Welcome to The Marketplace of Ideas, a podcast series that provides original, high-quality information from events hosted by the Law & Economics Center at Scalia Law. Listeners will have access to content that is designed to enhance economic understanding and provide a consistent, rational voice that bolsters today’s policy discussions.
As states re-open and the desire to resume ‘normal life’ grows, the issues surrounding privacy in a COVID-19 world have become increasingly salient. Most experts agree that some form of contact tracing will be necessary to safely reopen the economy, in the absence of a vaccine.
Listen in as experts from our May 14th webinar on “Balancing Privacy and Public Health in the COVID-19 Era” discuss the legitimate privacy concerns concerning these solutions and offer guidance for policymakers.
Is European Union privacy regulation being exported to the United States? How is data a commercial good? And what lessons should US policymakers draw from the EU experience?
In this episode of The Marketplace of Ideas, hear Federal Trade Commissioner Noah Philips address these questions and more in his keynote from our Program on Economics & Privacy briefing held in December 2019 in Washington, DC.
In our last episode you heard panelists from our 2019 Symposium on the Law & Economics of Marijuana Legalization discuss the challenges of an industry that is decriminalized within a state, but not at the federal level. This episode of The Marketplace of Ideas brings you a mock oral argument from the same 2019 Symposium.
Listen in as David A. Lopez, former Deputy Solicitor General for the Office of the Attorney General of Nebraska and Chief Deputy Attorney General and Fred Yarger, former Solicitor General of Colorado, argue the Nebraska and Oklahoma vs. Colorado Supreme Court case that never was. Following their remarks, comments from a judicial panel include The Honorable Steven Grasz, The Honorable Ryan Nelson, and The Honorable James Worthen.
On November 6, 2012 Colorado Amendment 64 passed and the Constitution of the state of Colorado was subsequently amended to outline a statewide drug policy for cannabis.
Over the past two decades, more than thirty states have legalized though the drug remains classified as a Schedule 1 drug under federal law.
Join us for this episode of The Marketplace of Ideas taken from the Law & Economics Center’s October 2019 Symposium on the Law & Economics of Marijuana Legalization, and listen in as panelists discuss the issues and challenges arising within an industry that is decriminalized within a state, but not at the federal level.
With no uniform federal policy in place, some states have begun searching for their own solutions to the common threat data breaches pose. On January 1, 2020 California passed the Consumer Privacy Act to provide statutory damages for individuals whose information has been compromised.
Listen in as panelists from our January Congressional Civil Justice Academy briefing discuss the impact of this new California law on data security, and what the future may hold for consumers and the companies that are handling their data.
Episode 4 of The Marketplace of Ideas features a discussion between FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra and Scalia Law Professor Joshua D. Wright during the George Mason Law Review’s Twenty-Third Annual Antitrust Symposium in February 2020.
From the FTC’s Facebook settlement, to how the FTC ‘missed’ the 2008 mortgage crisis, Chopra and Wright delve into the broad range of complex issues facing the FTC today.
Episode three is from our December Congressional Civil Justice Academy briefing on big tech, antitrust, and privacy. Listen to our panelists John Yun, Charlotte Slaiman, Bruce Hoffman and moderator James Cooper as they discuss claims that big technology firms are too big and debate what, if anything, to do about it.
Scalia Law’s Journal of Law, Economics and Policy sponsored its 16th Annual Symposium on November 8, 2019. Ardine Williams, Vice President of Workforce Development for Amazon delivered the keynote address. Williams will lead the company’s hiring of almost 25,000 new employees to staff Amazon’s new HQ2 — soon to be located in Arlington, Virginia. Listen below, and click here to learn more.
In our first episode, panelists from our 2019 Symposium on the Law & Economics of Consumer Protection discussed the Federal Trade Commission’s approach to privacy regulation, and debated alternatives. Listen below, and click here to learn more.