3 Reasons Why the New Financial Regs Won't Fix Anything The financial reform bill currently working its way toward President Barack Obama's desk for signing is being touted as the biggest overhaul of the banking and investment sectors since the Great Depression. But the new regs won't be any more effective than the ones they replace in fixing anything or preventing the next major panic for at least three reasons.
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Pension Tsunami's Jack Dean on the Growing Wave of Public Pension Debt At his website PensionTsunami, Jack Dean and his staff chronicle the ever-growing wave of public pension debt. "The whole idea of the pension was to provide public servants with a decent retirement," says Dean. "It wasn't to make them wealthy, to allow them to retire younger and with more money and be able to go off and play golf while the rest of us supported them."Reason.tv's Ted Balaker spoke w...
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Vali Nasr on Religion In Politics Vali Nasr, professor of International Politics at Tufts University, talks about the place of religion in politics.
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The Prospect of a US Iran War Vali Nasr, professor of International Politics at Tufts University, talks about how many countries, in addition to the US, agree that a nuclear Iran is not an acceptable option.
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Vali Nasr on U.S. Iran Relations Vali Nasr, professor of International Politics at Tufts University, discusses whether the U.S. should talk to Iran.
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C-SPAN Founder and CEO Brian Lamb Interview In 2003 Reason named C-SPAN Founder and CEO Brian Lamb one of our 35 Heroes of Freedom for “turning a surveillance camera on the den of iniquity known as the U.S. House of Representatives.” Lamb sat down with Reason.tv editor Nick Gillespie for a wide-ranging and distinctively non-stoned faced discussion about the network and his views on politics.
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Bruce Yandle Talks About the Bootlegger and Baptist Coalitions While serving as the Executive Director of the Federal Trade Commission during the Reagan years, Bruce Yandle developed a theoretical framework he called "Bootleggers and Baptists" to help make sense of regulatory dynamics. As the old story goes, when Baptists lobby for dry Sundays, it's the bootleggers who benefit. Yandle's insight was to point out that "bootlegger and Baptist" coalitions are surprisingly common in US politics.
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Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Angele Davis on Streamlining Government Angele Davis was a guest at Reason Weekend in New Orleans where she sat down with Reason's Len Gilroy to talk about her efforts to streamline the Louisiana state government. "We are focused on creative and sustainable solutions that will basically look for opportunities to realign our government’s size" says Davis, Commissioner of Administration for the state of Louisiana.Davis is also the chief financial advisor to Governor Bobby Jindal.
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C-SPAN Founder and CEO Brian Lamb Interview In 2003 Reason named C-SPAN Founder and CEO Brian Lamb one of our 35 Heroes of Freedom for turning a surveillance camera on the den of iniquity known as the U.S. House of Representatives.
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The Best Strategy for Dealing With Al Qaeda Terrorism Specialist Paul Cruickshank of the NYU Center on Law and Security, talks about how American policy can be more effective under the next administration.
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The Success of the Post Partisanship Author Rick Perlstein talks about how Obama has reignited his promise to put aside petty politics and work with adversaries to forge a common ground on health care. Rick Perlstein discusses whether such a promise is tenable, amid the culture wars and hype
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The Tension Between Fiscal and Social Conservatives Author Rick Perlstein talks about how the business and evangelical wings of the party may want nothing to do with each other. He talks about how they can act in coalition, because they must.
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Rick Perlstein on the Libertarianism Author Rick Perlstein talks about his theory on the real-world meanings of libertarianism and explains why a powerful Libertarian Party is not a threat.
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The State of US Mexico Relations Jorge Castaneda, professor of Politics at New York University, talks about current U.S. - Mexico relations. Castaneda comments on the U.S. - Mexico border fence, which carries a “terrible” symbolic message, but virtually no practical impact.
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The Need for a US Government Change Julia Bolz, women's rights activist, talks about the problems she has with the Bush administration and the need for change.
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Drew Carey Discusses Ways to Save Cleveland Reason Saves Cleveland with Drew Carey, a Reason.tv original documentary series that proposes viable solutions to some of Cleveland's biggest problems, premiered in March 2010. The result is this meeting with Cleveland city council.
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The Role of Vice Presidency Learn about the history of the vice president. Also learn about the role of the vice presidency in the United States of America.
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