotts’s More Guns, Less Crime Now in Expanded Edition »

Few books have had the scale of impact on a public policy debate more than has More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, by John R. Lott, Jr. Now a decade after its first release and the raging debate it launched, the book is available as a less expensive paperback in...
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Re: Blogosphere Star Provides Refreshingly Alternative Ideas »

Mary, not everyone is so pleased. Paul Walker pointed me to this item from New Zealand’s National Business Review, which worries that the free-content model of the blogosphere has spawned a huge band of amateur, untrained, unqualified bloggers who have swarmed over the internet pouring out columns of unsubstantiated “facts” and hysterical opinion. Most...
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Challenge of Liberty Seminar Now Open to Single-Day Attendance »

Attention High-school Students and College Undergrads: If you wish to attend the Challenge of Liberty Student Seminars but your schedule prevents you from attending for the entire week, then fret no more! The Independent Institute is opening up the June session of its popular seminar to single-day attendance. Pay for only those days that...
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