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Josh Malone

Inventor of Bunch O Balloons
On Oct. 19, 2020, the Free Enterprise Society viewed a screening of the documentary film Invalidated: The Shredding of the U.S. Patent System, which features independent inventor Josh Malone and the challenges he faced when trying to protect the rights to his invention, Bunch O Balloons.  Instead of a system focused on helping small businesses and independent inventors, Josh discovered that many of the practices of the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) actually work against small businesses and independent inventors.
After the screening, Josh participated in a question & answer session (viewable via the link below).
Invalidated

Patrick Reasonover

They Say It Can't Be Done
FES students viewed a private screening of the documentary film They Say It Can't Be Done, then participated in a Q&A discussion with the producer, Patrick Reasonover.  The Q&A session is available for viewing on OStateTV (click on the adjacent image).
The documentary assesses the impacts of government regulation on innovation via an in-depth examination of four groundbreaking technologies and their entrepreneurial struggles to accomplish the seemingly impossible.  The technologies are 3D organ printing,  cultured ('lab grown') meat, aquaculture (ocean farming), and carbon sequestration.
If you would like to receive a private-screening link to view the documentary, please send an email to free_enterprise@okstate.edu with "Documentary" in the subject line.

 

Michael Shellenberger

The Science, Economics & Ethics of Climate Change & Environmental Alarmism
Michael Shellenberger, founder and president of Environmental Progress, discussed his book "Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Harms us All." 

Dr. Sean Flynn

The Cure That Works: How to Have the World's Best Health Care at a Quarter of the Price
Dr. Sean Flynn, chairman of the economics department at Scripps College, visited the OSU campus Sept. 11, 2020, to discuss his book "The Cure That Works."

 

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