Libertas Institute | Advancing The Cause Of Liberty In Utah

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Listen to audio recordings of our latest articles to stay up to date on the Institute's advocacy and activities.

Episodes

  • Drug Penalty Reform Coming to Utah

    Drug Penalty Reform Coming to Utah

    23/10/2014 Duration: 06min

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

  • Policing for Justice, or Profit?

    Policing for Justice, or Profit?

    08/09/2014 Duration: 03min

    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

    362,361 Reasons Why Salt Lake City Favors Taxis over Lyft and Uber

    03/09/2014 Duration: 02min

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

  • Organized Labor in a Free Society

    Organized Labor in a Free Society

    01/09/2014 Duration: 08min

    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

    Police Shootings: Racial Identity Politics Sidestep the Conversation on Government Power

    29/08/2014 Duration: 05min

    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

    The "Ice Bucket Challenge"—A Win for Free Society

    22/08/2014 Duration: 06min

    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

    Recording Police Officers Leads to Two Separate Disorderly Conduct Charges

    18/08/2014 Duration: 03min

    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

    Study: Americans Have No Voice in their Government

    13/08/2014 Duration: 03min

    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

    The "How" of a Federal Land Transfer

    11/08/2014 Duration: 06min

    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

    Legislative Overstepping? Firearms, Breastfeeding, and More

    05/08/2014 Duration: 07min

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

  • How is Common Core like Obamacare?

    How is Common Core like Obamacare?

    01/08/2014 Duration: 03min

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

  • REVEALED: Head of Herberts Common Core Review Committee Has Huge Conflict of Interest

    REVEALED: Head of Herbert's Common Core Review Committee Has Huge Conflict of Interest

    01/08/2014 Duration: 03min

    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.

  • Government Transparency Works—And We Need More Of It

    Government Transparency Works—And We Need More Of It

    21/07/2014 Duration: 04min

    Are you tired of changing your clock forward and backward every six months? A new study may propose a change in Utah for daylight saving time.

  • Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Happy Sedition Act Day!

    Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste: Happy Sedition Act Day!

    14/07/2014 Duration: 04min

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