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IPI Policy Basics: Local Control Is NOT a Governing Principle (Audio: Podcast)

Long-awaited opportunity for IPI President Tom Giovanetti to talk about one of his favorite policy issues. Almost everyone, conservatives and liberals alike, thinks local control is a governing principle, and that state legislatures have no business intruding on local issues. But as Tom explains (and rants a little), this is a misunderstanding of the structure of our constitutional system and results in cities enacting all sorts of policies that erode economic liberty, property rights, and individual liberty. IPI Resident Scholar Dr. Merrill Matthews tries to get a few words in edgewise but mostly this is Tom’s rant.


2021_07_01 Local Control