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Rule Of Law Hurting The West
CNN, by Niall Ferguson

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Posted By:MDMuskrat, 11/26/2012 5:29:42 PM

Author Niall Ferguson tells CNN laws are becoming more cumbersome and hurting Western economies. (Snip) To me, one of the biggest contrasts between the West and the rest is that things like the rule of law -- regulation, bureaucracy -- are getting more problematic, more burdensome in Western countries, even as they are becoming less burdensome in emerging markets. Stevens: You mean they’re getting in the way of development? Ferguson: Yeah, they really are… one of the arguments I make in my new book, The Great Degeneration, is that the rule of law in the United States has become the

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 11/26/2012 5:36:42 PM     (No. 9034898)

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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/11/26/niall_ferguson_rule_of_law_hurting_the_west.html

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Reply 2 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 11/26/2012 5:57:39 PM     (No. 9034925)

It´s called bureaucratic despotism.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross, 11/26/2012 6:23:37 PM     (No. 9034946)

Just because stupid laws are passed does not mean that "Rule of Law" is wrong. The alternative to Rule of Law is tyranny, where an evil government can impose its plans based on whim. Without Rule of Law, you have chaos. Those are the only options.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: woodenleg, 11/26/2012 6:26:13 PM     (No. 9034951)

If rule of law making things worse.............then bring bring back the rule of men............after all, we know that BO is the annointed, the saviour....the one.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: curious1, 11/26/2012 6:34:25 PM     (No. 9034965)

I think I would separate the rule of law from the edicts of bureaucrats. Until FDR shoved his unconstitutional bureaucracies down the US throat, so that the communists in congress at the time could claim impotence and FDR´s communist creatures could work on destroying the Republic. Congress that is answerable (sort-of) to the people vs bureaucrats that aren´t. Hmmmm...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/26/2012 8:04:16 PM     (No. 9035073)

I don´t expect the MSM to understand the distinction between the US Constitution which limits the powers of government and regulations created by agencies that were formed to execute a law written decades ago. Obama has been using the EPA to create rules that are contrary to both the Constitution and the purpose of the original Environmental Protection Act.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 11/26/2012 8:22:16 PM     (No. 9035095)

Presidents come and go. Congresscritters come and go. Judges come and go. The bureaucracy lives on though. Professional paper pushers who generate little of any substantial value. The majority are ticks on a starving dog. There is so much that needs reform, but the beginning is the closing of the thousands of needless, pointless, and destructive government alphabet agencies.

But that takes will, and that is one thing that the people lack. Gimme a Obamaphone and endless unemployment!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Shimp, 11/26/2012 9:32:35 PM     (No. 9035146)

Oh great, CNN. NOW you get it, after the election!

Thanks for holding back that thought until today, you idiots for the bamster!


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Reply 9 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 11/26/2012 10:07:24 PM     (No. 9035174)

It is not the rule of law that is the problem. It is not even the rule of law that he is describing. It is the rule by edict. The particular variation we have is one with so many laws that everyone (or just about everyone) is in violation of something, it is just a question of whether or not those with power wish to persecute...I mean, prosecute you for it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: zener diode, 11/26/2012 11:48:40 PM     (No. 9035234)

Rule Of Law is a good thing until you get socialist laws intertwined with justified laws that are there to protect freedom .

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Nimby, 11/27/2012 4:31:49 AM     (No. 9035356)

Read his other books to get a sense of where this guy is coming from. For one, the socialist country he is living in is such dire straits that they do not know where to turn to. The voters there are against austerity measures and want more from the Goobermint. Students want free education from birth till they get out of colleges. Nothing different from what´s happening here.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/27/2012 9:03:28 AM     (No. 9035655)

It´s not the Rule of Law that is hurting us, it is the stranglehold of Regulation that is killing us.

As Tacitus told us millennia ago, the more laws a Government enacts, the greater the chance for graft and corruption.(I paraphrasse)

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