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Is U.S. Justice Broken?
Recorded: Thursday, December 9, 2010

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From fingerprinting to criminal sentencing, from lawyer licensing to judicial selection, and from eminent domain to wealth transfers via class-action lawsuits, how do perverse incentives impact the law and what reforms would create a more just and efficient legal system?

Experts: David D. Friedman, Alex Kozinski, Edward J. López, David J. Theroux
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Crime, Criminal Justice/ Prisons, Law Enforcement


Ivan Eland with Ron Paul on C-SPAN2s Book TV
Recorded: Sunday, March 15, 2009

Ron Paul interviews Senior Fellow Ivan Eland on his new book Recarving Rushmore.

Experts: Ivan Eland, Ron Paul
Type: Television
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, History (U.S), Politics


Bush, Obama, and Presidential Power
Recorded: Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Ron Paul, Richard Shenkman, and Ivan Eland, author of Recarving Rushmore, discuss which presidents were the best and worst at promoting peace, prosperity, and liberty.

Experts: Ivan Eland, Ron Paul, Richard Shenkman, David J. Theroux
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Government Power, History (U.S), Politics


Will Strong Encryption Protect Privacy and Make Government Obsolete?
Recorded: Tuesday, April 24, 2001

Many people have wondered how technological progress will affect political, economic, and civil freedoms. With the rise of encryption software, the National Security Agency's Echelon worldwide surveillance system, and the FBI's Carnivore e-mail snooping program, this subject is no longer the exclusive domain of speculative thinkers or futurists, it is the subject of intense public-policy debate. Will privacy-enhancing technology improve faster than privacy-threatening technology? Should the government mandate privacy standards? Should it enforce contracts in cyberspace, or would private law do a better job? Economist, physicist, and legal scholar David Friedman discussed these and related questions about technological change and the case for and against government involvement.

Experts: David D. Friedman
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Government Power, Law Enforcement, Technology


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