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Freedom, Responsibility, and the Welfare State

Thanks so much for listening to The Bob Harden Show. On Monday’s show, we discuss developments in Israel, Syria, Russia, and Europe with author and historian Marc Schulman. The Founder and President of The Freedom & Virtue Institute Ismael Hernandez and I discuss the true nature of charity versus the programs of the welfare state. We also discuss the political ... Read More »

What About the Debate?

Thanks so much for listening to The Bob Harden Show. On Thursday’s show, the President and CEO of NCH Healthcare Dr. Allen Weiss and I discuss flu shots and the importance of immunization. Florida State House candidate Byron Donalds and I discuss the Tuesday’s Democratic Presidential Debate and the rift in the Democratic Party over public education. The President of ... Read More »

A Few Basics of Libertarianism

Thanks for listening to The Bob Harden Show. On Wednesday’s show, we discuss a few of the basic tenets of Libertarianism with the Chairman of the Cato Institute Bob Levy. Local author Andrew Joppa and I discuss the importance of – as well as the sources of resistance to – the “Convention of States.” We discuss the deposition of the ... Read More »

Threats to Economic Growth

Thanks for listening to the Bob Harden Show. On Tuesday’s show, we discuss threats to the U.S. economy with Contributing Editor to Barron’s Jim McTague. We discuss proposed legislation in the next session with our State Representative Kathleen Passidomo. We discuss conflict resolution skills with the Founder of Best Self USA Rev. Sam Sewell. We also visit with Boo Mortenson. ... Read More »

Eliminating High-Stakes Testing and Common Core

On Friday’s show, we find out about the efforts in Tallahassee by Keith Flaugh and the Florida Citizens’ Alliance to stop Common Core and high-stakes testing. FGCU Economics Professor Dean Stansel and I discuss a few of the tax plans being proposed by GOP presidential candidates. We also visit with local author and columnist Sharon Kenny and with author and ... Read More »

Free Trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

On Thursday’s show, the President and CEO of NCH Healthcare Dr. Allen Weiss and I discuss the Governor’s push for more transparency in hospital pricing and billing in Florida. Florida State House candidate Byron Donalds and I discuss the tragic shooting in Oregon as well as the GOP battle for leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. The President of ... Read More »

Is Crony Collusion Fueling the White House Clean Power Scam?

On Wednesday’s show, we discuss a real “anti-war” hero Siegfried Sassoon with the President of the Foundation for Economic Education Larry Reed. Local author Andrew Joppa and I discuss the Convention of States as well as citizenship in America. We discuss how crony collusion is fueling the White House clean power scam with author, columnist and Professor Larry Bell. We ... Read More »

Florida’s Massive Budget Surplus

Thanks for listening to the Bob Harden Show. On Tuesday’s show, we discuss Florida’s massive budget surplus and the needs it might fill with our State Representative Kathleen Passidomo. We discuss “laddering” skills as a part of communication and assertiveness training with the Founder of Best Self USA Rev. Sam Sewell. We also visit with Naples City Councilman Bill Barnett ... Read More »

Do Parents Have a Voice in Collier County Schools?

On Monday’s show, we discuss Russia’s role in Syria, Israel, and the Middle East, and other current world events with author and historian Marc Schulman. The Collier County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Michelle Batten and I discuss the upcoming “Celebrating Safe Community Events” in several locations on the Paradise Coast. We also discuss what a public records request revealed ... Read More »

Crony Capitalism or Government-Granted Privilege?

On Friday’s show, we discuss the State Policy Summit and and trends in state policy reform with the Founder and President of the Foundation for Government Accountability Tarren Bragdon. FGCU Economics Professor Brad Hobbs and I discuss “Crony Capitalism” and its effects on free markets. We also visit with local author and columnist Sharon Kenny and with author and business ... Read More »