Post Tagged with: "accountability"

94: Kristin Tate on How Americans Are Taxed to Death

94: Kristin Tate on How Americans Are Taxed to Death

Most of us grumble about taxes but we seldom understand just how many different ways we are taxed in our daily lives. From the federal level right down to the local level there are more outstretched government hands than you’d think, all vying for their cut of your money. Kristen Tate spells out for us where these often hidden taxes lie and why it’s important to hold our leaders at every level accountable for what they’re doing with our money.  
July 3, 2018
64: Should We Do Away With the State of The Union Address?

64: Should We Do Away With the State of The Union Address?

The annual State of the Union address has become a prominent fixture in America’s political landscape. It’s the social equivalent of an Academy Awards show for the political class, with lots of grandstanding, posturing, and playing to the cameras. How many of us know the history of the SOTU? Was it meant to be the kind of theatrical production that it has become? For that matter, what exactly does it do for the average American citizen?  
February 12, 2018
63: Connor Boyack on How to Lobby In Your Pajamas

63: Connor Boyack on How to Lobby In Your Pajamas

When it comes to exerting political influence, far too many people seem to thing that this is something best left to politicians and professional lobbyists. What if being an effective citizen was easier than you’ve been led to believe? In this episode, Connor walks us through the simple steps involved in making your voice heard by your elected representatives. The only reason more people don’t tend to do this is that they simply haven’t been taught how.
February 7, 2018
59: Jeremy Snow on Why Due Process Matters

59: Jeremy Snow on Why Due Process Matters

We hear the phrase “due process” from time to time but it’s doubtful that many of us grasp how essential this concept is to a free society. Lawless individuals can certainly cause harm and suffering but lawless government also causes serious harm—and on a much larger scale. It’s never a good idea to allow the state to cut corners when it comes to the pursuit of justice. In this episode, attorney Jeremy Snow joins us to discuss what due process is and why it matters more than we may think.
January 15, 2018
29: Commander Dale Brown on Privatizing Protection of People & Property

29: Commander Dale Brown on Privatizing Protection of People & Property

How differently might police protect and serve the public if their departments were subject to the same market forces and customer choice as the private sector? Commander Dale Brown of the Detroit-based Threat Management Center has some answers that will likely surprise you. He spells out what the past couple of decades have revealed in places where private security provides protection. When protectors of people and property are accountable to their customers, the quality of service goes up and the propensity for violence goes down.
September 15, 2017