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  1. Bitcoin Revolution: How Cryptocurrency Helps Free Speech

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    Bitcoin is nothing short of a currency revolution. It has changed how individuals spend their money, disrupted the way governments regulate money, and has the potential to completely eliminate physical currencies. Now, Jerry Brito, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Institute, will explain why Bitcoin is already impacting the world for the better.

    Are you tired of Washington telling you how to spend your money? If you’re like many Americans the answer is a definitive “YES!!!!!!!” Now is the time for action. See how Bitcoin is not only helping the world, but also has Washington shaking in its boots!

    President Obama asked Google CEO Eric Schmidt if Bitcoin was something “he has to worry about.” The answer was, “Mr. President, absolutely.” Bill Gates says digital currencies could be “huge.”

    Allow Senior Research Fellow Jerry Brito to explain to you three impactful ways Bitcoin is already freeing average Americans from Washington’s control.

  2. Guilty Til Proven Rich – Drug War Stories (Ep. 8) with Alex Kreit

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    You know what they say about assumptions, right? Well, what if our criminal justice system worked off that flawed system? Right now police officers are making wild assumptions about what a lot of money is, and what a drug dealer is supposed to look like. Listen to Professor Alex Kreit as he explains why our drug laws make no sense, and what you need to do to avoid getting hassled by ‘the man.’

  3. University Privilege – Drug War Stories (Ep. 7) with Alex Kreit

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    When you think about going to college or university, crime is usually not your first thought. But with sexual assault, robbery, and especially drug related arrests, maybe it’s time to rethink everything you thought you knew about campus safety. While courts don’t often associate dorm rooms as a crime neighborhood, the danger is there, and Professor Alex Kreit is here to discuss what that means for keeping you away from your R.A’s office, or worse.

  4. All The Cool Cops Are Doing It – Drug War Stories (Ep. 4) with Alex Kreit

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    21 Jump Street isn’t just in your Blu-ray player. Right now, young-looking police officers are infiltrating America’s high schools, looking to break up major crime rings. One problem: they’re usually doing more harm than good. So if you see Channing Tatum or Johnny Depp wandering the halls of your high school, before you ask for their autograph, make sure you’re informed of the real ways cops are taking advantage of today’s teenagers.

  5. Till Meth Do Us Part – Drug War Stories (Ep. 3) with Alex Kreit

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    Sharing is caring. But not with drugs. If you’re caught sharing drugs with your friends, family, spouse or whatever, the police have you on distribution. So before you puff-puff- pass, listen to Professor Alex Kreit as he exposes some of the wildest drug loopholes that are already putting people behind bars.

  6. If You Give A Cop Some Coke – Drug War Stories (Ep. 1) with Alex Kreit

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    Everyone knows the dangers of buying drugs. But did you know there’s a way to buy drugs and have cops actually thank you for it? In an in-depth analysis of the United States’ current drug laws and all of its weird rules, loony litigation and strange loopholes, Professor Alex Kreit takes you behind the scenes and reveals some facts that may surprise you.

  7. Can Cops Search Your Cell Phone?

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    You’re at a party. The police show up. The next thing you know, a cop is asking to see your cell phone. What do you do? If you don’t know your rights, you could be putting yourself – and your future – at risk. In this must-see video, Professor Josh Blackman details the ways in which recent court rulings have been defining and limiting the boundaries of cell phone content searches.

    Your life is in your phone. Know how to save it.

  8. Football Law: Changing the Rules of the Game

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    What happens when the rules of a game change?

    One of the most important parts of playing a game like football is that the rules remain predictable and consistent for all players. However, this doesn’t just apply to touchdowns and tackles – the rule of law is crucial to a well-functioning free market. The question at hand is whether or not this really does exist in the US; or are the rich and powerful benefitting from hiring lobbyists to get what they want and to protect themselves? In this video, learn from Professor Steve Horowitz what happens when the Rule of Law changes. What is the impact on our society, the economy, and YOUR life?

  9. How Dirty Laws Trash The Environment

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    Dirty Laws? That’s the confusing part of EPA regulations. While intended to do good, they end up doing quite the opposite. When a corporation dumps its toxic waste a few miles upstream from your tomato farm – sure, you can go to the EPA, but odds are the offending party has filed all the right permits that allow them to do their dirtiest and you’re screwed. Join Law and Economics Prof. Roger Meiners in this video as he shows how an age-old, British, free-market concept called “Common Law” may be the best remedy – without bureaucratic trash to stink things up.

  10. Don’t Be A Victim | The Drug War and You

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    Did you know having “too much” cash on you can be used to prove possession of drugs? Or that being present at a drug deal can lead to life in prison under mandatory minimum sentencing laws? Hey, that’s just the tip of the iceberg of the harsh policies that can put you at risk, even if you don’t think you’re doing anything wrong.

    Join Prof. Alex Kreit from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego for this amazing one-week program with exclusive videos, a private discussion group and a rapid-fire Q&A session live to learn how you can protect yourself and stay safe.

  11. 4 Reasons to be Optimistic About Mandatory Minimums

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    Mandatory minimum sentencing laws have sentenced people to jail for decades, sometimes for doing something as simple as selling pot a few times. Is there any reason to be hopeful that things could change? Alex Kreit, professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, tells of four recent contributions to the reform of mandatory-minimum drug sentencing laws.

    Attorney General Eric Holder issued new guidelines on how federal prosecutors enforce drug laws. President Obama himself granted clemency for several drug offenders sentenced under mandatory minimum laws.

    Meanwhile, Senators Cory Booker and Rand Paul joined forces to advocate reform. Bipartisan action is rare, which makes this all the more impressive.

    There are several organizations joining the fight against these laws as well. A group called Families Against Mandatory Minimums is leading the battle against unjust sentencing under these laws.

    Are there reasons for optimism? Professor Kreit believes so, and you should too.