[LESS INFO] 21 VIEWS | ADDED 14:44:45 03/11/11
Larry Parks interviews Prof. Lester Brickman about his book, Lawyer Barons: What Contingency Fees Really Cost America, a broad and deep inquiry into how contingency fees distort our civil justice system, influence our political system and endanger democratic governance. Contingency fees are the way personal injury lawyers finance access to the courts for those wrongfully injured. While the public senses that lawyers manipulate the justice system to serve their own ends, few are aware of the high costs that come with contingency fees. Lawyer Barons sets out to change that, providing a window into the seamy underworld of contingency fees that the bar and the courts not only tolerate but even protect and nurture. Contrary to a broad academic consensus, the Brickman argues that the financial incentives for lawyers to litigate are so inordinately high that they perversely impact our civil justice system and impose other unconscionable costs. He thus presents the intellectual architecture that underpins all tort reform efforts.
[LESS INFO] 2 VIEWS | ADDED 16:08:42 02/11/11
The Federal Reserve's "dual mandate" of price stability and full employment destroys jobs because preventing decreasing prices by inflating the money supply increases the cost structure in the U.S., thereby making production in the U.S. less competitive than otherwise. Also, restrictive licensing, which now requires those who would engage in productive employment to get permission to work erects artificial barriers to employment. The work of Prof. Morris Kleiner is highlighted.
[LESS INFO] 0 VIEWS | ADDED 04:43:35 02/04/11
Has the price of gold topped out? Is it time for a "correction," a "collapse," a retreat to more "normal" levels, or are the fundamentals of the monetary system such that it has a long way to go? This episode first presents the case for gold having topped out, and then that case is thoroughly debunked with stunning and shocking evidence
[LESS INFO] 39 VIEWS | ADDED 13:24:54 12/24/10
Larry Parks Interviews Arthur Cheliotes President Local 1180
[LESS INFO] 8 VIEWS | ADDED 01:52:11 12/24/10
Larry Parks Interviews Bob Ledwith, Business Manager Local 46
[LESS INFO] 8 VIEWS | ADDED 03:41:40 12/04/10
Pension plan asset allocation that is theoretically and empirically stupid has been redefined as being prudent, thereby leading to a massive mis-allocation of pension plan assets. More importantly, since the US monetary system is dishonest, as well as many of the asset allocations being prima facie fraudulent, pension plan trustees have a fiduciary responsibility to allocate pension plan assets to the most liquid and reliable medium: gold. And, for further protection for pension plan beneficiaries, trustees should take delivery.
[LESS INFO] 2 VIEWS | ADDED 22:53:49 11/06/10
Traces increase in unemployment, prospect for hyperinflation (assured), increase in trade deficit + fiscal deficits, collapse of savings, and many other maladies to the continued issuance of Legal tender irredeemable paper-ticket-electronic “dollars”
[LESS INFO] 10 VIEWS | ADDED 21:55:22 10/29/10
LARRY PARKS INTERVIEWS HERB LONDON ABOUT THE DECLINE AND REVIVAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION
[LESS INFO] 5 VIEWS | ADDED 17:27:58 09/24/10
BARRY FRIEDMAN INTERVIEW RE CONSTITUTION