Libertas Institute | Advancing the cause of liberty in Utah show

Libertas Institute | Advancing the cause of liberty in Utah

Summary: Libertas Institute exists to advance the cause of liberty within the State of Utah. The Institute promotes liberty by generating non-partisan analysis and commentary on public policy issues relating to Utah, and recommending our findings to opinion leaders, policy makers, media, and interested Utahns.

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 Drug Penalty Reform Coming to Utah | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:57

New proposals could see drug possession in Utah reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor.

 Policing for Justice, or Profit? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:03:20

New reports highlight the ongoing problem with civil asset forfeiture, which allows the government to seize property from innocent individuals.

 362,361 Reasons Why Salt Lake City Favors Taxis over Lyft and Uber | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:02:18

Don't expect the government to relinquish control of so lucrative a revenue stream.

 Organized Labor in a Free Society | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:10

Labor represents an exchange between free people; while corrupted with government influence, standing alone it is something worth praising.

 Police Shootings: Racial Identity Politics Sidestep the Conversation on Government Power | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:03

The race of a person killed by police shouldn't matter. All of us should be concerned when a government agent abuses his authority.

 The "Ice Bucket Challenge"—A Win for Free Society | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:57

All those ice bucket videos? They're the sign of social pressure helping pursue positive ends—and more efforts like it are needed.

 Recording Police Officers Leads to Two Separate Disorderly Conduct Charges | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:03:07

Two Utahns were cited by police for disorderly conduct after recording them with a video camera. See the videos here.

 Study: Americans Have No Voice in their Government | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:03:25

A new political science study claims that the average citizen has a "near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy." Are they right?

 The "How" of a Federal Land Transfer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:04

The nuts and bolts of taking over the federal land within the borders of Utah is complicated—but it's an issue worth pursuing.

 Legislative Overstepping? Firearms, Breastfeeding, and More | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:06

Should the legislature prevent cities from being able to require licenses and fees of home business owners? Here are some other related examples…

 REVEALED: Head of Herbert's Common Core Review Committee Has Huge Conflict of Interest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:03:49

Publicly, Dr. Kendell is tasked with a fair review of Common Core. Behind the scenes, he's working to make sure Utah remains bound to it.

 How is Common Core like Obamacare? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:03:42

Did the Board of Education know what Common Core would do before committing millions of Utahns to it?

 Government Transparency Works—And We Need More Of It | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:13

Recent studies show that the abuse of power plummets when government agents know they're being watched. Can we continue the trend?

 Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Happy Sedition Act Day! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:42

216 years ago, the federal government prohibited political opposition. What lessons are there to learn from this event?


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