IHS Academic

Jeanne Hoffman talks with IHS program officer Dr. Phil Magness about how grad students can raise their profile within their program, discipline and the liberty-friendly academic community.

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Jeanne Hoffman talks with Colleen Haight about applying to economics graduate school programs. Dr. Haight outlines different kinds of programs and things to think about when applying.  Dr. Haight is a program officer at the Institute for Humane Studies.

Direct download: CHaight_ApplyingToEconGrad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am EST

In this KosmosOnline Podcast, I interview Institute for Humane Studies Chief Financial Officer Gary Leff about using grant money and travel stipends responsibly. Gary shares best practices, tips for being the kind of grantee or speaker that gets invited back and some of the more ridiculous items he’s been asked to reimburse for traveling faculty members.

Direct download: GLeff_Expenses.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12am EST

Jeanne Hoffman talks with Dr. Daniel DiSalvo, Political Science Professor at the City College of New York, about his new book, Government Unions and the Bankrupting of America.

From the publisher:

Government-workers unions have been political juggernauts in the U.S. since the unseen collective-bargaining-rights revolution of the 1960s and ’70s. These unions are different and more powerful than those that battle owners and managers in the private sector. To advance their interests, unions in the public sector have created cartels with their political allies, mostly in the Democratic Party, to the exclusion of the taxpaying public.

In this Broadside, Daniel DiSalvo shows us how this government takeover happened and tells us what can be done to protect the public interest. The fiscal consequences have already proven dire and threaten the long-term power and prestige of the United States on the world stage.

Direct download: DiSavlvo_GovtUnions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42am EST