Senior Fellow & Director of Legal Policy, Manhattan Institute
As our country prepares to elect men and women to represent us at all levels of government, we will talk with James Copland about his timely new book, The Unelected: How an Unaccountable Elite is Governing America. In this conversation, we will engage Copland on key themes in the book, namely that the unelected control much of the government apparatus that affects our lives. We will delve into how Congress has largely abdicated its authority. How “independent” administrative agencies churn out thousands of new regulations a year. How courts have enabled these agencies to expand their powers beyond those authorized by law―and limited executive efforts to rein in the bureaucratic behemoth. We’ll also chat about Copland’s book reference to our namesake, John Locke, and ask Copland’s assessment of where we’re headed in the new decade.