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September 2011
Past Event
The Courts and Liberal Democracy
Friday 12:00 - 1:30PM

The Courts and Liberal Democracy

Past Event
Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C. Headquarters
September 16, 2011
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September 2011
Friday 12:00 - 1:30PM
Past Event

1015 15th Street, N.W., 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Speakers:
Harold Furchtgott-Roth,

Hudson Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Economics of the Internet

Stephen Williams

Senior Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

According to Senior Circuit Judge Stephen Williams, a society can be expected to evolve into liberal democracy, including private property and the rule of law, only if producer groups can organize and exert enough influence to prevent government predation. But groups strong enough to resist government predation are likely to be strong enough to mobilize government for predation against others. The resultant rent-seeking society may hollow out liberal democracy to a barely recognizable shell. Could courts at all offset this tendency, either by a tilt against rent-seeking in review of agency decisions, or by a revival of the rule against "partial legislation?"

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