Benjamin Powell, Ph.D. - Texas Tech University - The Independent Institute - Lubbock, Texas ( TX )
     
 
Television
I appear regularly on national television and
also host my own PBS TV show "Free to Exchange".
 
PBS TV show Free to Exchange



Fox Business Network
Stossel, March 7, 2014
Government, Inc.
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Economist Ben Powell weighs in on promises
to spend tax dollars on infrastructure.
 
The Independent Institute
Fox Business Network, January 6, 2014
Benjamin Powell on Economic Recovery
What will the economy be like in the New Year? Sr. Fellow Benjamin Powell appears on Fox Business Network's "The Independents" show to give his impressions of the deficit, bureaucracies, and economic recovery. Powell talks about long term trends and says Big Government policies are effecting the outlook and the "New Normal" in the economy.



Fox Business Network
Stossel, November 25, 2013
Benjamin Powell Discusses the Business of Charity on Stossel
Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell discusses the “Business of Charity” with host John Stossel of Fox Business Channel's “Stossel” show.
 
Fox Business Network and Fox News
Stossel, July 19. 2013
The Hidden Tax of Inflation
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Economist Ben Powell and Laissez Faire Books
executive editor Jeff Tucker weigh in on the value of the Dollar.



Islam Channel
May 7, 2013
The World This Week:
Who is to blame for the Bangladesh factory
After the worst industrial disaster in Bangladesh's history, we ask who is responsible for the deaths of over 400 factory workers. With Alex Scrivener, Policy Officer at World Development Movement, Clare Lissaman from the Ethical Fashion Forum, and on the phone, Benjamin Powell, Director of the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University
 
Fox Business Network
Stossel, January 5, 2013
Benjamin Powell Discusses Government Shutdown on Stossel
Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell discusses the partial Government shutdown on the Fox Business Channel's “Stossel” show.



Fox Business Network
Freedom Watch, January 5, 2012
Benjamin Powell on Federal Youth Summer Jobs Funding & Consumer Banking Problems
Senior Fellow Benjamin Powell on Freedom Watch discusses Federal youth summer jobs funding and consumer banking problems.
 
Fox Business Network
Freedom Watch, December 21, 2011
Ben Powell on Government Consumer Safety Videos & Media Piracy Enforcement
Benjamin Powell engages with Tracy Byrnes on Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch on Government consumer safety videos and the enforcement of media piracy laws.



Fox Business Network
Freedom Watch, December 21, 2011
Ben Powell on Campaign Style and Taxpayer Legal Fees
Benjamin Powell engages with Tracy Byrnes on Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch on the style of presidential candidates and SEC legal expenses to be paid by taxpayers.
 
Fox Business Network
Freedom Watch, December 13, 2011
Benjamin Powell on Expiring Unemployment Benefits & Congressional Insider Trading
Benjamin Powell, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, engages with Judge Napolitano on Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch about expiring unemployment benefits and Congressional insider trading.



Fox Business Network
Freedom Watch, November 29, 2011
Benjamin Powell on the Payroll Tax Cut and Salt Regulation by the FDA
Benjamin Powell engages with Judge Napolitano on Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch about the payroll tax cut and the FDA regulation of salt.
 
Fox Business Network
Freedom Watch, October 14, 2011
Benjamin Powell on “Rabbit-Hole” Economics
Benjamin Powell, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, engages with Judge Napolitano on Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch.



Fox Business Network
Freedom Watch, September 23, 2011
Benjamin Powell on Federal Fiscal Irresponsibility
Benjamin Powell, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, speaks on Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch on irresponsible government spending on dead retirees & Hostess Twinkies.
 
Fox Business Network
Freedom Watch, August 29, 2011
Benjamin Powell on the Federal Government as an Unpopular Industry
Benjamin Powell, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, speaks on Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch on unpopular Government spending.



Fox Business Network
Freedom Watch, August 16, 2011
Benjamin Powell on Europe's Budget Solution
Benjamin Powell, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, engages with Judge Napolitano on Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch about Europe's budget crisis.
 
Fox Business Network
Freedom Watch, July 19, 2011
Benjamin Powell on New Financial Regulations
Benjamin Powell, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, speaks on Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch on regulations in the financial marketplace.



Fox Business Network
Freedom Watch, July 13, 2011
Benjamin Powell on Employment and Facial Profiling
Benjamin Powell speaks with Judge Napolitano of Fox Business Network's Freedom Watch about the IRS and the difference between full- and part-time employment. He also comments on the validity of police officers being allowed to use facial profiling.
 
Fox Business Network
Freedom Watch, June 9, 2011
Benjamin Powell on Rushing Appointment of Elizabeth Warren
Benjamin Powell speaks with Fox Business Network Freedom Watch's Judge Napolitano about unions trying to rush Elizabeth Warren's job appointment while the senate is still out on recess. He also discusses Swipe Fee Regulations.



Fox Business Network
Freedom Watch, June 2, 2011
Benjamin Powell on Running Out of “Solutions”
Benjamin Powell, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, speaks to Judge Napolitano about the economic “solutions” to resolve our economy this summer.
 
Fox Business Network
Freedom Watch, May 23, 2011
Benjamin Powell on Balancing Budgets Without Medicare Cuts
Benjamin Powell, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, talks to Freedom Watch's Judge Napolitano about Americans wanting to balance the budget without cutting from Medicare funds.



Fox Business Network
Fox Business With Neil Cavuto, May 20, 2011
Benjamin Powell on American Spending Levels
Benjamin Powell, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, speaks to Neil Cavuto on Fox News Channel about the wealthy class are continuing to spend at the precrisis spending levels despite the rising costs of food and gas.
 
Fox Business Network
Freedom Watch, February 16, 2011
Budgeting More Cuts
Benjamin Powell, Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, talks to Freedom Watch's Judge Napolitano about budgeting more cuts.



Fox Business Network
Freedom Watch, January 19, 2011
The Constitution Be Damned
Benjamin Powell talks to Freedom Watch's Judge Napolitano.
 
Fox Business Network
Freedom Watch, December 13, 2010
Regulating School Lunches - Big Government vs. Parents
Benjamin Powell talks to Freedom Watch's Judge Napolitano about President Obama signing the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010”.



CNBC
“Street Signs”, August 20, 2010
U.S. Pork Barrel Farm Policies
Benjamin Powell on CNBC discusses the pitfalls of U.S. protection of the farming industry with pork barrel farm policies, and how they hurt both Americans and producers in underdeveloped countries.
 
Showtime Series “Bullshit”
Penn & Teller, March 29, 2007
Defending Sweatshops
Penn & Teller look at whether Wal-Mart should change their practices.



CNN
Lou Dobbs Tonight, August 13, 2007
Lou Dobbs Calls Economists “Jackasses”
Lou Dobbs calls economists who support immigration “jackasses” and “complete idiots.” I'm pretty sure he is the dumbest one in this clip.
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
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Texas Tech University, Director, The Free Market Institute
The Indpendent Institute, Senior Fellow
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